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Discover DEQ for September 2015

State agencies first to embrace Geaux Ride app; The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program celebrates its 25th anniversary; DEQ inspects negighborhood wastewater stations; Records Management finds hidden history in basement boxes of documents; 4-H Junior Leadership Club launches annual membership drive in Evangeline Parish; DEQ On The Move; Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality 3rd Quarter Summaries

EPA Adds Five Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund's National Priorities List & Proposes an Additional Seven

Louisiana has one site added and one proposed

    New Jersey man and Louisiana man plead guilty to illegal disposal of wastes

    A New Jersey man and a Sulphur man were sentenced Thursday, Sept. 17, in the 31st Judicial District Court for violating Louisiana waste disposal laws and the Environmental Quality Act. George L. Ryals III, 63, of Newton, N.J., and Michael Anaker, 57, of Sulphur, illegally disposed of a large number of compressed gas cylinders by abandoning them in a warehouse in Roanoke.

    Environmental Law Enforcement Training Workshop to be held Oct. 14

    An Environmental Law Enforcement Training Workshop will be held Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 8:30 to noon at the Central Louisiana Business Incubator, 1501 Wimbledon Boulevard, Alexandria, LA 71301. The workshop will be a unique opportunity to hear from federal, state and local law enforcement regarding environmental crimes and environmental laws. Speakers will provide important information regarding the laws and actions regarding illegal dumping and burning, water pollution, littering and air pollution.

    Ouachita River 2015 Water Sweep to be held Sept. 19

    A litter and debris cleanup effort along the Ouachita River and surrounding waterways in the Monroe and West Monroe area will take place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. The "2015 Water Sweep" will be staffed by volunteers who donate their time and personal watercraft to remove debris along the river and shoreline.

    DEQ's Drinking Water Protection Program moves to St. Martin Parish

    The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has selected St. Martin Parish as the next stop for its drinking water protection campaign, "Protect Drinking Water One Drop at a Time." The program's goal is to increase the public's awareness and participation in protecting their area's drinking water.

    DEQ Enviroschool to host workshops on air quality policy

    The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Enviroschool is providing free training workshops for communities, businesses, and other organizations that will give an understanding of DEQ air policies. For several decades, LDEQ has added several "Air Policy" requirements in which our written regulations do not provide clear monitoring for demonstrating compliance. These policy sets are used for various control devices such as filters, scrubbers, cyclones and non-NSPS Flares, etc. This class will explain the regulatory basis that allows DEQ to add these requirements, and provides some insight into when a permit writer would add them to a permit. It also discusses the intent of the requirement and what it's trying to accomplish. These regulations can be modified to meet a specific facility's equipment. The session also provides additional information regarding stack testing.

      Discover DEQ -- August 2015

      DEQ aids effort to preserve coastal gem; Get geauxing in Baton Rouge with Geaux Ride ride-sharing application; Federal grant is designed to help bike program blossom one pedal at a time; Model litter ordinance presented to municipalities at the LMA Convention; DEQ-CID co-hosts environmental crime investigation techniques course; DEQ personnel begin by donating blood, keep giving at Camp Challenge; Abbeville Boy Scout earns Eagle rank with environmental project; Bayou Corne event marks third anniversary of sinkhole's formation; Keep Hammond Beautiful is the 'point of the spear' in combating litter; BREC promotes recycling; DEQ On The Move; Who's Who At DEQ?; LDEQ's 2nd Quarter Summaries


      Keep Hammond Beautiful schedules cleanup day, Sat. Aug. 29

      Volunteers need for Hammond Cleanup Day Cleanup the City Day Community Event Saturday, August 29, 2015 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Meet at Jackson Playground At the end of Harden Drive

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