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EPA settlements with violators benefit communities

Agreements will result in more than $1.8 million in special environmental projects from companies in La., Texas and N.M.

Discover DEQ - December 2014

What's Inside? DEQ improves response time with Smartphones, Louisiana Trash Free Waters working group meets in Alexandria, Criminal Investigation Division 2014, DEQ's Northeastern Regional Office has a new home, Disappearing water makes good environmental sense, DEQ conducts a watershed survey of the Yellow Water River drainage basin in Tangipahoa Parish, DEQ's Chili Cook-off raises money for United Way, Who's Who At DEQ?

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      DEQ hosts Drinking Water Protection Program Committee Meeting in St. Mary Parish

      The firstDrinking Water Protection Program Ccommunity Meeting will be held as follows: Thursday, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. Bayou Vista Community Center 1333 Beleview St. Bayou Vista Public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be provided compliments of the Drinking Water Protection Team. For more information call 225-219-3510.

        DEQ comments on EPA Clean Power Plan

          Holiday Recycling tips from DEQ

          "Tis the season to be jolly" and tis the season to create more waste and garbage than any other. Louisiana, like the rest of the nation, produces more garbage in December than any other month. A little planning ahead of time can reduce the amount of trash that goes to the landfills and reuse can even produce useful items. You can "Be the Solution" and have a more waste-free holiday season by following a few simple tips from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

            Discover DEQ - November 2014

            What's Inside? DEQ participates in 18th Annual Chem Friends Expo in Gonzales, DEQ overseeing soil and groundwater remediation project in Ouachita Parish, Early Warning System helps protect the Mississippi River as a drinking source,Geographical Response Plan meeting held at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge, DEQ participates in Air and Water Management Association meeting,Think green for the Holidays,DEQ supports United Way with hot dog eating,Halloween costume contest, Who's Who At DEQ?

              Xplor Energy pleads guilty to felony Clean Water Act violation

              U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that XPLOR Energy SPV-1, Inc. ("XPLOR"), an Oklahoma corporation residing in Southlake, Texas, pled guilty today to a one-count bill of information which charged the company with knowingly violating the Clean Water Act, Title 33, United States Code, Section 1319(c)(2)(A).

              Enviroschool class in Lake Charles rescheduled

              The Enviroschool session on Air Permitting 301 scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the LSU Ag Center in Lake Charles has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 3.

                Washington Parish School Board must institute asbestos handling training

                U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced today that his office has agreed to defer prosecution on the bill of information it filed against the Washington Parish School Board ("school board") charging it with a felony violation of the Clean Air Act for failing to notify the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality of the 2011 demolition of the Old Pine High School which contained regulated asbestos containing material.

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