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Model litter ordinance and handbook available to communities

The Louisiana Local Government Litter Ordinance Template and Handbook was created to assist communities with an enforceable, easy to implement model litter ordinance. To combat litter and aquatic trash in the state of Louisiana, citizens, environmental groups and government representatives came together to form the Louisiana Aquatic Litter Alliance(LALA)

Bayou Vermilion Preservation Association to host "Clean Stream" lecture series

On Aug. 11, the bayou Vermilion Preservation Association will host the "Clean Streams" lecture series to promote litter-free water and improved water quality in along the vermilion. The speakers include Bob Cole, a past president of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, Dr. David Cheramie, CEO of the Bayou Vermilion District (BVD) and BVD Board of Commissioners Chairman Rodney Richard. It will be held at Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Road, Lafayette at 11:30 a.m. and the media and public are invited.

Discover DEQ - July 2015

DEQ participates in 2015 Louisiana Offshore Oil Port drill; Keep Louisiana Beautiful Asks: "Do You Know an Everyday Hero?"; Air quality awareness important during Louisiana's sunny summer days; LSU scientists have sweet dreams of alternative fuel; Radiation drills require DEQ to play many roles; Air Pollution Control Technology forum held at DEQ Headquarters; DEQ staff help out at the LWRA Conference; DEQ's Criminal Investigation Division participates in Environmental Law Enforcement Training Workshop; Who's Who At DEQ? Louisiana Department Of Environmental Quality's 3rd Quarter Summaries

Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) Receives Second Place Gulf Guardian Award in the Partnership Category

The Gulf of Mexico Program recently announced Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) will receive a Second Place 2015 Gulf Guardian Award in the Partnerships Category. The awards ceremony will be held on July 30, 2015, at the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Louisiana citizens create a model litter ordinance template for communities

Citizens of Louisiana, environmental groups and government representatives have created a turnkey solution that can address litter control and develop accompanying infrastructure to enable enforcement mechanisms. The Louisiana Local Government Litter Ordinance Template and Handbook will be introduced at the Louisiana Municipal Association Convention in Lafayette.

Environmental Crime Investigation Techniques course to be held August 4-7 in Baton Rouge

An Environmental Crime Investigation Techniques course will be held on August 4 through 7 at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, 103 France St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Registration is from 1 to 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 4, with class concluding at noon on Aug. 7. The course is hosted by the Southern Environmental Enforcement Network and the Criminal Investigation Division of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

2015 Keep Louisiana Beautiful Everyday Hero Awards

Tell us who about an Everyday Hero who helps fight litter in your community. Nominations are now open for the 2015 Keep Louisiana Beautiful Everyday Hero Awards until September 10, 2015.

DEQ offers hands-on training for NetDMR online reporting in three locations

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is offering training for permittees on the use of the NetDMR online application for the submission of discharge monitoring reports. A discharge monitoring report, known as a DMR, is a self-reporting document that is generated by permittees who have a Louisiana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit. The DMR contains information about discharges into waters of the state.

    DEQ postpones Tubal-Cain hearing, extends comment period

    Today, Department of Environment Quality (DEQ) Secretary Peggy Hatch announced the public hearing on Tubal-Cain's permit application will be postponed until Aug. 18. The public comment period will also be extended until Aug. 31.

    Discover DEQ - ENewsletter June 2015

    What's Inside? Litter, litter everywhere - what to do about the problem?; It's moving day for DEQ!; NOLA Brewing Company supports environmental sustainability; UST Division ensures fuel storage tank compliance throughout the state; Spotlight: Jennifer Elee has been helping keep X-rays safe for 22 years; DEQ responds to wastewater odor complaint in Ascension Parish; Louisiana Clean Fuels Gala and conference held in Baton Rouge; Who's Who at DEQ?

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