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Louisiana Issues Initial Comments to EPA, Points to Bad Data and Recommends Scrapping New Emission Rule

Today, Secretary Peggy Hatch issued the following initial comments with the accompanying letter to the EPA, highlighting data inaccuracies in the EPA's new emission rule as well as the damaging effects the rule would have on Louisiana's economy:

Felony environmental charges added for Lafourche Parish man accused of theft and criminal damage to property

Investigators within the Criminal Investigation Division of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality booked a Lafourche Parish man on Sept. 11 for the illegal discharge of diesel fuel into state waterways.

DEQ Announces reissuance of General Permit for Discharges of Storm Water from Construction Activities (5 Acres or More)

General Permit for Discharges of Storm Water from Construction Activities (5 Acres or More) was reissued on September 3, 2014.

Baton Rouge Businessman Pleads Guilty to Environmental Crime and Obstruction of Justice

United States Attorney Walt Green announced the conviction of another defendant in connection with a wide ranging investigation into corruption and fraud involving compliance with federal environmental laws.

DiscoverDEQ - August 2014

What's Inside? West Monroe is going green, Tegan Treadaway named Assistant Secretary for Office of Environmental Services, Trash Free Waters Initiative - EPA partners with the states to alleviate trash in the nation's waterways, Bayou Vermilion District combats litter, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation's 25th Annual Beach Sweep, TECHE project,DEQ and the St. Bernard Paddle Club work to protect the water qualityin Bayou Teche, Republic Services - Environmentally Friendly, The Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council refurbishes used computers and electronics, Camp Challenge - bright light in the summer Who's Who At DEQ? DEQ On The Move

    Fifth Extension and First Amended Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order - Hurricane Isaac and its aftermath

    DEQ issues order requiring HMM to extinguish landfill fires

    DEQ announced today that an Order to Close was issued to Harrelson Materials Management, Inc. (HMM). The order was signed by DEQ Secretary Peggy Hatch. The Order to Close requires HMM to extinguish fires and subsequently close the company's landfill on Russell Road in Shreveport.

      Amended Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order - Harrelson Materials Management, Inc

        Air Quality Summary - June 2014

          Treadaway named assistant secretary for permits

          DEQ Secretary Peggy Hatch named Tegan Treadaway assistant secretary for permits at the Department of Environmental Quality on Aug. 4. Treadaway was administrator of air permits under former Assistant Secretary Sam Phillips who left DEQ July 25.

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