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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

    Free Open Burning Workshops to be hosted by DEQ

    "To burn or not to burn - that is the question" and you can get the answer at an open burning workshop. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is sponsoring a free workshop to assist fire departments, municipalities, and the general public with understanding the air quality regulations concerning open burning. The workshop will provide a basic understanding of the regulations, as well as information about open burning do's and don'ts.

    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)

    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.

    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.

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