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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

      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.

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