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Air Quality Summary - July 2014

    Emergency Debris Management hotline now available

    The Waste Permits Division of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has announced the creation of an Emergency Debris Management hotline at (225) 364-7901.

    DEQ issues order to halt Shreveport landfill operations

    Today, the Department of Environmental Quality, working with the State Fire Marshal�s Office, issued an administrative order requiring a Shreveport landfill owned by Harrelson Material Management Inc. to cease all landfill disposal operations at its Russell Road construction and demolition landfill.

    Oil Company charged with felony Clean Water Act violation

    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 obtained a felony arrest warrant on Sept. 11, 2014, for a Lafourche Parish man for the illegal discharge of diesel fuel into state waterways.

    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:

    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.

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

    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

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