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East Baton Rouge Parish Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day scheduled for Sat., Oct. 29

East baton Rouge Parish is holding their household hazardous material collection day, Sat. Oct. 29, at the east side of the Memorial Stadium Parking lot. East Baton Rouge residents only and no commercial waste accepted. LDEQ will be there to handle the paint swap activities.

    Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation receives $60,000 grant from EPA

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding $60,000 to the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation to help protect and restore urban waters in the New Orleans area. The grant will also support community revitalization and other local priorities.

      Jefferson Parish wins awards from the Water Environment Federation

      Jefferson Parish won several 2016 MS4 Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards gold certificates from the Water Environment Federation for the Innovation and Management of their Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) and going above and beyond regulatory requirements.

        DEQ offers hands-on training for NetDMR online reporting in Baton Rouge

        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.

          EPA Awards up to $120,000 to south Louisiana Non-profit

          The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Mary Queen of Viet Nam Community Development Corporation are addressing environmental justice issues in south Louisiana through a competitive cooperative agreement. The community-based non-profit will receive up to $120,000 to support a two-year project.

          Discover DEQ - September 2016 newsletter

            Third Amended Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order - In the Matter of Severe Weather Event of Aug. 12, 2016

            LDEQ recognized at Keep Louisiana Beautiful Awards Banquet in Baton Rouge

            Keep Louisiana Beautiful held its awards banquet at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center Heidelberg Ballroom Sept. 28.

              Debris removal work continues to progress with most flood-damaged areas showing visible improvement as haulers work their way through neighborhoods

              LDEQ Secretary Chuck Carr Brown addressed the issue of removal of flood debris from in front of businesses after a Wall Street Journal reporter last week suggested businesses were concerned about having to pay large debris removal costs.

              Companies report debris removal progress

              To expedite debris removal after a successful trial run, LDEQ has extended permission for night hauling from the North Sherwood Forest temporary debris staging site for Ronaldson Field Landfill. Waste haulers under contract to DRC Emergency Services use the site to deposit loads of debris during the day where it can be sorted and moved later to the permanent landfill.

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