Open burning household waste is illegal in Louisiana
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) reminds residents that any open burning of household waste, solid waste and chemicals is illegal in the state of Louisiana – whether conducted on private property or not. Open burning is harmful to those conducting the open burn as well as their families, neighbors, pets and livestock. The ash generated from an open burn contains toxic materials that contaminate our air, soil and ground water.
LDEQ announces new invoice processing procedure
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is transitioning to a new invoice payment process for the regulated community that will expedite the processing of fees. The new process is slated to begin July 10; applying to fiscal year 2020 invoices and onward.
Six charged with illegal waste tire and solid waste dumping
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s Criminal Investigation Section has charged multiple individuals within the past month for the illegal disposal of waste tires and solid waste. Investigations involving these types of environmental crimes has led to criminal charges against the individuals since May 28, 2019.
Lake Charles man charged with illegal discharge of untreated sewage wastes
Lake Charles man charged with illegal discharge of untreated sewage wastes. Investigators within the Criminal Investigations Section of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Lake Charles man on two counts of knowingly discharging untreated sewage waste near Sulphur Wednesday, June 12. Under Louisiana law, knowingly discharging a pollutant to waters of the state without the appropriate LDEQ permit and without any prior treatment is a felony.