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Ninth Amended Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order

The ninth amendment to the Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order declared on March 11, 2020, due to a statewide public health emergency, COVID-19, is now available.

08/07/20
EPA provides Louisiana $176,000 to improve and protect waters across the state

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality $176,000 to improve impaired waters and protect unimpaired waters across the state.

08/07/20
Discover DEQ Newsletter – July 2020

What's Inside? Improperly discarding masks, gloves and wipes poses health and environmental hazards, Message From The Secretary, A look at water quality in Louisiana for National Water Quality Month and more!

07/31/20
Eighth Amended Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order

The eighth amendment to the Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order declared on March 11, 2020, due to a statewide public health emergency, COVID-19, is now available.

07/24/20
EPA issues Multipurpose grant to Louisiana to reduce paper waste

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued a Multipurpose grant (MPG) to the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources to analyze and review Underground Injection Control (UIC) permits. The state has developed a system to receive permits online rather than in paper form.

07/23/20
LDEQ’s Enviroschool to host two water-focused webinars in August

The LDEQ's Enviroschool will hold two live webinars in August. The first will discuss Water Quality in Louisiana and the second will focus on Onsite Sewerage System Maintenance, Health and the Environment.

07/17/20
EPA Adds New PFAS Treatment Options and Scientific References to Drinking Water Treatability Database

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an update to its Drinking Water Treatability Database with new treatment options and scientific references for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

07/15/20
EPA Announces $6 Billion in New Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the 2020 notice of funding availability under its Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program, including funding for the new State infrastructure financing authority WIFIA (SWIFIA) program.

07/14/20