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Discover DEQ Newsletter – June 2019

What's Inside? LDEQ and partners hosted Making it Happen – Brownfields resources in Louisiana, EPA Region 6 and LDEQ quality directors come together, Message from the Secretary and more!

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.

Wetland Evaluation Report - South Slough Wetland Study Now Available

This report represents an independent evaluation of the City of Hammond South Slough Wetland assimilation system. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality commissioned Naturally Wallace Consulting to provide a wetland evaluation report in response to questions regarding wetland assimilation projects. The conclusions and recommendations represented herein reflect the professional opinion of the author, and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality or its employees and officials.

Discover DEQ Newsletter – May 2019

What's Inside? LDEQ 2019 Natural and Catastrophic Disaster Parish Resource Book now available, Message from the Secretary, Gulf of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ & Louisiana’s efforts for nutrient management & more!

LDEQ encourages securing of household chemicals and items in preparation for Morganza Spillway opening

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality encourages residents and business owners in the affected area of the Morganza Spillway to safely secure or remove household chemicals and materials in advance of the Spillway opening June 2.

EPA Approves Lousiana's plan to meet SO2 standards in St. Bernard Parish 05/22/19
Discover DEQ Newsletter – April 2019

What's Inside? Air quality in Louisiana – Governor proclaims May as Air Quality Awareness Month, Message from the Secretary, Think before you dump crawfish peels and boil water and more!