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EPA Ready to Support FEMA, State Efforts on Hurricane Laura

EPA has an organized emergency response program for responding to man-made and natural disasters and is positioned to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), state, local, and tribal partners in response to Hurricane Laura.

08/26/20
Water Quality of Flood-Impacted Areas from Hurricane Laura

Today, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the following statement in regards to the water quality of flood-impacted areas from Hurricane Laura.

08/26/20
State of Emergency-Tropical Storm Laura and Tropical Depression 14 08/25/20
Hurricane Laura - Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order

In the Matter of Natural and Catastrophic Disaster regarding Hurricane Laura

08/25/20
Ninth Amended Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order - COVID-19

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
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