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Louisiana business owner pleads guilty to oil spill violations 01/30/20
Baton Rouge man arrested for illegal discharge and disposal, criminal damage 01/28/20
LDEQ offers NetDMR assistance training for required online submissions

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) is offering hands-on training for permittees on the use of the NetDMR online application for the submission of discharge monitoring reports. A Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) is a self -reporting document that is generated by permittees who have a Louisiana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (LPDES) permit.

LDEQ to host CDX/NetDMR assistance sessions in January 2020

The Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP) offers assistance with NetDMR. NetDMR is a web-based tool that allows facilities to electronically sign and submit Louisiana Pollution Elimination System (LPDES) discharge monitoring reports (DMRs) to the LDEQ.

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 to host webinar: Louisiana's Approach to the TMDL Program

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s (LDEQ) Enviroschool will hold a live webinar discussing Louisiana’s Approach to the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Program.

Gulf of Mexico Alliance to Receive $297,816 to Improve Coastal Resilience in Northern Gulf of Mexico

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) a grant in the amount of $297,816 to improve coastal resilience in the Northern Gulf of Mexico with new pilot projects in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.

LDEQ fishing and swimming advisory map now available as an app

The LDEQ online fishing and swimming advisory map is now available as an application (app) for smartphones. The new app is available through Google Play and the Apple Store. Search: LA Fish Advisories.