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Informational Materials from LDEQ Listening Session on HR 231-Voluntary Compliance Audit Program Study 08/07/2019

Informational Materials from LDEQ Listening Session on HR 231-Voluntary Compliance Audit Program Study

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LDEQ fishing and swimming advisory map now available as an app 07/17/2019

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.

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Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order 07/11/2019

- In the matter of Natural and Catastrophic Disaster: Tropical Storm Barry

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Six charged with illegal waste tire and solid waste dumping 06/27/2019

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.

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Lake Charles man charged with illegal discharge of untreated sewage wastes 06/12/2019

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.

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LDEQ encourages securing of household chemicals and items in preparation for Morganza Spillway opening 05/29/2019

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.

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