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Gulf of Mexico Alliance to Receive $297,816 to Improve Coastal Resilience in Northern Gulf of Mexico 07/23/2019

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.

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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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LDEQ announces new invoice processing procedure 07/02/2019

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is transitioning to a new invoice payment process for the regulated community that will expedite the processing of fees. The new process is slated to begin July 10; applying to fiscal year 2020 invoices and onward.

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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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Wetland Evaluation Report - South Slough Wetland Study Now Available 06/04/2019

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.

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