DEQ offers free Open Burning Workshops

Jul 24, 2014

Baton Rouge - The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is sponsoring a free workshop to assist fire departments, municipalities and the general public with understanding the air quality regulations concerning open burning. The workshop will provide a basic understanding of the regulations, as well as information on opening burning do’s and don’ts. All workshops will be from 10 a.m. to noon.

The upcoming workshop locations and dates are: 

  • Denham Springs, Thursday, June 19
    Livingston Parish Fire Protection District 5
    8098 Florida Blvd., Denham Springs 
  • Gonzales, Tuesday, June 24
    Gonzales Public Safety Center
    736 W. Orice Roth Street, Gonzales 
  • Mandeville, Thursday, June 26
    St. Tammany Parish Council Chambers
    21490 Koop Drive, Mandeville 
  • Lafayette, Tuesday, July 8
    Lafayette Utilities System
    1314 Walker Road, Lafayette 
  • Baton Rouge – Tuesday, July 15
    DEQ Conference Center
    Oliver Pollock Room
    602 North 5 Th Street, Baton Rouge 
  • Lake Charles – Wednesday, July 16
    LSU AgCenter
    7101 Gulf Highway, Lake Charles

There will be more of the Open Burning Workshops scheduled. To register, go to For more information, call Linda Hardy at 225-219-3954 or email