Monday, March 27, 2017

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Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality News

Louisiana reaching out to businesses in drinking water awareness effort

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality said its Drinking Water Protection Team will be calling on businesses in St. Tammany Parish to stress the importance of protecting the main source of drinking water in the area.
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Louisiana workshops to focus on home sewage treatment systems

The Louisiana Rural Water Association (LRWA) has introduced a public education and awareness campaign centered on proper operation and maintenance of individual home sewage treatment systems, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) said in a news release.
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Louisiana firm agrees to reduce chemical's emission

Denka Performance Elastomer, a synthetic rubber producer, recently agreed to cut down on emissions of the chemical chloroprene at its LaPlace, Louisiana, plant, under an administrative order of consent (AOC) filed with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ).
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Greater Baton Rouge Nonattainment Area obtains attainment status for 2008 8-hour ozone standard

Following efforts to improve air quality, the Environmental Protection Agency recently redesignated the Greater Baton Rouge Nonattainment Area (BRNA), recognizing that the area is now in compliance with the agency’s 2008 8-hour ozone standard.
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Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality gets $14.6 million to aid community wastewater projects

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality recently received $14.6 million in funding from the Environmental Protection Agency for the state’s Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund (CWSRF), which will allow Louisiana to assist communities in the state with wastewater infrastructure projects.
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Louisiana DEQ honors Environmental Leadership Program members

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recognized standout performers and new members within its Environmental Leadership Program in an awards ceremony at the department headquarters in Baton Rouge this week.
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Louisiana DEQ provides multiple platforms for air quality awareness

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently updated state residents on the various ways they can stay up to date on their local air quality, including email alerts for poor air quality, current air quality monitor readings and alerts for predicted poor air quality.
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Louisiana DEQ raises awareness of nonpoint source pollution with March workshops

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is increasing public awareness of nonpoint source pollution throughout the state with four workshops on the topic throughout the month of March.
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Louisiana DEQ Secretary makes three executive staff appointments

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Chuck Carr Brown recently made three appointments to his executive staff: Office of Management and Finance Undersecretary Karyn Andrews, Office of Environmental Compliance Assistant Secretary Lourdes Iturralde and Confidential Advisor to the Secretary Bijan Sharafkhani.
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Louisiana environmental organizations plan workshop on environmental law enforcement

A coalition of federal and state environmental agencies and organizations will host an Environmental Law Enforcement Training Workshop on March 23 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, focusing on environmental crimes and environmental laws.
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Dr. Chuck Carr Brown named Secretary of LA DEQ

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards recently appointed Dr. Chuck Carr Brown as secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), a position that will see him lead the state’s environmental protection efforts.
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Louisiana DEQ advises Morganza, Atchafalaya and Mississippi River Basin residents to prepare for flooding

Due to the anticipated effects of recent weather conditions, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has advised home and business owners in the Morganza Spillway, Atchafalaya Basin and Mississippi River Basin areas to prepare for potential flooding.
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Louisiana DEQ oversees completion of remediation efforts for contaminated site in Lafayette

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Remediation Division recently determined that the West Pinhook site in Lafayette is in compliance and ready for reuse after DEQ actions to ensure the removal of five decades of contaminants.
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