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Xplor Energy pleads guilty to felony Clean Water Act violation

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that XPLOR Energy SPV-1, Inc. ("XPLOR"), an Oklahoma corporation residing in Southlake, Texas, pled guilty today to a one-count bill of information which charged the company with knowingly violating the Clean Water Act, Title 33, United States Code, Section 1319(c)(2)(A).

Discover DEQ - November 2014

What's Inside? DEQ participates in 18th Annual Chem Friends Expo in Gonzales, DEQ overseeing soil and groundwater remediation project in Ouachita Parish, Early Warning System helps protect the Mississippi River as a drinking source,Geographical Response Plan meeting held at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge, DEQ participates in Air and Water Management Association meeting,Think green for the Holidays,DEQ supports United Way with hot dog eating,Halloween costume contest, Who's Who At DEQ?

    Enviroschool class in Lake Charles rescheduled

    The Enviroschool session on Air Permitting 301 scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the LSU Ag Center in Lake Charles has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 3.

      Washington Parish School Board must institute asbestos handling training

      U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced today that his office has agreed to defer prosecution on the bill of information it filed against the Washington Parish School Board ("school board") charging it with a felony violation of the Clean Air Act for failing to notify the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality of the 2011 demolition of the Old Pine High School which contained regulated asbestos containing material.

      DiscoverDEQ - October 2014

      Preliminary agreement reached to dispose of explosives; Crescent Park in New Orleans is ready for the public to enjoy; DEQ works with Louisiana Public Broadcasting to educate students about air quality; DEQ's Customer Service Center answers the call; DEQ activates Emergency Debris Management hotline; Ninth annual Water Sweep collects 2.7 tons of trash; Odyssey Day Celebration hosted by Louisiana Clean Fuels; Cupcakes for United Way DEQ participates in Household Hazardous Materials Day in Baton Rouge; Michael Vince, Senior Environmental Scientist, retires from DEQ after 32 years; Who's Who At DEQ?

      Outdoor Burn Ban in LaSalle Parish announced by Department of Agriculture and Forestry

      LaSalle Parish is currently under an outdoor burn ban. Residents are advised not to burn any materials while the burn ban is in effect. Link: http://www.ldaf.state.la.us/alerts/burn-ban-in-effect-for-lasalle-parish/

      Crescent Park in New Orleans is Ready for Reuse

      The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 together have determined that the Crescent Park in New Orleans is Ready for Reuse. A Ready for Reuse Determination is an acknowledgment that environmental conditions on the property are protective of human health and the environment based on its current and anticipated future use.

        DEQ sends reminder on Open Burning regulations

        Burning waste causes air pollution and the open burning of certain materials is prohibited in Louisiana. There are also local ordinances pertaining to what can and can't be burned. If you have a trash pile and burn household waste, construction debris or anything other than vegetative matter, you are violating the law. Under Title 33, section 1109 of the Louisiana Administrative Code, "no person shall cause or allow the burning of waste or other combustible material on any property owned by him or under his control."

        Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order in the matter of the severe weather event 10-13-2014

          DEQ offers free workshops on air permitting and emissions

          The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is offering four free training sessions around the state to help the public understand the DEQ air permitting process and the permitting of air emissions

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