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St. Mary Drinking Water Protection Program schedules second committee meeting

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Drinking Water Protection Program Team has been working with citizens in St. Mary Parish to protect their drinking water. A committee has been formed and the program has scheduled a second meeting.

State of Louisiana calls on EPA HQ to fulfill responsibility to Louisiana residents and safely dispose of Minden explosives

Today, DEQ Secretary Peggy Hatch and Louisiana National Guard Adjutant Maj. Gen. Glenn Curtis called on the EPA to fulfill its obligation to Louisiana residents and safely dispose of M6 explosives at Camp Minden. In a letter today, Hatch and Curtis called on EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to "intervene to address the persistent mishandling of M6 disposal at Camp Minden by EPA Region 6."

McNeely named DEQ assistant secretary for environmental compliance

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Secretary Peggy Hatch named Chance McNeely assistant secretary for environmental compliance, a recently vacated unclassified position, effective Jan. 12. McNeely was previously a policy advisor in the Office of the Governor where he served as a liaison to DEQ.

EPA sets up website to provide Camp Minden information

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has establish a website to provide public access to information about the project to dispose of explosives at the Camp Minden site in Webster Parish.

EPA settlements with violators benefit communities

Agreements will result in more than $1.8 million in special environmental projects from companies in La., Texas and N.M.

Discover DEQ - December 2014

What's Inside? DEQ improves response time with Smartphones, Louisiana Trash Free Waters working group meets in Alexandria, Criminal Investigation Division 2014, DEQ's Northeastern Regional Office has a new home, Disappearing water makes good environmental sense, DEQ conducts a watershed survey of the Yellow Water River drainage basin in Tangipahoa Parish, DEQ's Chili Cook-off raises money for United Way, Who's Who At DEQ?

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      DEQ comments on EPA Clean Power Plan

        Holiday Recycling tips from DEQ

        "Tis the season to be jolly" and tis the season to create more waste and garbage than any other. Louisiana, like the rest of the nation, produces more garbage in December than any other month. A little planning ahead of time can reduce the amount of trash that goes to the landfills and reuse can even produce useful items. You can "Be the Solution" and have a more waste-free holiday season by following a few simple tips from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

          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?

            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).

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