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DEQ raises approximately $1,800 for the 2012 United Way Campaign

DEQ Communications - 11/14/2012
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Capital Area Corporation Recycling Council Receives Responsible Recycling Practice Program R2 Certification

DEQ Communications - 10/4/2012
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    DEQ Participates In Offshore Oil Port Drill

    DEQ Communications - 6/19/2012
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    Gulf South Solar provides renewable energy products for the home and office

    DEQ Communications - 6/12/2012
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    Discover DEQ - E News - May 2012

    DEQ Communications - 5/30/2012
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    Bear Creek Services, LLC, provides multi-discipline engineering solutions

    DEQ Communications - 5/15/2012
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    For more than a decade, Bear Creek Services, LLC, has been helping customers manage their wastewater disposal needs. In an evolving industry with technological changes always on the horizon, water management continues to be a significant cost issue, as well as a logistical hassle and an environmental liability for oil and gas companies throughout the country.

    DEQ's Air Quality and Inspections Division members attend annual Smoke School

    DEQ Communications - 4/26/2012
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    DEQ Southeast Regional office staff assist at Ben Franklin Elementary's environmental fair

    DEQ Communications - 3/7/2012
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      FEMA recognizes DEQ, others for emergency response at Waterford 3 drill in December

      DEQ Communications - 3/1/2012
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      DEQ receives EPA grant for water quality efforts

      DEQ Communications - 2/15/2012
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      Village of Maurice upgrades wastewater treatment system

      DEQ Communications - 2/14/2012
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      DEQ participates in fundraiser for the American Heart Association

      DEQ Communications - 2/7/2012
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      The Parish Group provides environmental and child-friendly landscaping solutions

      DEQ Communications - 2/3/2012
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      Drinking Water Protection Program

      DEQ Communications - 2/2/2012
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        DEQ offers tips on how to report an environmental concern, complaint or threat

        DEQ Communications - 1/24/2012
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        Enviroschool Reaches Out in 2011

        DEQ Communications - 1/23/2012
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        Enviroschool is the environmental education outreach program of DEQ. It provides training for communities, businesses, local governments, schools and other organizations on a number of regulatory and environmentally relevant topics. The goal of this program is for the attendees to become informed about the environmental regulatory process and to maintain and improve environmental compliance. These workshops are free and open to the public.

          Letter concerning EPA identification of Louisiana Water Quality limited segments

          DEQ Communications - 1/3/2012
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            EPA Proposes Updated Vessel General Permit and Permit for Small Vessels

            DEQ Communications - 12/22/2011
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            Bentley's Country Club Auto Repair of Lake Charles promotes pollution prevention

            DEQ Communications - 12/21/2011
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            DEQ Demonstrates "kitchen chemistry" at ChemFriends 2011 in Ascension Parish

            DEQ Communications - 11/17/2011
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              DEQ participates in St Landry Parish Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

              DEQ Communications - 11/16/2011
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                DEQ Watershed Coordinator plans field trip

                DEQ Communications - 11/16/2011
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                  DEQ Drinking Water Protection Team participates in Ocean Commotion

                  DEQ Communications - 11/16/2011
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                    Bayou Vermilion kicks off 5 environmental projects

                    DEQ Communications - 10/24/2011
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                    In late September, the Bayou Vermilion District announced the start of five projects designed to help reduce the quantity of storm water while improving the water quality that enters into the Vermilion River. The projects were awarded as part of 319 water quality improvement demonstration grants from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

                      DEQ to assist with St Landry Parish Household Hazardous Waste Collection day in Opelousas and Eunice

                      DEQ Communications - 10/24/2011
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                      St Landry Parish is holding a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, Saturday, Nov. 5 at two locations and it is open to all residents of St Landry Parish. In Opelousas, residents can drop off their waste at 2717 W Landry Street from 8am to 12 noon and in Eunice at 450 N. C. C. Duson Street from 8:30 am to noon. Residents must show proof of residency.

                      DEQ files Request for Reconsideration with EPA on the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

                      DEQ Communications - 10/10/2011
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                        Nonpoint Source Pollution Program and Drinking Water Protection Program outreach events

                        DEQ Communications - 10/5/2011
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                          DEQ receives positive feedback on Sanitary Wastewater Compliance Assistance Training classes

                          DEQ Communications - 9/30/2011
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                          DEQ's visit to an Offshore Oil and Gas Platforms to be followed-up by land based technical training

                          DEQ Communications - 9/28/2011
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                          Baton Rouge Clean Air Coalition send letter of support on the redesignation of the Baton Rouge area into attainment for ozone

                          DEQ Communications - 9/28/2011
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                          DEQ workshops generate positive feedback

                          DEQ Communications - 9/23/2011
                          Category: Good News

                          Throughout the spring of 2011, DEQ conducted a series of open burning and storm sewer system workshops across the state. The workshops were presented to inform the public and assist municipalities with understanding regulations while doing their part to enhance the quality of the environment. They were free and open to the public.

                          Cajuns for Bayou Teche announce Bayou Teche cleanup

                          DEQ Communications - 9/16/2011
                          Category: Good News

                          The Department of Environmental Quality supports local programs and organizations that take voluntary steps to protect the environment. One community organization, Cajuns for Bayou Teche, is dedicated to preserving and protecting the habitat along Bayou Teche in St. Martin Parish. The group is organizing a cleanup effort on Saturday, Sept. 24, starting at 9:00 a.m. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Breaux Bridge boat launch, located behind St. Bernard School, 251 E. Bridge St. in Breaux Bridge.

                          DEQ Participates In Louisiana Offshore Oil Port Drill

                          DEQ Communications - 7/28/2011
                          Category: Hot Topics

                          DEQ Takes Samples Twice a Week for Any Presence of Radiation in the Air

                          DEQ Communications - 6/23/2011
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                          DEQ Develops Nutrient Reduction Strategy for Water Bodies

                          DEQ Communications - 6/9/2011
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                          Letter to EPA concerning Baton Rouge area attainment designation

                          DEQ Communications - 3/15/2011
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                          A letter from Senator Mary Landrieu, Senator David Vitter and Congressman Bill Cassidy to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson concerning the delay is the redesignation of the Greater Baton Rouge area as an attainment area.

                            "Green Drinks" event in Baton Rouge promotes environmentally-conscious networking

                            DEQ Communications - 2/24/2011
                            Category: Hot Topics

                            On January 13, the Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX) hosted the inaugural meeting of "Red Stick Green Drinks," which is the new Baton Rouge chapter of Green Drinks International, an organization whose mission is to promote the exchanging of ideas and information among people in order to benefit the environment in some way.

                            EPA recognizes DEQ's ARRA efforts

                            DEQ Communications - 2/16/2011
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                            Assistant Administrator Craig Hook's letter on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

                              Teamwork on Bayou Teche highlights importance of clean water

                              DEQ Communications - 2/9/2011
                              Category: Hot Topics

                              Municipalities in St. Landry, St. Martin and Iberia parishes have agreed to test water quality on Bayou Teche on a quarterly basis. Eric Martin represented St. Martinville as mayor for more than 15 years and initiated the effort. Martin says, �Long term water quality monitoring is important if we want to promote recreational use such as, canoeing, fishing and swimming in Bayou Teche. Our towns and businesses want to be sure communities and guests can enjoy clean and safe water all year long.� Martin collaborated with Dr. Whitney Broussard, Institute for Coastal Ecology and Engineering at UL Lafayette, and Kristen Kordecki, Bayou Teche Coordinator at Acadiana Resource Conservation and Development, to develop a plan of action.

                                Royomartin Lumber Company Puts the Environment First

                                DEQ Communications - 1/12/2011
                                Category: Hot Topics

                                As a leading forest products company in Louisiana with ownership of more than 570,000 acres of southern pine and hardwood timberland throughout the state, RoyOMartin Lumber Company, L.L.C. has made environmental management a top priority since they commenced operations in 1923.

                                Expansion Of LSU Hilltop Arboretum In Baton Rouge Will Be Leed Certified

                                DEQ Communications - 1/4/2011
                                Category: Good News

                                Pending approval from the LSU Board of Regents, construction will begin next year on an expansion of the LSU Hilltop Arboretum in Baton Rouge, which will result in a 2,050 square-foot facility at 11855 Highland Road. Approximately $1.33 million was generated in funding for the expansion over the course of nine years through the fundraising efforts of the Friends of Hilltop Arboretum, a non-profit organization established in 1982 that provides operational support, fundraising activities and educational programs that engage the broader community.

                                Green Team teaches recycling at Harry Hurst Middle School in Destrehan

                                DEQ Communications - 1/4/2011
                                Category: Good News

                                Harry Hurst Middle School in Destrehan is aware of all things environmental. Home of the awardwinning LaBranche Wetland Watchers Service learning project, Hurst Middle School is currently promoting their Green Team project. Each day during lunch you can find a group of students who call themselves "the Green Team" scurrying around campus emptying recycling bins full of materials. The team making a difference by reducing the amount of trash that ends up in our landfills.

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