Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

  • Agency: Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
  • Address: 602 N. Fifth Street, Baton Rouge, 70802 LA
  • Chief:
Phone: 866-896-5337
Fax: (225) 219-3971

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is located at 602 N. Fifth Street, Baton Rouge, 70802 LA. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality phone number is 866-896-5337.

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality News

Don't forget to "fall back" an hour this Sunday for daylight savings time, and please remember to support your favorite sports team responsibly this weekend! #ldeq

Discover DEQ Newsletter – Issue 81 – October 2018 Check out our latest newsletter!

 http://deq.louisiana.gov/news/discover-deq-newsletter-october-2018 What’s Inside? Mobile Air Monitoring Lab responds to odor issues in Jefferson Parish, Message from the Secretary, Keep Louisiana Beautiful holds their state conference in Baton Rouge, and more! Sign up for our monthly newsletters at http://deq.louisiana.gov/communication/signup/1

LDEQ Sec. Chuck Brown, speaking at the NORLI Fusion Conference, said Louisiana will reach climate goals — whether the driving motivation is “environmental or economic.” – at Pan-American Life Building

Costumes and cakes and contests, OH MY! Thank you to all of the #LDEQ employees that participated in the hot dog eating competition, cake auction, and costume contest today. All proceeds are benefiting Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and we all benefited from the good time! The Halloween festivities have come to a close at #LDEQ, but are just beginning at home. Stay safe and dry tonight. #HappyHalloween

#LDEQ Secretary Chuck Brown, center, presides over the Oct. 31 Waste Tire Task Force meeting. Brown opened the session with an update of his agency’s push for electric vehicles. “We are in front of the curve, and that is where I like to be when it comes to alternative fuels.” #GEAUXGreen

#WelcomeWednesday - #LDEQ is proud to welcome Bayou Vermilion District to our Environmental Leadership Program. Since 1984, the Bayou Vermilion District has worked to beautify, conserve and manage sites along the Vermilion ensuring the preservation and enhancement of the natural and cultural resources for the citizens of Lafayette Parish. The Bayou Vermilion District’s mission focuses both on the environment and the unique culture of Lafayette. By joining the program Bayou Vermilion District is recognized as an organization committed to maintaining and improving the quality of Louisiana's environment. Members of the LDEQ Environmental Leadership Program are large, medium and small businesses, federal facilities, municipalities, non-governmental organizations, and schools and universities located in Louisiana who are committed to improving the quality of Louisiana’s environment through pollution prevention, waste reduction, and other environmental improvements. Any organization in the pursuit of environmental excellence and leadership is eligible to join the program as a participating member. Learn more at https://deq.louisiana.gov/page/the-louisiana-environmental-leadership-program

Happy Halloween from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality! We hope everyone has a “Spook”tacular night, and please use caution whether trick-or-treating or not. Here are some quick tips to consider... Trick-or-treaters: - Never go trick-or-treating alone. - Use flashlights, glow sticks, or reflective tape to make it easier to be seen at night. - Only visit houses with porch lights on. - Stay on sidewalks and walkways. - Make sure all kids know that under NO circumstances should they enter a home. - Check ALL candy and treats before eating. Non-trick-or-treaters: - Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways. - Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians, and on curbs. - Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic, and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances. - Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.

Red River Cleanup to be held in Shreveport Nov. 3 A trash cleanup along a portion of the Red River will take place Saturday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stoner Boat Launch, 857 E. Stoner Ave., Shreveport, LA 71104. https://deq.louisiana.gov/assets/docs/About_LDEQ/Newsreleases/RedRiverCleanup2018_PR.pdf

LDEQ Sec. Chuck Brown speaks at the Louisiana Air & Waste Management Association fall meeting in Baton Rouge. “We have made some strides in this state,” Brown said of Louisiana’s air quality. Many of #LDEQ's staff spoke at the conference over the last two days and we are appreciative of the opportunities. Thanks to everyone who attended and we can't wait for next year's conference!

Ocean Commotion is where it is at today! The turnout is great, the kids are inquisitive, and the demonstrations have been informative and well received. Here is a clip of #LDEQ scientists demonstrating Walnut Bayou: A Dynamic River Simulation Model. Walnut Bayou is an interactive stream model for demonstrating nonpoint source water pollution issues, river dynamics, and coastal wetland formation. Learn more at https://deq.louisiana.gov/page/nonpoint-source.

Where does your drinking water come from? #LDEQ geologists explain to students where drinking water comes from at Ocean Commotion today. Learn more at https://deq.louisiana.gov/page/drinking-water-protection-program.

#LDEQ looks forward to Ocean Commotion each year; this year is no exception. The students of Mayfair Lab School are also excited to be attending. LDEQ dedicates it's time to events that focus on fostering a passion for our environment in Lousiana's youth, as they are the future for our great state. Thanks for having us Louisiana Sea Grant and LSU!

#LDEQ Sec. Chuck Carr Brown speaks at the 2018 Clean Fuels Summit at NOLA Motorsports in Avondale. He told the group that LDEQ will soon acquire an electric vehicle of its own, leading by example. LDEQ is excited about the future of alternative fuel vehicles in the state of Louisiana. As an agency, we want to be a part of the 'charge' leading Louisiana's infrastructure, marketplace, and citizens to a brighter future. #GEAUXGreen

#WelcomeWednesday - LDEQ is proud to welcome Domino Sugar Chalmette Refinery to our Environmental Leadership Program. The Domino Sugar Chalmette Refinery is the largest cane sugar refinery in the western hemisphere and has operated on the Mississippi River since 1909. They receive, refine, package, and distribute over 1 billion pounds of sugar annually. By joining the program Domino Sugar Chalmette Refinery is recognized as an organization committed to maintaining and improving the quality of Louisiana's environment. LDEQ is happy to have Domino Sugar Chalmette Refinery as a member of ELP and look forward to working with them in the pursuit of environmental excellence. Members of the LDEQ Environmental Leadership Program are large, medium and small businesses, federal facilities, municipalities, non-governmental organizations, and schools and universities located in Louisiana who are committed to improving the quality of Louisiana’s environment through pollution prevention, waste reduction, and other environmental improvements. Any organization in the pursuit of environmental excellence and leadership is eligible to join the program as a participating member. Learn more at https://deq.louisiana.gov/page/the-louisiana-environmental-leadership-program

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is proud to be an exhibitor at the 21st Annual Ocean Commotion Center on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at the LSU Pete Maravich Assembly. Each year Ocean Commotion brings approximately 2,500 area students, teachers, and chaperones to LSU to learn about our coast and sea from about 70 exhibitors. The primary purpose of Ocean Commotion is to give students the chance to learn about and touch the products of the sea and coast — the aquatic animals, plants and minerals — upon which Louisiana’s citizens are so dependent. Teachers and chaperones, please bring your groups by our exhibit to say “Hi!” Thanks, Louisiana Sea Grant, for hosting! Learn more at http://www.laseagrant.org/education/projects/ocean-commotion/ https://youtu.be/wssPVsxhFU8

Join LDEQ at the 2018 Louisiana Air & Waste Management Association’s Annual Conference on Wednesday, October 24th, and Thursday, October 25th! Many of LDEQ’s finest will be speaking throughout the two-day conference. See the agenda below and be sure to make it to their sessions! You can catch LDEQ Secretary Chuck Carr Brown on Thursday morning discussing hot air topics and giving an LDEQ update. We hope to see you there! Learn more at https://la-awma.org/conference/ #LDEQ #Louisiana #AWMA

Join LDEQ and LDEQ Secretary Chuck Carr Brown at the 2018 Clean Fuels Summit on Wednesday, October 24th! Dr. Brown will be speaking on alternative fuel vehicles and the alternative fuel corridor, specifically LDEQ’s initiative to promote the growth of alternative fuel vehicles in Louisiana. We hope you will help us drive change by driving an AFV! Join us to learn more about state clean fuel efforts. Learn more at https://bit.ly/2POyfcu #GEAUXgreen #Louisiana

LDEQ’s Enviroscape and Louisiana Envirothon are having a great time at STEMFest today! We hope you stop by table #7 and say “Hi!” Post a picture of yourself at our table and be sure to tag us!! The Louisiana Envirothon is an environmental problem-solving competition for students in grades 6-12 that LDEQ helps host. Teams train and compete by demonstrating their knowledge of environmental science and natural resource management. The competition focuses on five natural resource areas: soils and land use, aquatic resources, forestry, wildlife, and a current environmental issue. Learn more at https://deq.louisiana.gov/page/envirothon

Check out our latest video on the Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund https://youtu.be/MiZwPAp7dWc Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP0mXFCk7gdZRpyAJYxDIRw?sub_confirmation=1

Ouachita Water Sweep seeks volunteers for debris pickup Oct. 20 A “water sweep” to rid the Ouachita River of trash and debris will be held Saturday, Oct. 20 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at various points along the Ouachita basin. The award winning event encourages citizens to take pride in the scenic Ouachita and remove litter and debris from the waterway. Staging sites will be at several locations in and around the Monroe area – to include the Sterlington Recreation Area, Lazarre Park, Forsythe Park, Moon Lake Recreation Area, Bawcomville Recreation Area, Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Darbonne National Wildlife Refuge, University of Louisiana at Monroe/Bayou Desaird. Volunteers are needed for a few hours in the morning, including boaters who can provide transportation for the volunteers to conduct shoreline trash pickups. Citizens seeking to organize a cleanup in another waterway in Ouachita Parish are encouraged to contact the organizers. Volunteers can pre-register online or sign-up at any staging location the day of the event. Pre-registered participants will receive a free t-shirt, while supplies last. For more information, visit: www.watersweep.org

Louisiana Watershed Initiative is in Shreveport today! Watch now!

Did you miss the Louisiana Watershed Initiative's statewide listening tour's stop in Pineville today? Watch it now!

LDEQ launches a new and improved Water Data Portal The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) has launched a new water data portal -- a forward-thinking, user-friendly approach to water data. Visit the portal at https://waterdata.deq.louisiana.gov For more information on the launch, visit https://bit.ly/2CbrHjY