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EPA Awards Over $2 Million to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

Release Date: 09/28/2009
Contact Information: Dave Bary at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – September 28, 2009) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $2,024,378 to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ). LDEQ will use these funds to administer the state’s water quality program which aims to prevent, reduce, and eliminate water pollution through standard-setting, monitoring, permitting and enforcement activities. These funds will also assist LDEQ in administering the state’s environmental management programs which monitor, abate and control hazardous and solid waste and air pollution.

Additional information on EPA grants: http://www.epa.gov/region6/gandf/index.htm

More about activities in EPA Region 6: http://www.epa.gov/region6

EPA audio file is available for 30 days at http://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/podcast/sep2009.html


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