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EPA Awards La. More than $2.2 Million for Environmental Programs

Contact Information: 
Jennah Durant or Joe Hubbard (R6Press@epa.gov)
214 665-2200

DALLAS – (June 16, 2016) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $2,272,728 to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ). The amount is part of a performance partnership grant, which is given to states and other local governments that have authority to implement environmental programs.

The grant will go toward LDEQ’s administration of environmental management programs that monitor and control hazardous and solid waste, water and air pollution. This amount is part of more than $4.45 million in performance partnership grants awarded to LDEQ this fiscal year.

EPA’s foundational laws, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, allow EPA to delegate authority for implementing and enforcing these laws to states or other local governments. These delegated entities may also develop their own regulations and requirements if they are more stringent than federal requirements. In Louisiana, LDEQ is the delegated authority for most environmental programs.

To learn more about EPA’s activities in Louisiana: https://www.epa.gov/la

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