The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) is actively working with EPA and officials from Denka Performance Elastomer (DPE) to address the chloroprene issues in LaPlace, Louisiana. LDEQ staff have met with DPE officials and requested that the company formulate modeling, implement a a monitoring plan, and develop actions to reduce emissions.
From March 2 through March 9, 2016, LDEQ and EPA collected preliminary air samples in multiple locations surrounding DPE. Learn more.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
LDEQ Letter to DPE (PDF)(2 pp, 788 K,
June 28, 2016)
Letter approving DPE’s sampling locations and air monitoring parameters.
DPE Letter to LDEQ (PDF)(12 pp, 3 MB,
June 14, 2016)
Letter responding to LDEQ and updating modeling protocol
LDEQ Letter to DPE (PDF)(3 pp, 1 MB,
May 27, 2016)
Letter with comments on DPE's air quality modeling protocol and fenceline monitoring
DPE Counsel Letter to LDEQ (PDF)(4 pp, 99 K,
May 16, 2016)
Prepared by DPE's legal counsel to respond to LDEQ's verbal request to perform a chloroprene risk assessment
DPE Fenceline Area Monitoring Protocol (PDF)(4 pp, 581 K,
May 6, 2016)
DPE response to LDEQ's March 2016 verbal request
DPE Draft Air Quality Modeling Protocol for Chloroprene (PDF)(10 pp, 2 MB,
April 13, 2016)
DPE Draft Air Quality Modeling Protocol for Chloroprene (PDF)