Jun 11, 2014 10:33 AM

DEQ offers free workshops on open burning

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is sponsoring free workshops to assist fire departments, municipalities and the general public with understanding the air quality regulations concerning open burning. The workshops will provide a basic understanding of the regulations, as well as information on opening burning do's and don'ts. All workshops will be from 10 a.m. to noon.

The upcoming workshop locations and dates are:

· Denham Springs, Thursday, June 19
Livingston Parish Fire Protection District 5
8098 Florida Blvd., Denham Springs
· Gonzales, Tuesday, June 24
Gonzales Public Safety Center
736 W. Orice Roth Street, Gonzales
· Mandeville, Thursday, June 26
St. Tammany Parish Council Chambers
21490 Koop Drive, Mandeville
· Lafayette, Tuesday, July 8
Lafayette Utilities System
1314 Walker Road, Lafayette
· Baton Rouge - Tuesday, July 15
DEQ Conference Center
Oliver Pollock Room
602 North 5Th Street, Baton Rouge
· Lake Charles - Wednesday, July 16
LSU AgCenter
7101 Gulf Highway, Lake Charles

There will be more of the Open Burning Workshops scheduled. To register, go to

For more information, call Linda Hardy at 225-219-3954 or email


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