Thursday, March 28, 2013


Posted No Truck Route Signs Disregarded

Large trucks do not belong in neighborhoods and local business owners should be held accountable.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

barge gate

“It’s the thing that keeps me up at night the most … I keep seeing us trying to close that hole in the wall with a storm coming — and having nothing but problems.” — Bob Turner, regional director, South Louisiana Flood Protection Authority

By Bob Marshall Staff writer  The Lens

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Moderate AIQ for SO2

The DEQ has posted a "Moderate" sulfur dioxide Air Quality Index at 724pm on March 23 2013 based on the last posted sulfur dioxide reading at 4pm

What this means:  There is a moderate health concern for children, the elderly, and other sensitive residents.

Friday, March 15, 2013

sulfur dioxide presentation

SBPG HRQLC information meeting on sulfur dioxide around the 18 minute mark

The Parish Council also requested a presentation at its March 19 2013 meeting around the 1:57 minute mark

New AQI Index  link on LA DEQ website

Community Alert system reported to be under development

LA DEQ air monitor sites, select Site Data, select "Ch_Vista" or "Meraux" 

Valero Energy air monitor site, select readings

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Comments to EPA

LDEQ has recommended St Bernard non-attainment for sulfur dioxide levels and EPA has proposed St Bernard be designated non-attainment.  The deadline for Public Comments on the proposed rule is March 18 2013.  All correspondence should reference Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2012–0233 Comments may be submitted:



fax  202.566.9744.

mail  Air Docket, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2012–0233, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code: 6102T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460.

This document contains a brief history of the EPA SO2 NAAQS

American Lung Association 2008 Comments on Sulfur Dioxide NAAQS

We believe it is the responsibility of the polluters to clean up their emissions so that the air is safe for everyone to breathe, including people with chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma and COPD. 
We believe that pollution control is the first line of defense and that everyone  should be able to safely breathe the outdoor air, without resorting to medication. We know that the most vulnerable members of society are most likely to live near air pollution sources and are least able to bear the harm that pollution causes.

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