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Office of Environmental Compliance

Contact Information

P.O. Box 4312
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4312

Phone: (225) 219-3710
Fax: (225) 219-3708
Email: deqoec@la.gov

Leadership

Assistant Secretary
Celena Cage

Cage began her career with LDEQ in 1993 and has over 30 years of environmental experience with 19 years of enforcement and/or compliance regulatory experience governing several media. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Sciece from Alcorn State University. Cage has worked in various positions with LDEQ including environmental scientist, supervisor, manager, senior scientist and Enforcement Division Administrator.


Surveillance – Administrator
Brian Tusa

Tusa joined the LDEQ in 1994 as an inspector in LDEQ’s Solid Waste Division before transitioning to the Air Division. He then took on a broader field of coverage as an inspector in multi-media (covering water, air, underground storage tanks, and solid waste). After 12 years as an inspector, he was promoted to Supervisor, where he served for 10 years. In 2016, he was named Regional Office Manager for the Southeast Regional Office (SERO) in New Orleans. During his 27 year career with LDEQ, he gained experience as an inspector, supervisor, manager, and administrator in the Surveillance Division. Tusa holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in environmental management systems from Louisiana State University. 


Emergency and Radiological Services Division – Administrator
Jeff J. Dauzat

Dauzat, adminstrator for Emergency and Radiological Response Division, began his career at LDEQ in 1989. He has a B. S. in wildlife biology from Louisiana Tech University and a Masters in industrial hygiene from Tulane University. He worked in the Southeast Regional Office as a water surveillance inspector, water permits writer, air surveillance inspector, water staff environmental scientist and environmental supervisor. Before becoming adminstrator, he was senior environmental scientist in the Surveillance Division. 


Enforcement Division – Administrator
Angela Marse

Marse received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Master of Science in Environmental Planning and Management from Louisiana State University. She has over 20 years’ experience in the environmental field. Marse has been with the Department for 18 years in various roles including scientist, supervisor, and manager in both permitting and enforcement.

Mission

The mission of the environmental compliance program is the ensure the public and occupational welfare of the people and environmental resources of Louisiana by conducting inspections of permitted facilities and activities, responding to environmental emergencies and issuing sound enforcement actions. The program establishes a multi-media compliance approach; creates a uniform approach to compliance; assigns accountability and responsibility to the appropriate parties; provides standardized radioactive material training to compliance; and provides for the execution and timely resolution of activities.

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