• AIR QUALITY ADVISORY - LDEQ has issued an Air Quality Action Day for Ozone for Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29, for the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas.


Office of Environmental Services

Contact Information

P O Box 4313
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313

Phone: (225) 219-3181
Fax: (225) 219-3309


Assistant Secretary
Bliss Higgins


Air Permits – Administrator
Bryan Johnston

Water Permits – Administrator
Scott Guilliams

Guilliams has worked at DEQ 26 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology from LSU. Guilliams was administrator in waste permits for two years, then administrator of water permits for three years.

Waste Permits – Administrator
Yolunda Righteous


Public Participation and Permit Support Services – Administrator
Tonya Landry




The mission of the environmental services program is to ensure that the citizens have a clean and healthy environment to live and work in for present and future generations. This will be accomplished by regulating pollution sources, providing permitting activities consistent with laws and regulations, providing interface between the department and businesses and customers, providing permit support services and improved public participation The permitting activity will provide single entry/contact point for permitting, including a multi-media team approach; improved permit tracking; and the ability to focus on applications with highest potential for environmental impact.