The book contains information pertaining to disaster/emergency recovery assistance as it relates to permitting, debris collection and environmental cleanup resources.

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has added the updated 2018 Natural and Catastrophic Disaster Parish Resource Book to their website. The book contains information pertaining to disaster/emergency recovery assistance as it relates to permitting, debris collection and environmental cleanup resources.

The LDEQ compiles the book for the parishes and the book is available to parish emergency response officials and the public online at http://deq.louisiana.gov/page/parish-resource-book. The book is updated regularly and can be downloaded and printed to have on hand in an emergency.

The manual contains vital information such as

**Emergency Contact Information,

**DEQ Regional office information,

**Re-entry information,

**Emergency debris site requests,

**Lists of pre-approved debris sites and locations,

**Comprehensive plan for disaster cleanup and debris management,

**Air permitting application information and instructions,

**Examples of emergency general permit, short-term general permit and short-term emergency discharge permits,

**All publicly owned treatment works for the parishes

Parishes and the public are encouraged to download and print this information prior to an emergency and to regularly check the website for updates.

Contributed by LDEQ