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State Ground Water report extension requested

Office of Conservation wants Baton Rouge meeting information included in report to Legislature

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Department of Natural Resources’ Office of Conservation has requested an extension of its March 1st  deadline for providing the state Legislature with the findings of the Ground Water Resources report requested through House Concurrent Resolution 1 of the 2010 Regular Legislative Session.


Instead of March 1st , the Office will submit the report by March 15th to the legislature. The reason for the extension is to collect information and comments from a public meeting that will be held on March 8th in Baton Rouge for inclusion in the report. Commissioner of Conservation James Welsh called for a public meeting by request of the East Baton Rouge Parish Metropolitan Council on the topic of impacts of salt water intrusion into ground water in the Greater Baton Rouge area.


In addition, Commissioner Welsh has also placed on its Public Hearing Docket, a hearing for April 12th, to gather further evidence and testimony to consider future actions on the Southern Hills Aquifer system in the Greater Baton Rouge area.


The public meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 8th in the LaBelle Room on the 1st floor of the LaSalle Building, located at 617 North 3rd St. in Baton Rouge.


The public hearing, Docket No. Env. 2012-02 is set for Thursday, April 12th  at 6  p.m., in the LaBelle Room in Baton Rouge.







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