12:50 p.m. DEQ In-Home Air Monitoring

DEQ and the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Department are conducting indoor air monitoring within the Bayou Corne community as a result of the ongoing sinkhole investigation and because of concerns from local citizens. The air monitoring at Bayou Corne involves the use of real-time air monitoring equipment. After residents have completed a right-of-entry form, a DEQ air monitoring expert and a parish sheriff’s deputy will come to the resident’s home and with the resident present, the air monitoring team will begin sampling efforts. Indoor air sampling teams are monitoring for Lower Explosive Limit (LEL), Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), and hydrogen sulfide (H2S). The LEL is lowest concentration of a gas or vapor that is capable of producing a flash of fire in the presence of an ignition source such as flame or heat.

For the entire press release of this testing, visit:

To schedule in home monitoring, please call 225-219-3015.

To download the rite of passage form, visit:

*NOTE* The rite of passage form MUST be completed in witness of a DEQ representative. If this form is completed prior to a scheduled monitoring, you will have to redo the form.