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  • Official: Restaurant inspections will improve

    December 21, 2012 9:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Office of Public Health is going statewide with a plan that officials say cut past-due restaurant and retail food inspections by at least one-third during a nine-parish pilot that began in February. Assistant Secretary J.T. Lane said Thursday that he's making other changes to... more »
  • Coast Guard steps up inspections of towboats

    May 9, 2012 7:03 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A new round of inspections of towboats and tugs is starting in July as part of a nationwide push by the Coast Guard to improve the safety of the nation's rivers and harbors. Since a 2008 collision and oil spill near New Orleans involving an improperly... more »
  • Corps adds Atchafalaya Basin to Inspections

    December 22, 2011 12:44 PM

    A little more than a week after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers activated the first phase of flood fight procedures to monitor levees along the Mississippi River, rising water levels have now prompted the start of phase one inspections along the Atchafalaya Basin Protection Levees in the southern portion... more »
  • Corps Begins Inspections Along Mississippi River

    December 14, 2011 6:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Due to high river conditions, the Army Corps of Engineers has activated the first phase of flood fight procedures to monitor levees along the Mississippi River. Closely coordinating efforts with local levee authorities, the New Orleans District said Tuesday it will begin patrolling the levees along... more »
  • Obama wants big increase in offshore inspections

    September 13, 2010 6:34 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) The Obama administration wants Congress to approve $80 million in new spending for the agency that oversees offshore drilling. He says his plan can be paid for by doubling the amount of money the government collects for inspections of offshore oil and gas operations. In a letter to... more »

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