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Calcasieu Police Juror appointed to EPA committee

Posted: 10:57 AM, Oct 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-02 11:57:36-04

Calcasieu Parish Police Juror Dennis Scott has been appointed to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Small Community Advisory Subcommittee.

Scott is one of 17 members selected nationwide to help the EPA develop partnerships with small communities to address environmental and public health issues. New members were selected based on their leadership experience, proven record of service and involvement in community, state and federal environmental protection services.

Scott, who is serving his third term as Police Juror, is also the chairman of the Parishwide Drainage Liaison Committee. He also serves on several Police Jury committees, including Public Works, Ways and Means, Insurance and Solid Waste and Litter Abatement.

Scott said he’s honored to have been selected to serve on the subcommittee during such an important time for Calcasieu Parish and for Southwest Louisiana.

“Southwest Louisiana’s economic progress is forcing us to change,” he said, “and that means new regulations are anticipated.”

As part of the federal subcommittee, Scott said he will able to give “valuable input on issues that affect our environment, our economy and our quality of life on the local level.”

Established by the EPA in 1996, the Small Community Advisory Subcommittee provides independent policy advice to the EPA administrator. The subcommittee intends to meet in early summer to begin its work.