State implementation plan (SIP): 40 CFR 51 and 40 CFR 52.970 to 52.999
Attainment status: 40 CFR 81.319
Air permits: Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) 33:III.501 to 33:III.551
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) and toxic air pollutants (TAPs): LAC 33:III.5101 to 33:III.5151 and LAC 33:III.5301 to 33:III.5311
New Source Performance Standards (NSPS): LAC 33:III.3003
Risk Management Program (RMP): LAC 33:III.5901 to 33:III.5913
Pollutant transport: 40 CFR 52.984 and 40 CFR 97
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Environmental Assessment
DEQ Office of Environmental Services
DEQ Office of Environmental Compliance
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
• Rules. Louisiana's air program is shaped by its state implementation plan (SIP), which sets forth basic rules and strategies for implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). As mandated by the federal Clean Air Act (CAA), Louisiana has adopted and submitted regulations to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval and incorporation into the SIP.
• Administration and enforcement. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Offices of Environmental Assessment, Environmental Services, and Environmental Compliance are responsible for administering and enforcing Louisiana's air regulations.
LOUISIANA'S AIR PROGRAM
The Louisiana SIP was officially submitted to the EPA in January 1972 and is frequently amended to comply with the 1990 CAA amendments. The SIP focuses on permitting, emissions standards, nonattainment areas, hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), and ...