Louisiana Fugitive Emissions: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Fugitive particulate matter emissions:

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General requirements: Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) 33:III.1305

Abrasive blasting: LAC 33:III.1323 to 33:III.1333

Visible emissions: LAC 33:III.1101 to 33:III.1111

Fugitive volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions—leak detection and repair (LDAR): LAC 33:III.2121

Fugitive VOC emissions—housekeeping: LAC 33:III.2113

Fugitive VOC emissions—ozone nonattainment areas and specified parishes: LAC 33:III.2122

Odor: LAC 33:III.2901

Regulatory Agency

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Environmental Services

DEQ Office of Environmental Compliance

DEQ Office of Environmental Assessment

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Louisiana has developed regulations that follow the federal rules for the control of fugitive emissions. The state has also developed its own rules for the control of fugitive particulate matter emissions, visible emissions, fugitive volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from specific sources, and odors.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Offices of Environmental Services, Environmental Compliance, and Environmental Assessment are responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's fugitive emissions regulations.

State Requirements


General Requirements

LAC 33:III.1305

DEQ requires that all reasonable precautions be taken to prevent particulate matter from becoming airborne. These precautions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Use of water or chemicals for controlling fugitive dust in the demolition of buildings or other ...

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State Requirements

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