Louisiana Penalties and Liabilities: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Expedited Penalty Agreements: Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) 33:I.801 to 33:I.807

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Penalty matrix: LAC 33:I.705

Air: Louisiana Environmental Quality Act, Louisiana Revised Statutes (LRS) 30:2025(E) and LRS 30:2025(F)

Community right to know: LRS 30:2373 and LAC 33:V.10117

Hazardous materials transportation: LRS 32:1512 to 32:1521 and LAC 33:V.10309

Hazardous waste: LRS 30:2025 and LRS 30:2183

Pesticides: LAC 7:XXIII.2301

Recycling: LRS 30:2423

Solid waste: LRS 30:2025, LRS 30:2154, and LRS 30:2418(M)(1)

Storage tanks:

Underground storage tanks (USTs): LRS 30:2194(D)

Trade secrets: LAC 33:I.511


Drinking water: LRS 40:5.9

Oil spills: LRS 30:2479

Underground injection: LRS 30:4.1

Wastewater: LRS 30:2076.2

Water pollution: LRS 30:2025

Wetlands: LRS 49:214.36

Workplace safety: U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act), 29 USC 651et seq. and regulations at 29 CFR 1910

Regulatory Agencies

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF)

Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections Louisiana State Police (LSP)

Louisiana Department of Labor Office of Workers' Compensation Administration

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Region 6

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Louisiana law provides for civil and criminal penalties for violations of its environmental and hazardous materials transportation requirements. DEQ uses a matrix based on the nature and gravity of a violation and the degree of risk to human health or property to determine a penalty ...

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