Governing Law and Regulations
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Environmental Assessment Air Permits Division
Louisiana Emergency Response Commission (LERC) Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DPSC) Office of State Police Transportation and Environmental Safety Section Right-to-Know Unit
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6
Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)
Local fire and police departments
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Louisiana's community right-to-know rules are stricter than the federal Emergency EPCRA requirements. The state prefers submission of a chemical list rather than the material safety data sheets (MSDSs). Louisiana follows the federal Tier II chemical inventory rules except that the state rules incorporate electronic filing, lower threshold reporting quantities ...