Louisiana Emergency Planning and Response: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous Material Information, Development, Preparedness, and Response Act (Louisiana Community Right-to-Know Act), Louisiana Revised Statutes 30:2361 to 30:2379 and regulations at Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) 33:V.10101 to 33:V.10111

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Hazardous waste rules: LAC 33:V.1511, LAC 33:V.1513, LAC 33:I.3915, and LAC 33:V.4349

Solid waste permits: Louisiana Revised Statutes (LRS) 30:2154(B)(9) and LAC 33:VII.513.B.3 to 33:VII.513.B.5

Regulatory Agencies

Louisiana Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal's Office Plan Review Section

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

Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Louisiana Military Department Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

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

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Office of Public Health

Local emergency planning committees (LEPCs)

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 generally follows federal emergency planning and response regulations, with additional state requirements for emergency asbestos projects, fugitive air emissions, oil spills, hazardous materials transporters, underground injection wells, and hazardous and solid waste facilities. See the national section EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE for federal emergency requirements. Louisiana's community right-to-know rules are stricter ...

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State Requirements

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Louisiana Emergency Planning and Response Resources

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