Governing Law and Regulations
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Office of Conservation
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) provides mechanisms for keeping confidential, sensitive information submitted as part of a permit application or monitoring report. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) requires disclosure of chemical ingredients used in hydraulic fracturing.
• Administration and enforcement. The various divisions of the DEQ are responsible for the administration of the state's rules for keeping proprietary information confidential. DNR's Office of Conservation administers and enforces the states oil and gas regulations, including hydraulic fracturing rules.
LAC 33:I.501 to 33:I.511
Information submitted under any of the state's environmental rules may be claimed as confidential, provided it is clearly marked "CONFIDENTIAL" and is submitted with a written request for confidentiality. At the discretion of the DEQ, the information will ...