Governing Law and Regulations
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Office of Conservation Injection and Mining Division
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 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's underground injection well rules include the federal requirements and the state's more stringent well disposal restrictions, additional permit-by-rule requirements, and facility fees. The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has primary enforcement authority (primacy) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the regulation of Class I, II, III, IV, and V injection and disposal wells. See the national section UNDERGROUND INJECTION WELLS for more information concerning well classifications.
Louisiana prohibits the use of Class I underground injection wells for hazardous waste disposal if the wellhead or its casing is within the banks or ...