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Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Louisiana has developed an air emissions permitting program requiring each source that has the potential to emit (PTE) an air contaminant within the state to obtain a permit from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Minor source permits establish the conditions under which a source is constructed, modified, and operated. Each permit issued fulfills the requirements to obtain both a preconstruction and an operating permit. In addition, major sources are required to comply with the applicable provisions of nonattainment New Source Review (NSR) and/or ...