Louisiana Air Permitting regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Louisiana Air Permitting: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Construction permits: Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) 33:III.501 and LAC 33:III.503

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Applicability: LAC 33:III.501(C) and LAC 33:III.503

Application content: LAC 33:III.517

Exemptions: LAC 33:III.501(B) and LAC 33:III.503(B)(1)

Small source permits: LAC 33:III.503(B)(2)

General permits: LAC 33:III.503(B)(3)

Major source construction permits: LAC 33:III.504 and LAC 33:III.509

Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR): LAC 33:III.504

Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD): LAC 33:III.509

Operating permits: LAC 33:III.501(C) and LAC 33:III.503

Major source operating permits:

Title V: LAC 33:III.507

Acid rain: LAC 33:III.505

Other state permits:

Regulatory permits: LAC 33:III.301 to 33:III.319

Other permitting considerations:

Emissions reduction notifications: LAC 33:III.511

Annual emissions statement: LAC 33:III.918 and LAC 33:III.919

Fees: LAC 33:III.223

Regulatory Agency

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

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 ...

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