Governing Law and Regulations
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Environmental Services
DEQ Office of Environmental Compliance
DEQ Office of Environmental Assessment
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 regulations that follow the federal rules for the control of fugitive emissions. The state has also developed its own rules for the control of fugitive particulate matter emissions, visible emissions, fugitive volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from specific sources, and odors.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Offices of Environmental Services, Environmental Compliance, and Environmental Assessment are responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's fugitive emissions regulations.
FUGITIVE PARTICULATE MATTER EMISSIONS
DEQ requires that all reasonable precautions be taken to prevent particulate matter from becoming airborne. These precautions include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Use of water or chemicals for controlling fugitive dust in the demolition of buildings or other ...