Louisiana Title V regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Louisiana Title V: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Minor source permitting: Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) 33:III.503

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

General permits: LAC 33:III.503(B)(3) and LAC 33:III.513(A)

Part 70 operating permits: LAC 33:III.507 and 40 CFR 70 Appendix A

Applicability: LAC 33:III.507(A)(1) and LAC 33:III.507(E)(1)

Application content: LAC 33:III.517(B), LAC 33:III.517(D), and LAC 33:III.517(E)

Compliance requirements: LAC 33:III.507(H)

Operational flexibility: LAC 33:III.507(G)(2)

Emissions statements: LAC 33:III.919

Regulatory Agency

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Environmental Services Air 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 is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer its own air emissions operating permit program. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Title V permit program follows the federal provisions, including provisions establishing greenhouse gas permitting thresholds.

Administration and enforcement. The Air Permits Division of DEQ's Office of Environmental Services is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's operating permit program.

State Requirements


Emissions below levels defining a major source do not relieve the owner or operator from the obligation to obtain a permit.

Small Source Permits

LAC 33:III.503(B)(2)

Any nonmajor source that has the potential to emit less than 25 tons per year (tpy) of any regulated pollutant may apply for a small source permit.

General Permits

LAC 33:III.503(B)(3) and LAC ...

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