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