Louisiana Environmental Protection Agency regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Louisiana Environmental Protection Agency: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Louisiana Coastal Wetlands Conservation and Restoration Act, Louisiana Revised Statutes (LRS), 49:214.1 to 49:214.10

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State and Local Coastal Resources Management Act of 1978, LRS 49:214.21 to 49:214.42

Louisiana Solid Waste Management and Resource Recovery Law, LRS 30:2151 to 30:2161

Louisiana Solid Waste Recycling and Reduction Law, LRS 30:2411 to 30:2423

Louisiana Waste Reduction Law, LRS 30:2291 to 30:2295

Louisiana Air Control Law, LRS 30:2051 to 30:2066

Louisiana Water Control Law, LRS 30:2071 to 30:2089

Louisiana Hazardous Waste Control Law, LRS 30:2171 to 30:2206

Inactive and Abandoned Hazardous Waste Sites Law, LRS 30:2221 to 30:2226

Louisiana Nuclear Energy and Radiation Control Law, LRS 30:2101 to 30:2119

Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act, LRS 30:2451 to 30:2496

Hazardous Material Information Development, Preparedness, and Response Act, LRS 30:2361 to 30:2380

Regulatory Agencies

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. In Louisiana, the counterpart to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The DEQ is responsible for protecting Louisiana's land, water, and air from pollution.

Administration and enforcement. The DEQ has received authorization from the EPA to implement its own state air, water, and waste management rules. To receive federal authorization, DEQ's air, water, and waste management rules have to be at least as stringent as the federal rules. To maintain its federal authorization, ...


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