Louisiana Pollution Prevention regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Louisiana Pollution Prevention: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Air pollution control: Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) 33:III.2151

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Waste Reduction Analysis (WRA): LAC 33:V.2241

Beneficial environmental projects (BEPs): LAC 33:I.2505

Regulatory Agencies

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Environmental Compliance Enforcement Division

DEQ Business and Community Outreach Division

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. The federal pollution prevention (P2) requirements, which are reviewed in the national section POLLUTION PREVENTION, are effective in Louisiana. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) may require P2 as part of its air pollution control requirements, waste reduction analysis, and beneficial environmental projects (BEPs).

The state follows the federal rules for stormwater and requires that certain permitted construction and industrial activities develop and implement stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPPs). See the national section STORMWATER—GENERAL to review the federal stormwater permitting program and the state sections STORMWATER—INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES, STORMWATER—CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES, and STORMWATER—MUNICIPALITIES for information on the state requirements for specific stormwater discharges.

The state also offers pollution prevention assistance and information through voluntary programs.

• Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Enforcement Division in the Office of Environmental Compliance enforces the federal and state P2 requirements in Louisiana. DEQ's Business and Community Outreach ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements
Additional Guidance