Louisiana Risk Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Louisiana Risk Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Chemical accident prevention (CAP) program: Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) 33:III.5901 to 33:III.5913

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Federal risk management program: 40 CFR 68

Registration: LAC 33:III.5911

General Duty Clause: LAC 33:III.5901 and LAC 33:III.5907

Supplemental chemicals: LAC 33:III.5913

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG): Louisiana Revised Statutes (LRS) 30:2063(K)

Regulatory Agencies

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Chemical Accident Prevention Compliance Section

Louisiana Department of Public Safety (DPS) LPG Commission

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Environmental Services

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Louisiana has a state risk management program that adopts the federal risk management program by reference and includes several stricter requirements. Louisiana's CAP program includes a registration requirement, a more expansive general duty clause, and supplemental chemicals to the federal lists.

For Title V sources required to develop a risk management plan under Louisiana's CAP program, the requirements of the plan will be included in the facility's Title V operating permit as applicable requirements. Such sources are responsible for certifying compliance with the requirements of the risk management program as part of the annual Title V operating permit compliance certification. For more information, see the national section TITLE V.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Chemical Accident Prevention Compliance Section will be implementing and enforcing the CAP program in Louisiana. DPS's LPG Commission assists ...

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