Governing Law and Regulations
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Environmental Compliance Assessment Division Emergency Response Section
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. Louisiana has a spill prevention and control plan requirement for oil storage facilities that is similar to the federal spill prevention, control, and countermeasure (SPCC) plan requirements. The federal SPCC plan may be included in the state contingency plan, but the state may require additional information. The federal SPCC plan and the state contingency plan are two separate and distinct plans. For more information on the federal SPCC plan requirements, see the national section SPILL PREVENTION—SPCC PLAN.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Emergency Response Section is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's spill prevention and control plan requirements. EPA is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the federal SPCC plan rules.
HAZARDOUS WASTE GENERATORS
For more information on contingency plans for hazardous waste generators, see the state section CONTINGENCY PLAN.
Louisiana has established requirements for contingency planning and implementation of operating procedures and best management ...