Louisiana Spill Prevention (SPCC Plan) regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Louisiana Spill Prevention (SPCC Plan): What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Spill prevention and control: Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) 33:IX.901 to 33:IX.907

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Spill planning: LAC 33:IX.901

Applicability: LAC 33:IX.903

Plan guidelines: LAC 33:IX.907

Plan preparation and implementation: LAC 33:IX.905

Regulatory Agencies

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.

State Requirements


For more information on contingency plans for hazardous waste generators, see the state section CONTINGENCY PLAN.


LAC 33:IX.901

Louisiana has established requirements for contingency planning and implementation of operating procedures and best management ...

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