Governing Law and Regulations
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Environmental Services Air Permits Division
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Region 6
| DEQ EMERGENCY HOTLINE:225-342-1234 |
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Both the state and federal government regulate asbestos. The state has its own rules covering asbestos, including demolition and removal projects, that follow the federal requirements under the NESHAP for asbestos. In addition, Louisiana has regulations that require schools and public buildings to identify and abate asbestos problems. Federal OSHA asbestos exposure standards apply to workplaces in Louisiana.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ enforces the asbestos demolition and removal rules, the asbestos regulations for schools and public buildings, and worker certification requirements. OSHA enforces the federal asbestos workplace standards in Louisiana.
Louisiana's asbestos demolition and ...