Louisiana Brownfields regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Louisiana Brownfields: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Voluntary Investigation and Remediation Act (VIRA): Louisiana Revised Statutes (LRS) 30:2271 to 30:2290

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Voluntary remediation regulations: Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) 33:VI.901 to 33:VI.919

Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP):

Responsible parties: LRS 30.2273

Risk Evaluation/Corrective Action Program (RECAP): LRS 30.2272

Application and fees: LRS 30.2289.1

Voluntary Remedial Action Plan: LRS 30.2286

Investigative report: LRS 30.2286.1

Exemption from liability: LRS 30.2288

VRI data and Certificate of Completion (COC): LRS 30.2287.1

Partial Voluntary Remedial Actions: LRS 30.2286

Financial Assistance:

Hazwaste Site Cleanup Fund: LRS 30.2205

Regulatory Agencies

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Voluntary Remediation Program

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 Louisiana brownfields program provides for the cleanup and redevelopment of numerous abandoned commercial and industrial sites contaminated with hazardous pollutants in the state. For more information about the federal efforts for voluntary remediation, see the national section BROWNFIELDS.

In order to encourage remediation of these idle and unproductive sites, DEQ has established procedures under VIRA to offer a level of liability protection and funding opportunities for entities and individuals who wish to redevelop these sites.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Voluntary Remediation Program is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the brownfields redevelopment program in Louisiana. The state RECAP ...

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