Louisiana Groundwater regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Louisiana Groundwater: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Louisiana Water Control Law, Louisiana Revised Statutes (LRS) 30:2071 to 30:2078

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Louisiana Solid Waste Management and Resource Recovery Law, LRS 30:2151 to 30:2158, LRS 30:2192, and LRS 30:2198

Louisiana Underground Injection Control Program, LRS 30:4c, LRS 30:4.1, and LRS 30:4I

Louisiana Water Resources Program, LRS 38:30

Groundwater Resources Management Law, LRS 38:3097.1 et seq.

Solid waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) groundwater monitoring rules: Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) 33:VII.709.E

Hazardous waste TSDF groundwater monitoring rules (permitted facilities): LAC 33:V.3301 to 33:V.3325

Hazardous waste TSDF groundwater monitoring rules (interim status): LAC 33:V.4367 to 33:V.4375

Groundwater management regulations: LAC 43:VI.101 to 43:VI.707

TSDF facilities:

Annual reports: LAC 33:V.1529.D and LAC 33:V.4375.A.2(c)

Groundwater protection fees: LAC 33:I.1409 and LAC 33:V.5139

Water wells: LAC 43:VI.701 to 43:VI.707

Areas of groundwater concern: LAC 43:VI.301 to 43:VI.311

Regulatory Agencies

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 6

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Groundwater regulation and enforcement activities in Louisiana are performed under several state statutes and numerous state regulations. Louisiana has no specific groundwater quality standards. Groundwater contamination is handled on a case-by-case basis. The Louisiana Water Control Law regulates discharges into state waters, including groundwater.

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