Environmental Quality: Air (Louisiana)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Louisiana

Applies to States or Provinces Louisiana
Name Environmental Quality: Air (Louisiana)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Primary Website http://www.deq.louisiana.gov/portal/DIVISIONS/AirPermitsEngineeringandPlanning.aspx

Last Review 2014-06-27
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary


The Department of Environmental Quality regulates air quality in Louisiana. The Department has an established a fee system for funding the monitoring, investigation and other activities required to be conducted for the maintenance of a safe and healthful environment by the Department of Environmental Quality in accordance with the Louisiana Environmental Quality Act.

The regulations detail rules for fees and regulations for permits required for Oil and Gas Well Testing, Release of Natural Gas from Pipelines and Associated Equipment and Portable Air Curtain Incinerators.

Regulations on Control of Emissions through the Use of Emission Reduction Credits (ERC) Banking are also stated in a separate section. Ambient air quality standards are listed along with general regulations on control of emissions and emission standards.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Tegan Blades
Department Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Division Air Permits Division
Address P.O. Box 4313
Place Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Zip/Postal Code 70821-4313
Phone (225) 219-3417
Fax (225) 219-3309

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: R.S. 30:2011 Minerals, oil, and gas and environmental quality