Underground Injection Control (Louisiana)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Louisiana

Applies to States or Provinces Louisiana
Name Underground Injection Control (Louisiana)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Coal with CCS, Natural Gas
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Primary Website http://dnr.louisiana.gov/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&pid=56&pnid=21&nid=29

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source http://legis.la.gov/lss/lss.asp?doc=87561


The Injection and Mining Division (IMD) has the responsibility of implementing two major federal environmental programs which were statutorily charged to the Office of Conservation: the Underground Injection Control (UIC) program with federal oversight from the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) and the Surface Mining Program with federal oversight from the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining.

The Underground Injection Control (UIC) Section administers a regulatory and permit program to protect underground sources of drinking water from endangerment by the subsurface emplacement of both hazardous and non-hazardous fluids through deep well injection, and other oilfield waste disposal techniques.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Laurence Bland
Department Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Division Injection and Mining Division
Address 617 N. 3rd Street
Place Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Zip/Postal Code 70802
Phone (225) 342-5515
Fax (225) 342-3094
Email laurence.bland@la.gov