Geothermal Energy Resources (Louisiana)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Louisiana|
|Name||Geothermal Energy Resources (Louisiana)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations|
|Affected Technologies||Geothermal Electric|
|Implementing Sector|| State/Province
|Program Administrator||Louisiana Department of Natural Resources|
|Primary Website|| http://www.legis.state.la.us/lss/lss.asp?doc=87692
|Last Review|| 2014-09-15
Louisiana developed policies regarding geothermal stating that the state should pursue the rapid and orderly development of geothermal resources.
Geothermal developments must comply with environmental regulations for protection of the environment and for the conservation of natural resources.
The state Department of Conservation has full regulatory authority over all geothermal exploration, drilling, development, and production as well as subsurface disposal of geothermal waters and/or waste.
Any discharge into any navigable or non-navigable streams or waters by geothermal resources is regulated by the Stream Control Commission of the state.
|Contact Name||James "Jim" H. Welsh|
|Department||Louisiana Department of Natural Resources|
|Division|| Office of Conservation