Underground Injection Control (Louisiana)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|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|
|Program Administrator||Louisiana Department of Natural Resources|
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.
|Contact Name||Laurence Bland|
|Department||Louisiana Department of Natural Resources|
|Division||Injection and Mining Division|
|Address||617 N. 3rd Street|
|Place||Baton Rouge, Louisiana|