Water Permits (Louisiana)

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EZFeed Policy

Place Louisiana

Applies to States or Provinces Louisiana
Name Water Permits (Louisiana)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Geothermal Electric, 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/Default.aspx?tabid=63

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source http://www.deq.louisiana.gov/portal/DIVISIONS/WaterPermits/PermitsCertificationsBiosolids.aspx


The Water Permits Division authorizes permits administered under the Water Quality Regulations. Louisiana's Water Quality Regulations require permits for the discharge of pollutants from any point source into waters of the state of Louisiana. This surface water is administered under the Louisiana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (LPDES). An LPDES discharge permit is required for the discharge of pollutants from any point source into waters of the state. A point source is any discernible, confined, and discrete conveyance, including but not limited to any pipe, ditch, channel, tunnel, conduit, well, discrete fissure, container, rolling stock, etc. General permits are needed for oil and gas exploration, petroleum storage, gas production facilities, water treatment plants, construction and wood waste landfills, etc.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Melvin Mitchell
Department Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Division Water Permits
Address PO Box 4313

Place Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Zip/Postal Code 70821-9371
Phone 225-219-9371

Email melvin.mitchell@la.gov
Website http://www.deq.louisiana.gov/portal/Default.aspx?tabid=63