Annual Invoices FAQs

Accident Prevention Annual Invoice

General payment information

Invoices & Accounts Receviables

Fee determination

The Accident Prevention Annual Fee is assessed annually and is based on the fee schedule found in the Environmental Regulatory Code Title 33 Part III Chapter 2.

Accident Prevention Program Annual Maintenance Fees:

Program 1 - $291
Program 2 - $581
Program 3 - $3,630

Regulations concerning the program can be found in Chapter 59.

Billing period

This invoice is for the Fiscal Year indicated on the invoice which is from July 1 – June 30.

Closed facility

The Chemical Accident Prevention Registration Form should be filled out and filed with the department by mail to the address indicated on the form.

Sold facility

The Chemical Accident Prevention Registration Form should be filled out and filed with the department by mail to the address indicated on the form.

Mailing address incorrect

Please contact us directly with your Agency Interest (AI) number, Invoice number, and correct address at the contact information below

Other questions please contact your DEQ Financial Services representative

Attn: Shawntel Robertson
LDEQ - Financial Services Division
PO Box 4303
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4303
Phone: (225) 219-5337
Fax: (225) 219-3868
Email: Shawntel.Robertson@LA.GOV

Air Quality Annual Maintenance Fee

General payment information

Invoices & Accounts Receviables

Fee determination

The Air Annual Maintenance Fee is assessed for all active air permits annually and is based on the fee schedule found in the Environmental Regulatory Code Title 33 Part III Chapter 2 Section 223. These fees are not based on emissions but on the approved permit and/or potential to emit.

Billing period

This invoice is for the Fiscal Year indicated on the invoice which is from July 1 – June 30.

Closed facility

Please note if the facility operated AT ANYTIME during the fiscal year (On or after July 1, the invoice is still owed as per LAC 33:III.211.B.9. The Miscellaneous Permitting Action form should be filled out and filed by mail to the address indicated on the form to terminate the permit.

Sold facility

The Notice of Change forms (NOC) should be filed by mail to the address indicated on the form. A letter or note on the invoice is not sufficient notification of a change of owner, operator or name.

Incorrect fee information, such as incorrect fee codes and/or multipliers

Please contact our office and we will facilitate a review of your invoice.

Mailing address incorrect

Please contact us directly with your Agency Interest (AI) number, Invoice number, and correct address at the contact information below

Other questions please contact your DEQ Financial Services representative

Attn: Elizabeth Dequeant
LDEQ - Financial Services Division
PO Box 4303
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4303
Phone: (225) 219-5337
Fax: (225) 219-3868
Email: Elizabeth.Dequeant@LA.GOV

Air Criteria Pollutant and Toxic Emissions Invoice

General payment information

Invoices & Accounts Receviables

Fee determination

These fees are based on emissions reported to the LDEQ on the Criteria & Toxic Air Pollutant Emissions Certification Statement submitted to the Department.

Emission reported are rounded to the nearest whole Ton.

The fee schedule may be found in LAC 33:III.223.

Billing period

The reporting year is indicated in the assessment details of the invoice. For example:

Air, REP20170001, Title V Emission Inventory Annual Fee
Inventory ID xxxxxxx, Revision 0 Report Year: 2017
NOx: 10 Tons, @ $14.11/Ton = Fee: $141.10
PM10: 10 Tons, @ $14.11/Ton = Fee: $141.10
Criteria VOC: 10 Tons, @ $14.11/Ton = Fee: $141.10
Total: Fee $423.30

Closed facility

The fees are owed as indicated for emissions reported and certified.

Sold facility

Each owner submits a  separate emissions inventory for the period of ownership. Fees should reflect emissions reported for the company that submitted and certified the emissions inventory.

The fees are owed as indicated for emissions reported and certified.

Reported emissions incorrect

You will need to submit a revision to your certified inventory.  Please contact the Air Quality Planning Section to discuss these issues: Kelly Petersen 225-219-3404 Kelly.Petersen@la.gov

Mailing address incorrect

Please contact us directly with your Agency Interest (AI) number, Invoice number, and correct address at the contact information below

Other questions please contact your DEQ Financial Services representative

Attn: Elizabeth Dequeant
LDEQ - Financial Services Division
PO Box 4303
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4303
Phone: (225) 219-5337
Fax: (225) 219-3868
Email: Elizabeth.Dequeant@LA.GOV

Expedited Permit Invoices

General payment information

Invoices & Accounts Receviables

Fee determination

Expedited Permit Invoices cover processing fees for every overtime hour or portion thereof that a department employee or contractor worked on each application processed on an expedited basis for a: permit, modification, license, registration, or variance; in accordance with the provisions found in the Environmental Regulatory Code Title 33 Part I Chapter 18.

A copy of your request for expedited permit processing can be found in our
Electronic Document Management System 

Other questions please contact your DEQ Financial Services representative

Attn: Shawntel Robertson
LDEQ - Financial Services Division
PO Box 4303
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4303
Phone: (225) 219-5337
Fax: (225) 219-3868
Email: Shawntel.Robertson@LA.GOV

 

Groundwater Annual Fee Invoice

General payment information

Invoices & Accounts Receviables

Fee determination

The Groundwater Annual Fee is assessed annually and is based on the fee schedule found in the Environmental Regulatory Code Title 33 Part I Chapter 14

Billing period

This invoice is for the Fiscal Year indicated on the invoice which is from July 1 – June 30.

Mailing address incorrect

Please contact us directly with your Agency Interest (AI) number, Invoice number, and correct address at the contact information below

Other questions please contact your DEQ Financial Services representative

Attn: Marcus Anderson
LDEQ - Financial Services Division
PO Box 4303
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4303
Phone: (225) 219-5337
Fax: (225) 219-3868
Email: Marcus.Anderson@LA.GOV

Hazardous Waste Annual Fee Invoice

General payment information

Invoices & Accounts Receviables

Fee determination

The Hazardous Waste Annual Fees are based on the fee schedule found in the Environmental Regulatory Code Title 33 Part V Chapter 51

Large Quantity Generators (LQG) - $634
Small Quantity Generators (SQG) - $634
Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (CESQG) - $83
Transporters - $330

Billing period

This invoice is for the Fiscal Year indicated on the invoice which is from July 1 – June 30.

Closed facility

If the facility no longer treats, stores, generates or transfers hazardous material, you will need to file a Certification of No Hazardous Waste Form

Sold facility

The new owners will need to file the HW-1 form to update any address or facility contact information.

Mailing address incorrect

You will need to file the HW-1 form to update any address or facility contact information.

Incorrect fee information

 Please contact our office and we will facilitate a review of your invoice.

Other questions please contact your DEQ Financial Services representative

Attn: Marcus Anderson
LDEQ - Financial Services Division
PO Box 4303
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4303
Phone: (225) 219-5337
Fax: (225) 219-3868
Email: Marcus.Anderson@LA.GOV

Laboratory Accreditations Invoice

General payment information

Invoices & Accounts Receviables

Fee determination

Fees for the Louisiana Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program are assessed in accordance with Environmental Regulatory Code Title 33 Part I Subpart 3

Billing period

New certificates will be mailed in June and go into effect in July.  The certificate is good for a term of one year, from July 1 - June 30.

Mailing address incorrect:

Please contact us directly with your Agency Interest (AI) number, Invoice number, and correct address at the contact information below

For any other questions please contact your DEQ Financial Services representative

Attn: Paul Bergeron
LDEQ -LELAP
PO Box 4313
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313
Phone: (225) 219-3247
Fax: (225) 325-8244
Email: Paul.Bergeron@LA.GOV
Email: LDEQ.LabAccreditationProgram@la.gov

NORM Invoice

General payment information

Invoices & Accounts Receviables

Fee determination

Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM)

Operators reporting contamination by field will be invoiced for all wellheads in the field. Operators reporting contamination by wellhead will be invoiced only for contaminated units

1 - 5 contaminated wellheads - $156
6 - 20 contaminated wellheads - $763
>20 contaminated wellheads - $2,287

Stripper wells-contaminated

1-5 contaminated stripper wells - $153
> 5 contaminated stripper wells - $763

NORM locations (other than fields) - $458

Interim container storage - $1,525

NORM locations otherwise defined - $153

Billing period

This invoice is for the Fiscal Year indicated on the invoice which is from July 1 – June 30.

Closed facility

Plugged and Abandoned wells are not exempt from NORM regulations. You must file an RPD 38 form by mail to the address indicated on the form to remove the well from the NORM license.

Please Note: If the former well bore was on land a NORM survey done by a qualified individual must be submitted along with the RPD 38. For the invoice to be adjusted the survey for the site MUST have been done prior to the start of current fiscal year which begins July 1. The invoice is still due if the survey was done after July 1.

Sold facility

Please provide us the following information : New Operator’s Name, Operator Number, Mailing Address, Contact Person and Contact Telephone Number.

In order for the invoice to be adjusted the transfer of ownership MUST have been before the current fiscal year started which begins July 1.  

Plugged & Abandoned wells do NOT transfer, even if the field is sold. They remain under the ownership of the operator that P&A them.

Mailing address incorrect

Please contact us directly with your Agency Interest (AI) number, Invoice number, and correct address at the contact information below

Other questions please contact DEQ Financial Services

Attn: Dave Meyers
LDEQ - Financial Services Division
PO Box 4303
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4303
Phone: (225) 219-5337
Fax: (225) 219-3868
Email: Dave.Meyers@LA.GOV

Radiation Registration or License Invoice

General payment information

Invoices & Accounts Receviables

Fee determination

Radiation registration and license fees are assessed annually and are based on the fee schedule found in the Environmental Regulatory Code Title 33 Part XV Chapter 25.

If the unit is operable, even if it has been placed in storage or is not in use, the machine is still registered and the annual fee is owed.

Billing period

This invoice is for the Fiscal Year indicated on the invoice which is from July 1 – June 30.

Inoperable units

A machine is inoperable if its X-ray tube (insert) has been removed in such a manner that it would require an X-ray company/service person to make it operable. For a list of service companies, see the Radiation Forms, Guides, and Information page.

The disposition form, which is located in the DRC 6 form, needs to be completed and mailed to the address indicated on the form for the referenced X-ray unit. Please indicate the Model Number and Serial Number of the unit in question. A written document stating that the tube head has been removed by a licensed X-ray supplier and if they disposed of the unit. The disposition form must be received by DEQ by the invoice due date, in order to avoid paying the annual fee.

Sold units

Complete the DRC 6 form along with a cover letter and mail to the address indicated on the form. Include in a cover letter the name and address of the new owner. 

A letter or note on the invoice is not sufficient notification of a change of owner, operator or name.

Moved units

Complete the DRC 6 form and mail to the address indicated on the form. Include in a cover letter the new location.

A letter or note on the invoice is not sufficient notification of a change of owner, operator or name.

Mailing address incorrect

Please contact us directly with your Agency Interest (AI) number, Invoice number, and correct address at the contact information below

For questions regarding your Registration or License please contact:

Melanie Bauder   225-219-3647   Melanie.Bauder@LA.GOV
Karen Burgard     225-219-3670   Karen.Burgard@LA.GOV

Other questions please contact your DEQ Financial Services representative

Attn: Dave Meyers
LDEQ - Financial Services Division
PO Box 4303
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4303
Phone: (225) 219-5337
Fax: (225) 219-3868
Email: Dave.Meyers@LA.GOV

Solid Waste Annual Maintenance and Tonnage Fee Invoice

General payment information

Invoices & Accounts Receviables

Fee determination

Solid Waste Annual Base Fees along with Annual Tonnage Fees combine to make up the Solid Waste Annual Monitoring and Maintenance Fee.

Annual Base Fees are based on your permit type.

Annual Tonnage Fees

Industrial waste - $0.99 per ton
Non-industrial waste - $0.25 per ton (for amounts exceeding 25,000 tons)
C&D (Construction and Demolition ) Tipping Waste - $0.25 per ton

Certain facilities are not assessed tonnage fees. Such facilities are listed in LAC 33:VII.1505.B.2.d-f. Such facilities include but are not limited to Surface Impoundments, publicly operated facilities that treat domestic sewer sludge, and beneficial use facilities.

The Solid Waste Fees are assessed annually and based on the fee schedule found in the Environmental Regulatory Code Title 33 Part VII Chapter 15.

Billing period

Annual Base Fees - for the Fiscal Year indicated on the invoice which is from July 1 – June 30.

Annual Tonnage Fees - based on the tonnage reported in the certification of compliance containing the annual disposer report for the previous year. For example: the FY 2018 annual tonnage fee is based on the disposer report for July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.

Closed Facility

If your facility has been Clean Closed by LDEQ and you have received an invoice or if your site is closed and no longer accepting waste, but you are unsure of the closure status please contact your Financial Services Representative listed below.

If your facility is in Post Closure, then you should be receiving a Base Fee invoice noting an assessment of 25% of the standard base fee for that Permit.

Mailing address incorrect

Please contact us directly with your Agency Interest (AI) number, Invoice number, and correct address at the contact information below

For any other questions please contact your DEQ Financial Services representative

Attn: Katie Thames
LDEQ - Financial Services Division
PO Box 4303
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4303
Phone: (225) 219-5337
Fax: (225) 219-3868
Email: Katie.Thames@LA.GOV

Stage II Invoices

General payment information

Invoices & Accounts Receviables

Fee determination

The Stage II Annual Fee - $218

The fee schedule found in the Environmental Regulatory Code Title 33 Part III Chapter 2. Regulations concerning the program can be found in Chapter 21.

Billing period

New certificates will be mailed in August and go into effect in September.  The Stage II certificate is good for a term of one year.

Mailing address incorrect

All changes in Stage II ownership and/or contact information require an updated and signed Stage II Application to Revise which can be found on our website.  Copies of the most recent forms can be downloaded here.

Other questions please contact your DEQ Financial Services representative

Attn: Katie Thames
LDEQ - Financial Services Division
PO Box 4303
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4303
Phone: (225) 219-5337
Fax: (225) 219-3868
Email: Katie.Thames@LA.GOV

Underground Storage Tank Annual Registration Invoices

General payment information

Invoices & Accounts Receviables

Fee determination

The Underground Storage Tanks (UST) Annual Fee is assessed annually and is based on the fee schedule found in the Environmental Regulatory Code Title 33 Part XI Chapter 3.

Billing period

New certificates will be mailed in June and go into effect in July.  The certificate is good for a term of one year, from July 1 - June 30.

Sold facility

All changes in UST ownership information require an updated and signed UST REG-01 form; Please mail to the address indicated on the form.

Mailing address incorrect

All changes in UST contact information require an updated and signed UST REG-01 form; Please mail to the address indicated on the form.

For any other questions please contact your DEQ Financial Services representative

Attn: Katie Thames
LDEQ - Financial Services Division
PO Box 4303
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4303
Phone: (225) 219-5337
Fax: (225) 219-3868
Email: Katie.Thames@LA.GOV

Water Invoices

General payment information

Invoices & Accounts Receviables

Fee determination

Fees for the Water Quality Annual Maintenance Fee are assessed in accordance with Environmental Regulatory Code Title 33 Part IX Chapter 13

Oyster fees

A surcharge of 20% of the department imposed permit fee, with a maximum of $150.00, shall be added to the fee for each water discharge permit issued pursuant to R.S. 30:2075 for discharges in the Atchafalaya, Terrebonne, Barataria, Lake Pontchartrain, and Mississippi River water quality management basins as defined by the department Water Quality Management Basin Plans.

Billing period

This invoice is for the Fiscal Year indicated on the invoice which is from July 1 – June 30.

Closed facility

General Permits - General permit numbers begin with LAG or LAR. 

If a permitted facility is active at anytime during the billing period, it is subject to the entire assessed fee and is not eligible for a prorated amount.

To terminate a Stormwater Multi-Sectior General Permit, please submit a Notice of Termination form (NOT) by mail to the address indicated on the form.

To terminate a Non-Stormwater General LPDES Permit, please submit a Request for Termination form (RFT) by mail by mail to the address indicated on the form.

Individual Permits - Individual permit numbers begin with LA0. 

LDEQ regulations allow for the proration of an Individual water discharge permit fee based on the initial start up or shutdown of the facility generating a water discharge. Please contact your LDEQ representative listed below to request this modification.

To terminate a Individual Permit please submit a Request for Termination form (RFT) by mail to the address indicated on the form.

YOU MUST INCLUDE THE DATE THAT YOU CLOSED/SOLD THE FACILITY.
WITHOUT THE DATE, THE INVOICE WILL STILL BE OWED.

Sold facility

The original permit owner is liable for all fees associated with the water discharge permit, until the proper ownership transfer forms have been submitted to LDEQ and processed by the department. The NOC-1 Form should be completed and submitted to the LDEQ immediately by mail to the address indicated on the form.

Mailing address incorrect

Please contact us directly with your Agency Interest (AI) number, Invoice number, and correct address at the contact information below

Other questions please contact your DEQ Financial Services representative

Attn: Ashley Broom
LDEQ - Financial Services Division
PO Box 4303
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4303
Phone: (225) 219-5337
Fax: (225) 219-3868
Email: Ashley.Broom@LA.GOV