Annual Invoices FAQs

Air Quality Annual Maintenance Fee

Fee Assessment

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.

If this facility was closed/shut down or was never constructed and you no longer wish to maintain the permit:

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.

If you no longer own or operate this 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.

If there appears to be incorrect fee information, such as incorrect fee codes and/or multipliers:

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

 

If the mailing address is incorrect:

Please indicate the correct address on the back of the remittance ticket coupon on the bottom of your invoice and submit it with your payment. Or you may contact us directly as indicated below.

Please Note: If you are paying your invoice electronically, or if your billing address changes during the year, please inform the Financial Services Division at the contact listed below.

For any 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

Accident Prevention Annual Invoice

Fee Assessment

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. Regulations concerning the program can be found in Chapter 59. 

Chemical Accident Prevention

Billing Period

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

If the facility was shut down or you need to make any changes to your Accident Prevention Registration

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

If the mailing address is incorrect:

Please indicate the correct address on the back of the remittance ticket coupon on the bottom of your invoice and submit it with your payment. Or you may contact us directly as indicated below. Please Note: If you are paying your invoice electronically, or if your billing address changes during the year, please inform the Financial Services Division at the contact listed below.

For any 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 Criteria Pollutant and Toxic Emissions Invoice

Fee Assessment

Emission Tons reported are rounded to the nearest whole Ton and emission pounds reported are converted to Tons and are rounded to the nearest whole Ton.

These fees are based on emissions reported to the LDEQ on the Criteria & Toxic Air Pollutant Emissions Certification Statement submitted to the Department. Criteria Pollutant Emissions Inventory Fees are assessed per LAC 33:III.919.I and Toxic Air Pollutant Emissions Inventory Fees are assessed per LAC 33:III.5101.  The fee schedule may be found in LAC 33:III.223.

Environmental Regulatory Code Title 33 Part III

Billing Period

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

For example:

Air, REP20160001, Title V Emission Inventory Annual Fee
Inventory ID xxxxxxx, Revision 0 Report Year: 2016
NOx: 14 Tons, @ $12.83/Ton = Fee: $179.62
PM10: 1 Tons, @ $12.83/Ton = Fee: $12.83
Criteria VOC: 12 Tons, @ $12.83/Ton = Fee: $153.96
Total: Fee $346.41
Total Assessments:       $346.41

If the facility has been shut down/closed/demolished/destroyed:

These fees are based on emissions reported to the LDEQ and certified on the Criteria & Toxic Air Pollutant Emissions Certification Statement. Fees are based on amounts reported.

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

If you no longer own or operate the facility:

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

Please note when facility ownership changed and that the reported emissions inventory reflects any changes in ownership. Each owner is required to submit 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.

If the emissions you reported are incorrect:

You will need to process a revision to your certified inventory in order for a revised invoice to be generated. Please contact the Air Quality Planning Section to discuss these issues: Kelly Petersen 225-219-3404 Kelly.Petersen@la.gov

If the mailing address is incorrect:

Please indicate the correct address on the back of the remittance coupon on the bottom of your invoice and submit it with your payment. Or you may contact us directly as indicated below.

Please Note: If you are paying your invoice electronically, or if your billing address changes during the year, please inform the Financial Services Division at the contact listed below.

 

For any 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

What is an Expedited Permit Invoice?

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 

For any 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

 

Ground Water Annual Fee Invoice

Fee Assessment

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

The mailing address is incorrect.

Please indicate the correct address on the back of the remittance ticket coupon on the bottom of your invoice and submit it with your payment. Or you may contact us directly as indicated below.

Please Note: If you are paying your invoice electronically, or if your billing address changes during the year, please inform the Financial Services Division at the contact listed below.

For any other questions please contact your DEQ Financial Services representative

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

Hazardous Waste Annual Fee Invoice

Fee Assessment

The Hazardous Waste Annual Fee is assessed annually and is based on the fee schedule found in the Environmental Regulatory Code Title 33 Part V Chapter 51

The mailing address is incorrect

Please indicate the correct address on the back of the remittance ticket coupon on the bottom of your invoice and submit it with your payment. Or you may contact us directly as indicated below.

Please Note: If you are paying your invoice electronically, or if your billing address changes during the year, please inform the Financial Services Division at the contact listed below.

For any other questions please contact your DEQ Financial Services representative

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

Laboratory Accreditations Invoice

Fee Assessment

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.

If the mailing address is incorrect:

Please indicate the correct address on the back of the remittance ticket coupon on the bottom of your invoice and submit it with your payment. Or you may contact us directly as indicated below.

Please Note: If you are paying your invoice electronically, or if your billing address changes during the year, please inform the Financial Services Division at the contact listed 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

How is my bill calculated?

  • 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):
    • gas plants, pipe yards, chemical plant, refinery $458
    • warehouses, pipeline, manufacturing plant, NORM equipment storage site, etc. $458
  • Interim container storage per NORM Waste Management Plan of an approved location $1,525
  • NORM location as otherwise defined in LAC 33:XV.1403 and not exempted by LAC 33:XV.1404, not included in III.A.1-6 of this Appendix $153

The wells are Plugged and Abandoned

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.

We no longer own or operate this facility

Please provide us the following information when the facility has transferred to another entity. “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.

The mailing address is incorrect.

Please indicate the correct address on the back of the remittance coupon on the bottom of your invoice and submit it with your payment. Or you may contact us directly as indicated below.  

Please Note: If you are paying your invoice electronically, or if your billing address changes during the year, please inform the Financial Services Division at the contact listed below.

For any 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

I just paid a bill, why am I getting another one?

If the unit is new the first invoice was the application fee. There is a one-time application fee with the installation of each new x-ray machine. An annual fee is assessed at the beginning of the fiscal year which starts July 1st.

I have sold my equipment/practice what do I need to do?

Complete the DRC 6 form along with a cover letter explaining the situation and mail to the address indicated on the form. Include whether the previously registered x-ray units were moved to a new location or if they were sold. If sold, please supply 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.

The Doctor is deceased, what do I do with the equipment? Do I still owe the invoice?

The annual fee for X-ray equipment is still owed as long as the unit(s) remains operable and has not been sold.

My equipment is no longer in use or is in storage. Do I still owe the invoice?

If the unit is operable and has been placed in storage, the machine is still registered and the annual fee is owed.

What deems equipment inoperable?

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 X-ray service companies, please see the Radiation Forms, Guides, and Information page on our website. 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. The dispostion form must be received by DEQ by the invoice due date, in order to avoid paying the annual fee.

Requirements for disposal of X-ray equipment

A written document stating that the tube head has been removed by a licensed X-ray supplier and if they disposed of the unit. For a list of service companies, see the Radiation Forms, Guides, and Information page.

The mailing address is incorrect.

Please indicate the correct address on the back of the remittance coupon. Or you may contact us as indicated below.  

Please Note: If you are paying your invoice electronically, or if your billing address changes during the year, please inform the Financial Services Division at the contact listed 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

For any 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

Fee Assessment

Solid Waste Annual Maintenance Fee Invoices are more typically known as Annual Base Fees. 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.

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.

What is the Annual Tonnage Fee based on?

Annual tonnage invoices are based on the tonnage reported in the certification of compliance containing the annual disposer report for the previous year (the FY 2017 annual tonnage invoice is based on the disposer report for July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016).

All annual disposer reports are due by October 1 of the reporting year

Only current Certification of Compliance report forms will be accepted.

Will I receive an annual tonnage invoice?

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.

 If your facility is closed

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.

What is the fee amount for each type of waste?

For industrial waste the tonnage fee is $0.99 per ton.
For non-industrial waste the tonnage fee is $0.25 per ton (for amounts exceeding 25,000 tons).
For C&D (Construction and Demolition ) Tipping Waste the tonnage fee is $0.25 per ton.

 The mailing address is incorrect.

Please indicate the correct address on the back of the remittance ticket coupon on the bottom of your invoice and submit it with your payment. Or you may contact us directly as indicated below.

Please Note: If you are paying your invoice electronically, or if your billing address changes during the year, please inform the Financial Services Division at the contact listed 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

Fee Assessment

The Stage II Annual Fee is assessed annually and is based on 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.

For what time period does this invoice cover?

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.

The mailing address is 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.

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

Underground Storage Tank Annual Registration Invoices

Fee Assessment

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.

The mailing address is 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.

If you no longer own or operate this 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. Any other changes related to UST registrations must be submitted in writing and must include the owner’s signature.  

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

Fee Assessment

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.

Permit Type Explanation

General permit numbers begin with LAG or LAR. 

Individual permit numbers begin with LA0. 

The Permit Number is located on the second line below the assessments of your invoice line item

If you only operated under this permit for a portion of the year do you owe the entire fee?

See question above to determine whether you have a General or an Individual water discharge permit.

General Permits - 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.

Individual Permits - The 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.

If this facility was closed/shut down or was never constructed and you no longer wish to maintain the permit.

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 Individual Permit or 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.

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

If you no longer own or operate this 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.

Questions concerning Fee Rating Points (Individual Permits)

If you have questions related to your fee rating points you should call the Financial Services representative listed below. This information will then be relayed to the appropriate permit writer for review.

The mailing address is incorrect.

Please indicate the correct address on the back of the remittance coupon on the bottom of your invoice and submit it with your payment. Or you may contact us directly as indicated below.

Please Note: If you are paying your invoice electronically, or if your billing address changes during the year, please inform the Financial Services Division at the contact listed below.

For any 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