A DEPARTMENT OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Emergency Response

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) is authorized by the Environmental Quality Act to provide immediate response to any environmental problem or emergency incident which threatens human health or the environment. The Emergency Response Section, under the Office of Environmental Compliance, is tasked to meet this obligation. This section began operation with the inception of DEQ in 1984. It was initially formed within the Hazardous Waste Division with four assigned employees.

Today, the LDEQ has regional offices which are located in Baton Rouge, Harahan, Bayou Lafourche, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Pineville, Monroe, and Shreveport. Collectively from these offices, there are nine specially trained persons in place as dedicated emergency responders on call to work emergencies on a 24 hour, 7 day-a-week basis. Added to this group is support from other individuals from the Department that are also capable of performing "emergency response duties". The initiative that formed these teams has resulted in an enhanced overall capability of LDEQ to protect the citizens of this state and its environment.

LDEQ emergency responders maintain a close working relationship with the Louisiana State Police Transportation and Environmental Safety Section (TESS) in dealing with hazardous material incident responses. The LDEQ responders also investigate environmental complaints.  


EMERGENCY RESPONSE DIVISION INFORMATION

EMERGENCY AND RADIOLOGICAL SERVICES DIVISION

 PROCEDURES

Complaint Reporting Procedures

Single Point of Contact Procedures

Spill Reporting Procedures

Written Notification Procedures



EMERGENCY RESPONSE RESOURCES 

Disaster Information    Resource Book - PDF    Parish Resource Book Documents  


RECENT NEWS 


OTHER RESOURCES

Emergency Response Regulations (Title 33, Part I, Subpart 4, Chapter 69)

National Response Center

Regional Map