The following are the procedures used for reporting any spills or releases to the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) at the DEQ.
Requirements for Emergency Notification: (LAC 33:I.3915)
For Emergency incidents, as defined in (LAC 33:I.3915), call the Hazardous Material Hotline at (225) 925-6595 as soon as possible within the first hour of the emergency. A call to the DEQ Hotline does not qualify as Emergency incident notification. However, a written notification report by the facility to the DEQ is still required within seven calendar days after the initial reporting to the Louisiana State Police.
Requirements for Non-Emergency Notification: (LAC 33:I.3917)
In the event of an unauthorized discharge that exceeds a reportable quantity specified in Subchapter E of LAC 33:I. Chapter 39 but does not cause an emergency condition, call Hazardous Material Hotline at (225) 925-6595 within 24 hours after learning of the discharge.
Requirements for Notifying the Department: (LAC 33:I.3923)
Permit excursions, exceedances, and any other conditions do not fall under one of the two conditions above can be reported to DEQ Single Point of Contact (SPOC) by one of the three ways below:
Written Notification Procedures: (LAC 33:I.3925)
Written reports (LAC 33:I.3925) should be mailed to:
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Post Office Box 4312
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4312
ATTENTION: Office of Environmental Compliance - SPOC
"UNAUTHORIZED DISCHARGE NOTIFICATION REPORT"
Or, the Written Notification Report may be faxed to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Environmental Compliance, Single Point of Contact at: (225) 219-4044.
Information Needed for Reporting Releases
When contacting SPOC about releases, please have the following information available:
Any questions should be directed to the Office of Environmental Compliance, SPOC Section at spoc@LA.GOV
Information Needed for Permit Excursions
When contacting SPOC about permit excursions, please have the following information available:
Any questions should be directed to the Office of Environmental Compliance, SPOC Section at spoc@LA.GOV.