The mission of the Remediation Program is to maintain and enhance the environment of the state in order to promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of Louisiana. This program provides an efficient means to develop, implement, and enforce regulations. It also pursues efforts to prevent and to remediate contamination of the environment. This program pursues a unified approach to remediation, simplifies and clarifies the scope of the remediation process, increases protection of human health and the environment by addressing remediation consistently, allows for fast track remediation, where applicable, reduces review time and labor, increases responsiveness to the public and regulatee, and increases accountability.
The Remediation Program meets its mission my performing the following duties: site investigations/Evaluation, corrective action, corrective action monitoring, field verification, communication, documentation, training and research.
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ's) Risk Evaluation/Corrective Action Program (RECAP) regulation has been promulgated and became final on October 20, 2003. This regulation establishes the Department's minimum remediation standards for present and past uncontrolled constituent releases. DEQ has established this Internet site as a forum to facilitate the implementation of the RECAP regulation. The Department will update this web page to ensure that the latest information regarding RECAP is available to interested parties. For this reason, we encourage you to visit this web site on a regular basis.