This summary is not intended to fully represent or be used in place of the regulations. This is a quick reference of where to find the actual citation of the particular regulation by media or incident. This document is not binding upon the Department in any context, way, or form.
The Department of Environmental Quality may withdraw, modify, or depart from this summary at any time as the regulations are amended.
Inactive and Abandoned Hazardous Substance Site Remediation Regulations: Part VI
B. Mandatory Reporting
Underground Storage Tank Regulations
All persons having knowledge of any of the conditions listed below shall notify the department within 24 hours after becoming aware of the occurrence. After discovery of any of the following conditions, owners and operators of UST systems shall follow the procedures specified in LAC 33:XI.711:
Solid Waste Regulations
Reporting of Unauthorized Discharge. Any discharge, deposit, injection, spill, dumping, leaking, or placing of solid waste into or on the water, air, or land of the state in contravention of the act, these regulations, or the terms and conditions of a permit issued thereunder, or any accident, fire, explosion, or other emergency that results in such unauthorized solid waste discharge, shall be reported by any person causing, allowing, or suffering said discharge or by any person with knowledge of the discharge to the office, as required by the Notification Regulations and Procedures for Unauthorized Discharges (LAC 33:I.Subpart 2).
LAC 33:I.Chapter 39
Subchapter B. Requirements for Emergency Notification
§3915. Notification Requirements for Unauthorized Discharges Which Cause Emergency Conditions
A. Notification to the DPS 24-hour Louisiana Emergency Hazardous Materials Hotline
B. Notification to the Department of Environmental Quality. In the event of an unauthorized discharge which requires notification under Subsection A of this Section, the DPS 24-hour Louisiana Emergency Hazardous Materials Hotline will notify the Department of Environmental Quality.
Subchapter C. Requirements for Non-Emergency Notification
§3917. Notification Requirements for Unauthorized Discharges That Do Not Cause an Emergency Conditions
A. In the event of an unauthorized discharge which exceeds a reportable quantity specified in Subchapter E of this Chapter but which does not cause an emergency condition, the discharger shall promptly notify DPS by telephone at (225) 925-6595 (collect calls accepted 24 hours a day) within 24 hours after learning of the disacharge.
§3919. Notification Requirements for Unauthorized Discharges With Groundwater Contamination
In the event that any unauthorized discharge results in the contamination of the groundwaters of the state or otherwise moves in, into, within, or on any saturated subsurface strata, the discharger shall notify the appropriate division in the department in writing in accordance with LAC 33:I.3925 within seven calendar days after obtaining knowledge of groundwater contamination.
§3925. Written Notification Procedures for the Department of Environmental Quality
A. Written reports for any unauthorized discharge that requires notification under LAC 33:I.3915.A or 3917, 3919 or 3923 shall be submitted by the discharger to SPOC in accordance with this Section within seven calendar days after the telephone notification required by LAC 33:I.3915.A or 3917, 3919, or 3923 unless otherwise provided for in a valid permit or other departmental regulations.