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Water Quality (Louisiana)

Eligibility 
Agricultural
Commercial
Construction
Fed. Government
Fuel Distributor
General Public/Consumer
Industrial
Installer/Contractor
Institutional
Investor-Owned Utility
Local Government
Low-Income Residential
Multi-Family Residential
Municipal/Public Utility
Nonprofit
Residential
Retail Supplier
Rural Electric Cooperative
Schools
State/Provincial Govt
Systems Integrator
Transportation
Tribal Government
Utility
Program Info
State 
Louisiana
Program Type 
Environmental Regulations

These regulations establish requirements and procedures for permitting, enforcement, monitoring, and surveillance, and spill control activities of the Department of Environmental Quality. Without first obtaining a LWDPS permit from the department, no person shall: discharge or allow to be discharged any pollutants into the waters of the state from any facility or activity; construct any new facility or undertake a new activity, the operation or conduct of which would result in a discharge into the waters of the state; construct, install, operate, or alter any facility or activity or any extension or modification thereof or addition thereto, the operation or conduct of which would cause increases in the quantity or degradation in the quality of the discharge of pollutants into the waters of the state or which would otherwise alter the physical, chemical, or biological properties of any waters of the state in any manner not already lawfully authorized; construct or use any new outlet for the discharge of any pollutants into the waters of the state.

Criteria for surface water quality standards are also stated in this article along with Water Quality Certification Procedures. Details about the Louisiana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (LPDES) Program and the Louisiana Sewage Sludge and Biosolids Program are also provided.