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  • Update: Ozone and PM2.5 Significant Impact Levels  - 

    On August 1, 2016, the EPA proposed ozone (8-hour) and PM2.5 (24-hour and annual) Significant Impact Level (SILs). The EPA finalized the SILs with no changes from the proposed recommendations in a memorandum dated April 17, 2018 as shown below in »

  • LDEQ Proposes AQ380 Rule  - 

    On September 20, 2018, the LDEQ proposed the AQ380 "Project Emissions Accounting and Offset Requirements in Specified Parishes" rule to amend LAC 33:III.504 - Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) Procedures and Offset Requirements in Specified »

  • Latest on the 2015 Ozone NAAQS including SIP Revisions  - 

    On October 26, 2015, the EPA strengthened the NAAQS for ground-level ozone to 70 parts per billion (ppb). Murray Energy Corporation sued the EPA in September 2016 challenging the new NAAQS. On August 1, 2018, the EPA filed a final status report for »

  • LDEQ Finalizes Fee Increase Updates  - 

    The LDEQ finalized Rule MM020 on July 20, 2018. This rule is required to correct errors found during the implementation of MM018, the original fee increase rule effective May 20, 2017. The updates impact the following regulations: Louisiana »

  • EPA Approves Louisiana's Request to Relax Federal Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) Gasoline Volatility Standard  - 

    In 1987, the EPA determined that gasoline nationwide had become increasingly volatile resulting in higher evaporative emissions, referred to as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), from gasoline powered vehicles and equipment. Evaporative emissions »

  • LDEQ Regulatory Permit for Storage Vessels  - 

    On January 20, 2018, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) finalized AQ348, which establishes a Regulatory Permit for Storage Vessels under LAC 33:III.321. A storage vessel is defined in LAC 33:III.321.B as any tank, reservoir, or »

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