On November 1st, 2010, Remediation Services and the Underground Storage Tank Division were integrated forming one Division now called the Underground Storage Tank and Remediation Division. The newly created Division is under Administrator Thomas Harris and will be responsible for the following:
- Voluntary Remediation and Brownfields Program
- Ready for Reuse
- Inactive and Abandoned Site Cleanup
- UST Registration
- UST Certified Worker
- UST Response Action Contratctors
- UST Installations
- UST Closures
- UST Inspections
- UST Remediation, Motor Fuels Trust Fund (MFTF)
The Underground Storage Tank program will continue to function solely for UST and UST related tasks. The goal of the UST program is to protect human health and the environment by preventing releases of petroleum and hazardous substances from UST systems. The release of these regulated products into the environment threatens soil and groundwater resources and can cause explosive vapors to seep into confined spaces and occupied residences.
To help prevent contamination caused by leaking tanks, tank owners and operators must comply with state rules for UST’s. The objectives of the UST program are to ensure that UST systems are properly constructed and designed, installations, repairs, and removals are conducted and inspected by qualified individuals, active USTs are properly operated and monitored for releases, and USTs are properly closed and/or removed and the sites properly assessed for contamination.
For specific information pertaining to the Underground Storage Tank program, click on the link above.
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.
For specific information about the Remediation Program, RECAP, and site activities click on link above.