How do I know if I need an LPDES Permit?

When is an LPDES Permit Required?

In accordance with LAC 33:IX.2311.A.1, an LPDES discharge permit is required for the discharge of pollutants from any point source into waters of the state of Louisiana.

A point source is any discernible, confined, and discrete conveyance, including but not limited to any pipe, ditch, channel, tunnel, conduit, well, discrete fissure, container, rolling stock, concentrated animal feeding operation, landfill leachate collection system, vessel, or other floating craft from which pollutants are or may be discharged.


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