Frequently Asked Questions

LPDES FAQs

Below are answers to Frequently Asked Questions concerning the LPDES program.  If you can not find the question/answer you are looking for, please contact the LDEQ Customer Assistance Center at 225-219-LDEQ (5337) or Toll Free 1-866-896-LDEQ (5337).

Where can I get a copy of my LPDES Permit?  If your LPDES permit or general permit coverage was issued on or after July 1, 2005, a copy of your permit can be obtained free of charge from LDEQ's online Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) utilizing your Agency Interest (AI) Number.  If your permit was issued prior to July 1, 2005, a copy can be obtained by contacting the Public Records Center at phone (225) 219-3168 or e-mail publicrecords@la.gov, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

How can I access the records LDEQ has on file for my facility?  All records filed on or after July 1, 2005 are available online through LDEQ's Electronic Document Management System (EDMS).  Utilizing your Agency Interest (AI) Number you can review all files LDEQ has on file for your facility from July 1, 2005 on.  If you do not know or have available your AI Number, you can search for it utilizing the Look Up AI Function in EDMS.  Documents filed prior to July 1, 2005 are available for review at all LDEQ Public Records Centers throughout the state (located within the LDEQ Regional Offices). 

How do I determine if a discharge from my facility is eligible for coverage under an LPDES General Permit?  Part I, Section A - Applicability, of a general permit will define what types of discharges are covered by that particular general permit.  Copies of all general permits are available for review on the LPDES Water Permits Division web page.

How do I know which application form/notice of intent to use for my discharge?  The LPDES Permit Applications Form page defines what types of facilities should utilize the listed application/notice of intent.  Likewise Part I, Section A - Applicability, of a general permit will define which notice of intent to use.

When is permit coverage under a general permit effective?  Part I, Section A - Applicability, of a general permit defines when your general permit coverage becomes effective.

How do I terminate an LPDES permit or LPDES general permit coverage?  LPDES permits can be terminated by utilizing the appropriate termination form available on the LPDES Water Permits Division web page.  Please be sure that you are using the correct termination form.

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