Office of Environmental Compliance

Contact Information

P.O. Box 4312
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4312

Phone: (225) 219-3710
Fax: (225) 219-3708


Assistant Secretary
Jerry Lang

Jerry Lang was named Assistant Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) Office of Environmental Compliance in March 2024. Lang has been with LDEQ since 2014, beginning his tenure in the water surveys section. In 2015, he transferred to the Emergency Response Section (ER) and was promoted to ER Supervisor, and has served as the Emergency and Radiological Services Division Administrator since. 

Prior to joining LDEQ, Lang worked at LSU as a research associate, a supervisor in research and development in the private sector, and served at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries as a fisheries biologist. A native of Hattiesburg, MS, he graduated from LSU with a Bachelor of Science degree in renewable natural resources.



The mission of the environmental compliance program is the ensure the public and occupational welfare of the people and environmental resources of Louisiana by conducting inspections of permitted facilities and activities, responding to environmental emergencies and issuing sound enforcement actions. The program establishes a multi-media compliance approach; creates a uniform approach to compliance; assigns accountability and responsibility to the appropriate parties; provides standardized radioactive material training to compliance; and provides for the execution and timely resolution of activities.