Informational Materials from LDEQ Listening Session on HR 231-Voluntary Compliance Audit Program Study

Sep 05, 2019

LDEQ advertised and hosted four listening sessions to study the establishment of a voluntary compliance audit program for industries regulated by our department.

The meetings took place at LDEQ headquarters, in the Pensacola Room of the conference center on August 7, 2019, August 21, 2019, September 4, 2019, and October 2, 2019.  Meeting topics included presentations from LDEQ staff on federal and state laws, regulations, policies, and procedures; and representative components of voluntary audit programs/policies that may be found in one state or another’s voluntary audit program/policy (such as audit privilege, confidentiality, immunity, and EPA new owner policy). 

Louisiana citizens, representatives of the legislature, regulated industry and their trade associations, environmental groups, and community leaders attended the listening sessions and delivered oral comments.  Please visit the links below for the past meeting agendas and presentations.

(2019 Regular Legislative Session)

LDEQ is accepting written comments regarding the establishment of a voluntary compliance audit program for industries regulated by the department. Comments must be received by 4:30 p.m. CST, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019

Comments are only being accepted via electronic submission to

All correspondence should specify the AI Number 200321 and HR231 (2019).

If you have any questions, please call LDEQ Office of the Secretary at 225.219.3951.


To view the informational materials presented, click below:

Listening Session #1 - August 7, 2019

HR231 - Audit Presentation

HR231 - Existing Mechanisms Presentation


Listening Session #2 - August 21, 2019

HR231 - Audit Program - Privilege/Confidentiality


Listening Session #3 - September 4, 2019

HR231 - Audit Program - Immunity


Listening Session #4 - October 2, 2019

HR231 - Audit Program - Program Resources


Past Meeting Agendas:


October 2, 2019 Agenda