Offshore Oil & Gas Produced Water Discharge Permits

Petition for Judicial Review of the LAG260000 General Permit November 12, 2009

On June 10, 2011 the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeals remanded the LAG260000 General Permit to LDEQ.

Court of Appeals First Circuit Decision

Remanded General Permit for Discharges from oil and gas exploration, development and production facilities located within territorial seas of Louisiana (LAG260000)

Oil and Gas Exploration, Development, & Production Facilities Within Territorial Seas Individual Application

Proposed Minimum Study Requirement Information

The LDEQ, Office of Environmental Services is accepting comments on the produced water study minimum requirements for discharges of produced water into territorial seas. Click here for the proposed study requirements.

Comments can be submitted via personal delivery, U.S. Mail, email or fax. Comments are due by 4:30 PM on March 23, 2012. Delivery may be made to the drop-box at 602 North 5th Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. U.S. Mail may be sent to the LDEQ, Water Permits Division, Attn: Jenniffer Sheppard, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313. Emails may be submitted to Jenniffer.sheppard@la.gov and faxes may be sent to 225-219-3309.


Individual LPDES Permit with Final Study Requirements and Propose Study Timeline

LDEQ is pleased to announce that the 1st individual LPDES Permit for Off Shore Oil and Gas facilities with produced water discharges for Breton Sound 53 Production Facility (LA0126250, AI 32659) was issued December 6, 2012, with an effective date of February 1, 2013. This permit includes the final study requirements and may be viewed by clicking on the following link: http://edms.deq.louisiana.gov/app/doc/view.aspx?doc=8629860&ob=yes&child=yes

The new timeline outlining the milestones for the Industry-Wide Study can be viewed by clicking here.

Various Produced Water Studies