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Louisiana SIP: LAC 33:III Ch. 5 Section 515 - Oil and Gas Wells and Pipelines Permitting Provisions

Regulatory Text:
Louisiana Administrative Code, Title 33 ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, Part III Air (LAC 33:III)

Chapter 5.  Permit Procedures

Section 515. Oil and Gas Wells and Pipelines Permitting Provisions
LAC 33:III.515 as submitted to EPA on:
LA048.03A - November 15, 1993 (LA048.03A, AQ70) LA-017;
As adopted in the Louisiana Register November 20, 1993, LR19:1420 (AQ70),
and submitted to EPA November 15, 1993, document EPA-R06-OAR-2014-0821-0003 [LA048.03A].
AQ70 §515;LAd51;LA048.03A;AQ70;LR19:1420(11/20/1993), submitted to EPA November 15, 1993.

Approved by EPA August 4, 2016 (81 FR 51341) effective September 6, 2016 (LAd51), docket EPA-R06-OAR-2014-0821 [LA048].

   Notwithstanding any other time frames for permit review and
issuance established under this Chapter, the following provisions
shall apply to all applications for permits relating to oil and
gas wells and pipelines.
   A. Time Frames for Review and Issuance
      1. Within 14 workdays after submittal of a permit
application, the permitting authority shall issue notification of
a completeness determination to the owner or operator. If
written notice of completeness is not provided within 14 workdays
after submittal, the application shall be deemed complete.
      2. If the application is not deemed complete, the
department shall notify the owner or operator in writing and
provide a list of the application's specific deficiencies.
      3. Within 60 workdays after notification to the owner or
operator of a complete permit application or after the
application has been deemed to be complete, a final decision to
grant or deny the permit shall be issued.
      4. In the event of a permit denial, the permitting
authority shall provide written reasons for the decision to the
owner or operator.
      5. Any deadline established by this Section may be extended
upon mutual agreement of the permitting authority and the owner
or operator.
   B. Additional Requirements
      1. The application shall clearly and prominently indicate
that the application is pertaining to an oil and gas well or pipeline.
      2. The application shall indicate whether the owner or
operator agrees to extend the deadlines established in Subsection A
of this Section at the time of submittal of the application.
A decision not to extend the deadlines at the time of submittal
does not preclude the permitting authority and the owner or
operator from reaching a mutual agreement to extend such
deadlines at a later date.