Injection & Mining Division
LaSalle Building, 8th Floor
The Injection and Mining Division (IMD) has the responsibility of implementing two major federal environmental programs which were statutorily charged to the Office of Conservation: the Underground Injection Control (UIC) program with federal oversight from the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) and the Surface Mining Program with federal oversight from the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining.
The Underground Injection Control (UIC) Section administers a regulatory and permit program to protect underground sources of drinking water from endangerment by the subsurface emplacement of both hazardous and non-hazardous fluids through deep well injection, and other oilfield waste disposal techniques.
The Surface Mining Section is responsible for the regulation of exploration, development, and surface mining operations for coal and lignite, and protection of state and private lands.
News Releases & Announcements
- Expedited Processing of Class II EOR Well Permit Applications - March 2019
- Operators are required to file their (UIC-24) Quarterly Class I Waste Disposal Well Reports on-line.
- Operators are required to file their (UIC-10) Louisiana Class II Saltwater Disposal and Enhanced Recovery Injection Well Reports on-line.
- Operators are required to file their (UIC-33/34) Louisiana Class II (Solution-Mining) Injection Well Monitoring Log Reports on-line.
- Detailed Report of Wells in a Defined Area of ReviewUsers can now generate a detailed report of wells within a defined AOR. This report can be particularly useful in determining if there are deficient wells in the AOR of a proposed injection well (11/10/2011)
- Jefferson Island Storage and Hub, LLC Proposed Operating Agreement
New & Amended Regulations
- Statewide Order No. 29-R-11/12 | LAC 43:XIX.Chapter 7Fee schedule for fiscal year 2011-2012 (11/21/2011)
- LAC 43:XIX.303Administrative approval for disposal into a water-driven, productive zone (2/20/2004)
- LAC 43:XVII.Chapter 31Disposal of E&P waste into salt caverns and clarification of existing commercial facility regulations in LAC 43:XIX.501 et seq (6/20/2003)
Injection & Mining Policy Statements
- IMD-GS-11Maximum Allowable Formation Pressure (MAFP) in Class II Salt Water Disposal (SWD) Wells and Enhanced Recovert (EOR) Wells Injecting Produced Water or Brine (9-1-2017)
- IMD-GS-10Location Plat Requirements for the Injection and Mining Division (11/1/2010)
- IMD-GS-01, Amendment 4Single String Casing Completion Requirements for SWD and EOR wells (7/1/2016)
- IMD-GS-09, Amendment 1Determination of a Maximum Allowable Surface Injection Pressure for Class II Saltwater Disposal and Enhanced Oil Recovery Wells by Applying the Provisions of LAC 43:XIX.405.B.4 to the Confining Zone (2/15/2017)
- IMD-GS-08Public Notice Requirements for Applications for Solution-Mined Salt Caverns, Hydrocarbon Storage in a Solution-mined Salt Cavern, and Associated SWD Wells (4/2/2007)
Office of Conservation Reference Documents
- Directive on Salt Cavern Locations in Relation to Periphery of Salt Stock (1/30/2013)
- Proximity of Class II and III Well Caverns to the Edge of the Napoleonville Salt Dome - Ratigan (7/25/2013)
- Financial Security Rules - Requirements for Operators
- Clarification of Fees Assessed for the Underground Injection Control Program (11/12/2008)
Injection & Mining Division Contact Information
617 North Third Street
LaSalle Building, 8th Floor
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
P.O. Box 94275
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804
Phone (225) 342-5515
Fax (225) 342-3094
Injection & Mining Division Director
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