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Office of Conservation >> Injection and Mining Division

Injection and Mining Division
LaSalle Building, 8th Floor

Stephen Lee


voice (225) 342-5515
FAX (225) 342-3094


Physical Address
Office of Conservation-9th Floor
Injection & Mining Division
617 N. 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Postal Address
Office of Conservation
Injection & Mining Division
P.O. Box 94275
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Outlines & Presentation

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.

Underground Injection Control Section >>

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.

Surface Mining Section >>

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
New & Amended Regulations
Injection & Mining Policy Statements
  • IMD-GS-10
    Location Plat Requirements for the Injection and Mining Division (11/1/2010)
  • IMD-GS-01, Amendment 4 
    Single String Casing Completion Requirements for SWD and EOR wells (7/1/2016)
  • IMD-GS-09, Amendment 1 
    Determination 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-08
    Public 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