From:                              Patrick Courreges

Sent:                               Friday, May 21, 2010 4:22 PM

To:                                   Patrick Courreges

Subject:                          Coastit Notes fromthe Department of Natural Resources


Coastit Notes

May 21, 2010


Greetings from Department of Natural Resources Assistant Secretary Lou Buatt.



Permits Section Updates


OCM would like to remind all applicants proposing new oil & gas wells, workover of existing oil & gas wells, new production facilities and maintenance and/or expansion of existing production facilities that the applicant must provide OCM with a list of all federal, state and local oil & gas spill prevention related laws that are applicable to the proposed activity AND a statement attesting that they will comply with all of them.  To assist you in developing a list of relevant laws, please view the LDNR/Office of Conservation’s Title 43, Chapter XIX ( and LDEQ’s Title 33, Chapter IX (  Please note that by no means are these the only applicable state laws and that federal laws, including FEMA, and local laws also must be identified and listed.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to identify, list and comply with all applicable laws.  Failure to list a law in the permit application does not relieve the applicant of the requirement to comply with that law.


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Patrick Courreges
Department of Natural Resources
Communications Director