Environmental Division

>> Exploration & Production Waste Management Program

The Exploration & Production Waste Management Program is responsible for implementation of regulatory controls for commercial Exploration & Production (E&P) Waste storage, treatment, and disposal facilities as well as coordinating all UIC related enforcement actions brought against commercial Class II injection well operators who violate rules and regulations. Commercial E&P Waste facility operations may include the use of various treatment and disposal options such as Class II injection well disposal, land treatment, phase separation, chemical fixation, thermal desorption, cavern disposal or incineration.


Rules and Procedures

NOTE: Please follow the link pathway above to the current Louisiana Administrative Code. Scroll down to Title 43:XIX Natural Resources: Office of Conservation-General Operations & click the link to download the current copy. Scroll down to Chapter 5 for Commerical Offsite E&P Waste Regulations.

E&P Waste Descriptions

Select "Environmental" in the Table of Contents of SONRIS GIS, then select boxes to turn on "Commercial Facilities" features to view locations

E&P Waste Studies


Exploration and Production Waste Regulatory Compliance Guidance

Contact Information

Voice (225) 342-8244 Fax(225) 242-3505

Physical Address:

DNR/Office of Conservation/Environmental Division

LaSalle Building-8th Floor

617 N. 3rd Street Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

Mailing Address:

DNR/Office of Conservation/Environmental Division

P.O. Box 94275 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-9275