EPA's Region 6 Office
Serving: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and 66 Tribal Nations
EPA and the United States Coast Guard are working together with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality to identify and address spills and releases of oil and hazardous materials to protect public health and the environment. EPA is also providing assistance to Louisiana to assess waste water and drinking water facilities in storm affected areas.
On September 4, 2012, EPA waived requirements for use of low Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) "summertime" gasoline in the following states, through the end of the high ozone period on September 15, 2012: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Multi-State Fuel Waiver Concerning, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee (3 pp, 381K) (About PDF)
On August 28, 2012, EPA issued an emergency fuel waiver, through September 6, 2012, of the federal 7.8 psi Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) in the following fourteen Louisiana parishes: Ascension, E. Baton Rouge, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Point Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. Mary and W. Baton Rouge. Fuel Waiver Concerning the Louisiana parishes (3 pp, 793K) (About PDF)
Useful Links about returning home after flooding:
Useful Links about storms and hurricanes:
- State of Louisiana
- City of New Orleans - Hurricane Information
- FEMA - Louisiana Isaac Hurricane Information
- Ready.gov Hurricane Information
- EPA - Hurricane Information
Recovery After a Storm
What you can do to help protect yourself and property. Never run a generator indoors. Avoid contact with flood water. Learn more about flooded drinking water wells and septic systems. More on hurricane recovery.