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LOUISIANA ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION NETWORK

(LEAN) RECORDS

 

(Mss 4876)

 

Inventory

 

Compiled by

Abigail L. Dixon

 

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

 

Fall 2003

 

 

Contents of Inventory

 

 

Summary                                                                                                                                                                     

Biographical/Historical Note                                                                                                                

Scope and Content Note                                                                                                                     

Series Descriptions                                                                                                                                          

Index Terms                                                                                                                                                                

Container List                                                                                                                                                              

 

 

 

Summary

 

Size.                            14.5 linear feet.

 

Geographic                

locations.                    Louisiana.        

 

Inclusive dates.          1985-1998.

 

Bulk dates.                 1988-1992.

 

Languages.                 English.

 

Summary.                   Permit Applications and Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Lawsuit Records. 

 

Source.                        Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN), 2003.

 

Access.                       No records created by LEAN may be published in part or whole

without written permission from the Executive Director of LEAN.

 

Copyright.                   Copyright is retained by the creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

 

Citation.                      Louisiana Environmental Action Network (L.E.A.N.) Records, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

 

Stack location.            Range 10; Range 142; Map Cage: Gray Map Case

 

 

Biographical/Historical Note

 

The Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN) was founded to help citizens in developing, implementing,  protecting, and enforcing legislative and regulatory environmental standards.  The network consists of 106 member groups and over 1700 individual members.  Working together, LEAN campaigns to decrease pollution and water contamination, give technical assistance to groups preparing for permit hearings, and inform the community of environmental and public health issues.

 

 

Scope and Content Note

 

Permit applications submitted by various companies to the Louisiana Department of

Environmental Quality.  Collection also contains incomplete lawsuit records

documenting conflicts between the Department of Environmental Quality and Marine

Shale Processors, Inc. and Rollins Environmental Services, Inc.  Future accruals are

expected. 

 

Series Descriptions

 

I.  Permit Applications, 1986-1998 (13.5 linear feet)

 

Applications submitted by various companies to the Louisiana DEQ for permission to build hazardous waste storage facilities, construct landfills, treat and dispose of chemical waste, and emit pollutants into the air and/or water.  Records consist of certification letters, narrative reports, forms, maps and diagrams, and responses to permit deficiencies. 

 

Permit Applications were originally housed in binders.  Sections of the applications were separated by tabbed index dividers.  The arrangement of the materials within the folders reflects the original arrangement of documents within those binders and dividers.  Permit applications have been arranged alphabetically by company submitting the permit and alphabetically and chronologically therein by name of plant, if applicable.  Some chapters of permit applications were not accessioned because they were not required by the DEQ. 

 

Oversize items with dimensions less than 38” X 50” are located in boxes 14-20.  Items larger than 38” X 50” are housed in the gray map case in the map cage.   

 

Following is a list of companies/permits for which the collection contains permits.  Information consists of company, date, plant name, location, and nature of permit. 

 

Allied Signal, Inc. - 1990

HCFC 141b Plant - Geismar, LA - construction of plant

 

Allied Signal, Inc.– 1993

HFC/HCFC Plant - Geismar, LA - construction of plant

 

BASF Corp.- 1989-Dec.

Aniline Plant - Geismar, LA - storage and treatment of hazardous waste

 

BASF Corp.– 1990 – Mar.

NVP/PVP Plant - Geismar, LA - storage and treatment of hazardous waste

 

BASF Corp.– 1990 – Sept.

NVP/PVP Plant - Geismar, LA – response to deficiencies

 

BASF Corp. – 1991

NVP/PVP Plant – Geismar, LA – draft permit

 

Cadence Environmental Energy, Inc. - 1993-June

Pineville - distribution center and container storage

 

East Baton Rouge Parish - 1989-Oct.

EBR Landfill – East Baton Rouge -proposed landfill

 

GTX, Inc. - 1998-Jan.

Hazardous waste facility - Amelia, LA - response to deficiencies

 

IT Corp. - 1986-May

Hazardous waste facility - Ascension Parish - response to order

 

Laidlaw Environmental (Recovery) Services, Inc. - 1991

Crowley – treatment, storage, and disposal

 

Laidlaw Environmental (Recovery) Services, Inc. - 1992

Crowley – treatment, storage, and disposal

 

Marine Shale Processors, Inc. - 1992-Mar.

Amelia, LA - Aggregate Manufacturing Plant 

 

OXY USA, Inc. - 1988-June

Bossier City - refinery site

 

Rollins Environmental Services, Inc. - 1987-Oct.

Baton Rouge, LA – treatment, storage, and disposal

 

Rollins Environmental Services, Inc. - 1988-May

Baton Rouge, LA - trial burn emission test results

 

Safety-Kleen Corp. - 1992-Oct. 28

Kenner, LA  - storage of hazardous waste

 

Safety-Kleen Corp. - 1992-Oct. 14

Pineville, LA - storage of hazardous waste

 

Westinghouse Electric Corp. - 1987-Apr.

LA - waste management facility

 

Zeneca, Inc. - 1993-May

St. Gabriel, LA - waste disposal wells

 

 

II.  DEQ Lawsuit Records, 1985-1986 (1 linear foot)

 

Official documents, correspondence, hearing transcripts, and exhibits reflecting legal action taken by both the Louisiana DEQ and Rollins Environmental Services, Inc. after the company’s Baton Rouge facility was shut down.  Records arranged chronologically within the above subdivisions.  Official documents consist of writs of review and motions filed on behalf of both parties, decisions and orders of the courts, and correspondence relating to these documents. 

 

Also includes correspondence, affidavits, official documents, and exhibits of conflict and resolution between Louisiana DEQ and Marine Shale Processors Inc. 

 

 

Index Terms

 

Allied-Signal Inc.                                                                                                          I

Amelia (La.)—Environmental Conditions.                                                                      I-II

Ascension Parish (La.)—Environmental Conditions.                                                      I

BASF Corporation.                                                                                                      I

Baton Rouge (La.)—Environmental Conditions.                                                            I-II

Bossier City (La.)—Environmental Conditions.                                                              I

Cadence Environmental Energy, Inc.                                                                             I

Crowley (La.)—Environmental Conditions.                                                                   I

East Baton Rouge Parish (La.)—Environmental Conditions.                                           I

Hazardous waste treatment facilities—Louisiana.                                                           I

Geismar (La.).—Environmental Conditions.                                                                   I

GTX, Inc.                                                                                                                     I

IT Corporation.                                                                                                            I

Kenner (La.)—Environmental Conditions.                                                                     I

Laidlaw Environmental Services, Inc.                                                                            I

Louisiana.  Dept. of Environmental Quality.                                                                   I-II

Marine Shale Processors, Inc.                                                                                       I

Marine Shale Processors, Inc.—Trials, litigation, etc.                                                     II

OXY USA, Inc.                                                                                                           I

Parish of East Baton Rouge and the City of Baton Rouge (La.).

Dept. of Public Works  .                                                                                   I

Pineville (La.)—Environmental Conditions.                                                                    I

Rollins Environmental Services.                                                                                     I

Rollins Environmental Services—Trials, litigation, etc.                                                    II

Safety-Kleen (Firm).                                                                                                     I

Saint Gabriel (La.)—Environmental Conditions.                                                             I

Sanitary landfills—Louisiana.                                                                                         I

Westinghouse Electric Corporation.                                                                              I

Zeneca, Inc.                                                                                                                 I

 

 

Container List

 

Stack

Location

Box

Folders

Contents

 

 

Series I.  Permit Applications

 

10

1

1-102

Allied-Signal, Inc.; BASF Corp. – Aniline Plant and NVP/PVP Plant – 1990-Mar.

10

2

1-106

BASF Corp. – NVP/PVP Plant – 1990 Mar. and Sept.; Cadence Environmental Energy, Inc.

10

3

1-90

Cadence Environmental Energy, Inc.; East Baton Rouge Parish; GTX, Inc.

10

4

1-107

IT Corp.

10

5

1-86

IT Corp.; Laidlaw Environmental (Recovery) Services, Inc. – 1991

10

6

1-61

Laidlaw Environmental (Recovery) Services, Inc. – 1991 and 1992’ Marine Shale Processors, Inc.

10

7

1-81

Marine Shale Processors, Inc.

10

8

1-46

Marine Shale Processors, Inc.; OXY USA, Inc.; Rollins Environmental Services, Inc. - 1987

10

9

1-71

Rollins Environmental Services, Inc. – 1987

10

10

1-54

Rollins Environmental Services, Inc. – 1987 and 1988

10

11

1-140

Rollins Environmental Services, Inc. – 1988; Safety-Kleen Corp. – Kenner and Pineville

10

12

1-91

Safety-Kleen Corp. – Pineville; Westinghouse Electric Corp.; Zeneca, Inc.

142

14

1-8

BASF Corp.; GTX, Inc.

142

15

1-13

GTX, Inc.; IT Corp.; Marine Shale Processors, Inc.

142

16

1-13

Rollins Environmental Services, Inc. - 1987

142

17

1-14

Rollins Environmental Services, Inc. - 1987

142

18

1-11

Rollins Environmental Services, Inc. - 1987

142

19

1-11

Rollins Environmental Services, Inc. - 1987

142

20

1-5

Safety-Kleen Corp. – Kenner; Westinghouse Electric Corp.

 

Stack

Location

 

 

Box

 

Folders

 

Contents

Gray Map Case

Drawer 1

Folders

1-22

Allied Signal, Inc. – 1990; BASF Corp. – 1990-Mar. and Sept.; Cadence Environmental Energy, Inc.; GTX, Inc.; IT Corp.; Laidlaw Environmental (Recovery) Services, Inc. - 1991

Gray Map Case

Drawer 2

Folders

23-44

Laidlaw Environmental (Recovery) Services, Inc. – 1991 and 1992; Marine Shale Processors, Inc.; OXY USA, Inc.; Rollins Environmental Services, Inc. – 1987; Safety-Kleen Corp. – Kenner and Pineville; Zeneca, Inc.

 

 

Series II.  DEQ Lawsuit Records

 

10

12

92-108

Marine Shale Processors, Inc. -  Correspondence, Affidavits, Official Documents, and Exhibits; Rollins Environmental Services, Inc. – Official Documents

10

13

27

Rollins Environmental Services, Inc. – Official Documents, Correspondence, Hearing Transcripts, and Exhibits