Information for Louisiana
The meth lab and meth use epidemic has spread across the continent in recent years affecting urban and rural communities alike. Even with the growing concern over methamphetamine contamination there are currently no laws in Louisiana governing the clean up or disclosure of properties that have been busted as meth. Louisiana remains unregulated and properties that are confirmed contaminated properties are being rented and sold to unwitting families. However, if you do your due diligence and check the DEA website and Louisiana DEQ website listed below you can research properties busted for clandestine methamphetamine production. Meth remediation in Louisiana including New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lake Charles, Kenner, and Bossier City – is left up to the property owners to figure out.
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No Regulations at the time of this printing, check with state and local health departments.
Louisiana does provide a best practices guideline for Meth Cleanup online. They suggest airing out property, removing porous materials including countertops made of wood/granite and ceiling tiles, HEPA vacuum, clean HVAC system, flush plumbing traps, detergent wash and rinse all surfaces and repeat. It does talk about preparing a work plan and final report but does not discuss post testing. It also suggest encapsulation for an added protective barrier. They do highly recommend hiring a contractor to complete the cleanup and suggest the contractor be experienced in handling hazardous waste and have completed the 40-hour HAZWOPER training. The LDEQ does maintain a list of former meth labs, contractors have to submit work plans and final reports in order to have the property removed from the list.
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
602 N Fifth Street, Baton Rouge LA 70802
The DEA has kept a catalog of properties since 2004 across the nation of locations of clandestine meth lab busts completed by their department, check to see if your property is on their list:
EPA Voluntary Guidelines for Methamphetamine Laboratory Cleanup