How to access the permit information

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The information contained in the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) records pertaining to Petroplex International, LLC’s permit application for a tank farm in St. James Parish is public record.

As of noon Thursday, there were 61 separate entries in the file comprising more than 2,100 pages. Entries labeled “COMMENTS” may include separate (and different) entries from one person or comments provided by individuals, couples or business operators.

There were a total of 1,105 comments against the Petroplex Project and 44 in favor of the project.

To access the records, please follow these steps:

• Go to;

• You must register and can do so by following the steps in the “Create Account” link;

• When you are registered and have logged in, you may access the Petroplex file by specifying AI Number 159541, Permit Number 2560-00292-00, and Activity Number PER20080001 in the fill-in-the-blank format;

• Once the file loads, you will see a chronological list. Select the file you wish to access by double-clicking the document ID in the second column.

At this point, the file will begin opening and you will have access to read, print or close and move to another file.