La. Code Civ. Proc. art. 1552

Current with effective changes from the 2021 Legislative Session
Section 1552 - Environmental management orders

Upon the request of any party in any civil action alleging environmental damage pursuant to R.S. 30:29, or the Department of Natural Resources, office of conservation, the court shall direct the attorneys for the parties to appear before the court to develop an environmental management order. The environmental management order shall authorize all parties to access the property allegedly impacted to perform inspections and environmental testing. The order shall require that all test results be submitted to all parties and the Department of Natural Resources, office of conservation, within thirty days of receipt thereof. Failure by a party to provide the results of testing to the other parties shall preclude that party from admitting those results into evidence in the civil action. The environmental management order shall include reasonable terms for all of the following:

(1) Access to the property.
(2) Investigation and environmental testing.
(3) Sampling and testing protocols.
(4) Specific time frames within which to conduct such testing and sampling.

La. C.P. § 1552

Acts 2012, No. 754, §1.