Governing Law and Regulations
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Environmental Compliance
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. In addition to complying with the federal biennial reporting rules, large quantity generators (LQGs) and owners and operators of treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) must submit an annual report to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
The annual reports submitted by LQGs and TSDF owners and operators fulfill the federal reporting requirements. DEQ compiles the information from its annual reports to complete the federal biennial reports, due to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Region 6 office by March 1 of every even-numbered year. The federal biennial report requirements and form are reviewed in the national section BIENNIAL REPORT.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Office of Environmental Compliance administers and enforces the state's annual and biennial report requirements in Louisiana.
STATE ANNUAL REPORT
State annual reporting form. Louisiana has its own annual report form, available from DEQ. The state annual report requests the same information as the federal biennial report form. LQG and TSDF annual reports are submitted on the state's version of the federal biennial report Form 8700-13A/B. ...