Louisiana Closure/Post-Closure Plans: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) closure rules: Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) 33:V.3501 to 33:V.3517

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TSDF post-closure rules: LAC 33:V.3519 to 33:V.3527

Closure notification: LAC 33:V.3503

Monitoring well closure and borehole sealing: LAC 33:V.3323


Transfer of ownership: LAC 33:V.3519

Facility-specific rules:

Hazardous waste landfill rules: LAC 33:V.2521.C

Surface impoundment rules: LAC 33:V.2911.E

Regulatory Agency

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Environmental Services Enforcement Division

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Louisiana's closure requirements for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) follow the federal closure requirements and the state's additional notification requirements and monitoring well closure standards. Louisiana's post-closure requirements for TSDFs include the federal requirements and the state's unique post-closure transfer-of-ownership rule.

In addition to complying with the general closure and post-closure standards, owners or operators of the various types of TSDFs have to meet closure and post-closure standards specific to their facility types. Louisiana follows the federal rules specific to facilities using containers, hazardous waste storage tanks, and land treatment units, but requires both hazardous waste landfills and surface impoundments to report any leaks that occur in the leak detection system during the post-closure period.

Administration and enforcement. The Louisiana Department of Environmental ...

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