Governing Law and Regulations
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Environmental Assessment Remediation Services Division
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Louisiana follows the federal corrective action requirements for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste units at treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), as well as the rules, revised by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency in 2002, for CAMUs, TUs, and staging piles. The state's adoption of the 2002 CAMU rules includes the less stringent federal provision at 40 CFR 264.555 regarding placement of CAMU-eligible wastes in off-site hazardous waste landfills. See the national section CORRECTIVE ACTION to review the federal rules for CAMUs, TUs, and staging piles. Louisiana also has a corrective action fee and annual review requirements that are in addition to the federal rules.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Office of Environmental Assessment administers and enforces the corrective action ...