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. Louisiana has adopted the federal rules for hazardous waste generators, with several additions that make the state rules more stringent. The state's more-stringent rules apply to on-site storage rules, notifications, reports, and manifests, pretransport requirements, and generator fees.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Office of Environmental Compliance administers and enforces the rules for hazardous waste generators in Louisiana.
Louisiana follows the federal generator classifications of large quantity generator (LQG), small quantity generator (SQG), and conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG). Before 2001, the state had only two categories, LQG and SQG.
The state has more-stringent on-site storage rules. See the state sections ACCUMULATION TIME and HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE ...