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 no commercial landfills that accept hazardous waste. However, the state's hazardous waste program retains hazardous waste landfill regulations that follow the federal rules and has more stringent requirements in connection with general land disposal prohibition; disposal restrictions; design, construction, and operation standards; groundwater standards; and facility fees.
Owners and operators of solid (nonhazardous) waste landfills should refer to the state section Solid Waste to review Louisiana's solid waste landfill rules.
• Administration and enforcement. The Louisiana ...