Governing Law and Regulations
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Environmental Compliance
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Louisiana's rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) include the federal rules and some more stringent state requirements. The state's rules cover annual reports, containers, contingency plan notification, corrective action, disposal prohibitions, facility location standards, disposal facility construction and design, groundwater standards, closure and post-closure standards, fees, financial assurance, facility security, personnel training, notification, and standards for receiving and monitoring incoming wastes.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Office of Environmental Compliance administers and enforces the hazardous waste TSDF requirements in Louisiana.
TSDF owners and operators in Louisiana must report annually on their hazardous waste activities. The state's annual reporting requirement is in addition to the ...