Louisiana Financial Responsibility regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Louisiana Financial Responsibility: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) 33:V.3715

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Underground storage tanks (USTs): LAC 33:XI.1101 to 33:XI.1141

Solid waste:

Processors and disposal facilities: LAC 33:VII.1303 to 33:VII.1399

Waste tire facilities: LAC 33:VII.10525 and LAC VII.11103 Appendix B

Sewage sludge: LAC 33:IX.7301 and LAC 33:IX.7307

Regulatory Agency

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

DEQ Office of Management and Finance Financial Services Division

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Louisiana generally follows the federal financial responsibility requirements with additional state requirements for pesticide businesses; solid waste processors and disposal facilities; waste tire facilities; land application of sewage sludge; underground storage tanks (USTs); and hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). Since Louisiana rules for minimum financial responsibility for hazardous waste transporters predate stricter federal requirements, the federal requirements prevail.

See the national section FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for federal rule guidance.

The state has set up a UST trust fund to help owners and operators cover the costs of handling releases. The state also follows federal responsibility requirements for facilities that handle radioactive materials or equipment.

Administration and enforcement. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Office of Environmental Services administers and enforces the financial responsibility rules for TSDFs, USTs, and transporters in Louisiana. Insurance requirements for the land ...

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