Louisiana Chemicals regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Louisiana Chemicals: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste imports and exports: Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) 33:V.10503 and LAC 33:V.10903

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Louisiana Mercury Risk Reduction Act, Louisiana Revised Statutes (LRS) 30:2571 to 30:2588

Mercury fever thermometers: LRS 30:2575

Mercury-measuring devices: LRS 30:2575

Mercury-added novelties: LRS 30:2575

Notification: LRS 30:2574

Regulatory Agencies

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Correction (DPS)

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Louisiana does not have any additional requirements for imports and exports of hazardous chemicals. Louisiana has adopted the federal hazardous materials transportation regulations. Louisiana has additional reporting requirements under certain emergency conditions. See the national sections HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS and IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF CHEMICALS for a summary of federal requirements. In addition, a security plan may be required by hazardous materials transporters. The plan must include an assessment of possible transportation security risks for hazmat shipments. See the national section SECURITY for more information.

Internationally, a number of countries have developed or are developing laws with restrictions on the import of hazardous substances and electronic equipment that contain certain hazardous chemicals. See the national sections IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF CHEMICALS and EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE for more information concerning these international ...


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