Governing Law and Regulations
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Environmental Compliance Enforcement Division Hazardous Waste, Solid Waste, UST Enforcement Section
DEQ Office of Environmental Services Environmental Assistance Division
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 accumulation time standards that allow generators to store hazardous waste on-site for specific periods of time without a storage facility permit. See the national section ACCUMULATION TIME to review the specific time periods applicable to each class of generator.
The state's provisions for generators storing hazardous waste on-site without a permit are more stringent than the federal requirements. See the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE for detailed information.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Office of Environmental Compliance administers and enforces the generator accumulation time rules in Louisiana. DEQ's Office of Environmental Services provides assistance to the regulated environmental community.