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's rules for identifying characteristic hazardous waste are the same as the federal rules. The state refers to characteristic hazardous wastes as Category II hazardous wastes. (Listed hazardous wastes are called "Category I wastes" in Louisiana.) See the state section HAZWASTE DETERMINATION (CLASSIFICATION) for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Office of Environmental Compliance administers and enforces the rules for characteristic hazardous waste in Louisiana.