Louisiana Containers regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Louisiana Containers: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Container management rules: Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) 33:V.2101 to 33:V.2119 and LAC 33:V.4417 to 33:V.4430 (interim status)

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Empty container standards: LAC 33:V.109

Organic air emissions standards: LAC 33:V.1701 to 33:V.1799; LAC 33:V.4549 to 33:V.4589, and LAC 33:V.4719 to 33:V.4739 (interim status)

Container stacking restriction: LAC 33:V.2109.B

Inspection records: LAC 33:V.2109.C

Regulatory Agency

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Louisiana follows the federal rules for hazardous waste containers, including the empty container rules and organic air emissions standards. In addition, the state has a container stacking restriction, inspection recordkeeping requirements, and fee requirements.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Office of Environmental Services administers and enforces the container requirements in Louisiana.

State Requirements


LAC 33:V.2109.B

All hazardous waste containers at permitted storage facilities must be stacked so that each container's identification label can be read from the storage area access aisle.

Note: This provision does not apply to interim-status facilities or to large quantity generators (LQGs) and small quantity generators (SQGs) accumulating hazardous waste in containers on-site without a permit (LAC 33:V.1109.E.1.a.i, LAC 33:V.1109.E.7.a, or LAC 33:V.4425).


LAC 33:V.2109.C

As under the federal rules, the areas where containers are stored must be inspected weekly. ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agency
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements