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

STACKING RESTRICTION

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).

INSPECTION RECORDS

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