Louisiana Hazardous Waste Determination regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Louisiana Hazardous Waste Determination: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Identification and classification of hazardous waste: Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) 33:V.105, LAC 33:V.106, LAC 33:V.109, and LAC 33:V.4901 to 33:V.4999

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Definitions of solid waste and hazardous waste: LAC 33:V.109

Solid waste exclusions: LAC 33:V.105.D.1

Hazardous waste exclusions LAC 33:V.105.D.2 and LAC 33:V.4909 to 33:V.4915

Listed hazardous wastes: LAC 33:V.4901 to 33:V.4907

Characteristic hazardous wastes: LAC 33.V.4903

Petitions, variances, and nonwaste determinations: LAC 33:V.105 and LAC 33:V.4999 Appendix E

Additional hazardous waste classification: LAC 33:V.105.B, LAC 33:V.109, LAC 33:V.4901, and LAC 33:V.4903

Contained-in policy: LAC 33:V.109, LAC 33:V.105.P and LAC 33:V.106

Regulatory Agency

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Environmental Compliance

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Louisiana follows the federal regulations for identifying and classifying hazardous waste, including the conditional exclusion from the definition of solid waste for cathode-ray tubes, the conditional exclusions from the definitions of solid waste and hazardous waste for solvent-contaminated wipes, and the 2015 exclusion from the definition of solid waste for recycling of certain hazardous secondary materials. In addition, Louisiana further classifies listed hazardous waste and characteristic waste into two categories. The state’s requirements for petitions, variances, and nonwaste determination follow the federal rules.

Administration and enforcement. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Office of Environmental Compliance administers and enforces the hazardous waste ...


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