Louisiana Hazardous Waste Disposal regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Louisiana Hazardous Waste Disposal: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste surface impoundment rules: Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) 33:V.2901 to 33:V.2919 and LAC 33:V.4447 to 33:V.4462 (interim status)

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Hazardous waste incineration rules: LAC 33:V.3101 to 33:V.3121 and LAC 33:V.4513 to 33:V.4522 (interim status)

Hazardous waste landfill rules: LAC 33:V.2501 to 33:V.2523 and LAC 33:V.4495 to 33:V.4512 (interim status)

Underground injection wells: LAC 33:V.305.D.1.b

Disposal prohibitions:

General prohibition: Louisiana Revised Statutes (LRS) 30:2193.E

Underground injection well disposal restrictions: LRS 30:2202.C, LAC 33:V.2271, and LAC 33:V.2273

Salt dome and sulfur mine disposal restrictions: LRS 30:2202.D

Ban on the disposal of imported hazardous waste: LRS 30:2190 and LRS 30:2191

Incinerator permit restriction: LRS 30:2192.C

Disposal permit application and facility fees: LAC 33:V.5101 to 33:V.5147

Regulatory Agency

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 has adopted the federal hazardous waste disposal rules for facilities and added more stringent disposal rules. The state prohibits the land disposal of hazardous waste. However, various state rules carve out exemptions from this prohibition. In addition, Louisiana requires a disposal facility permit application fee and an annual disposal facility maintenance fee.

For a review of the requirements for specific types of disposal facilities, see the state sections INCINERATION OF WASTES, LANDFILLS, SURFACE IMPOUNDMENTS, and UNDERGROUND INJECTION WELLS.

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