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 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.
• Administration ...