Louisiana Hazardous Waste Exports and Imports regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Louisiana Hazardous Waste Exports and Imports: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Exports: 40 CFR 262.83

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Notification of Intent to Export: Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) 33:V.1113(D)

Annual reports: LAC 33:V.1113(G)

Imports: 40 CFR 262.84

Notification of Intent to Import: LAC 33:V.1123

Regulatory Agencies

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

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Louisiana's requirements for exporting and importing hazardous waste to and from a foreign country are the same as the federal regulations with additional state requirements for submitting certain federal documents to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The federal hazardous waste export and import regulations were revised, effective December 31, 2016, and are in effect in all states as of that date. The DEQ will amend its regulations to mirror the revised federal provisions, which are more stringent than the ones they replaced. In the meantime, the federal regulations must be followed in the state. See the national section HAZARDOUS WASTE EXPORTS AND IMPORTS for detailed information.

Internationally, a number of countries have laws with restrictions on the import of hazardous substances and electronic equipment that contain certain hazardous chemicals. See the national sections CHEMICALS and ELECTRONICS for more information concerning these international directives.

Administration and enforcement. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers and enforces the foreign export and import rules in Louisiana. DEQ's Office of Environmental Compliance administers and enforces the additional state ...

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