Governing Law and Regulations
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Environmental Compliance Remediation Division
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Louisiana has adopted the federal rules for hazardous waste generators, with several additions that make the state rules more stringent. The state's more-stringent rules apply to on-site storage rules, notifications, reports, and manifests, pretransport requirements, and generator fees.
• Administration and enforcement. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Office of Environmental Compliance administers and enforces the rules for hazardous waste generators in Louisiana.