Governing Law and Regulations
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Environmental Compliance Enforcement Division Hazardous Waste, Solid Waste, UST Enforcement Section
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Louisiana has adopted the federal hazardous waste tank requirements, including the federal air emissions standards. The state has adopted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Louisiana as of July 20, 2020, which includes standards for generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site in tanks. The state has its own specific requirements for secondary containment systems and prompt notification in the event of a release from the tank system. In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities that use tanks for storage or treatment of hazardous waste must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay several state permit and facility fees.
• Administration and enforcement. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Office of ...