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 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in the state as of July 20, 2020, which includes standards that allow small quantity generators (SQGs) and large quantity generators (LQGs) to treat hazardous waste on-site. As under the federal rules, Louisiana allows hazardous waste SQGs and LQGs to treat hazardous waste on-site without a permit, provided the generators treat hazardous waste in accumulation units such as tanks or containers that are in full compliance ...