Louisiana Hazardous Waste Treatment regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Louisiana Hazardous Waste Treatment: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Rules for hazardous waste treatment in tanks: Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) 33:V.1901 to 33:V.1921 and LAC 33:V.4431 to 33:V.4446 (interim status)

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Rules for hazardous waste treatment in containers: LAC 33:V.2101 to 33:V.2119 and LAC 33:V.4417 to 33:V.4430 (interim status)

Hazardous waste land treatment facility rules: LAC 33:V.2701 to 33:V.2723 and LAC 33:V.4477 to 33:V.4493 (interim status)

Hazardous waste surface impoundment rules: LAC 33:V.2901 to 33:V.2919 and LAC 33:V.4447 to LAC 33:V.4462 (interim status)

Hazardous waste incineration rules: LAC 33:V.3101 to LAC 33:V.3121 and LAC 33:V.4513 to LAC 33:V.4522 (interim status)

Thermal treatment rules: LAC 33:V.4523 to 33:V.4534 (interim-status facilities)

Treatment facilities:

Chemical, physical, and biological treatment rules: LAC 33:V.1521 (permitted facilities) and LAC 33:V.4535 to 33:V.4547 (interim-status facilities)

Generator on-site treatment: LAC 33:V.1013.C and LAC 33:V.1015.B

Regulatory Agency

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 ...

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