Governing Law and Regulations
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Environmental Compliance Enforcement Division
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Louisiana has not only adopted the federal hazardous waste treatment rules, but also has added more stringent state rules covering chemical, physical, and biological treatment as well as permit application requirements and fees. As under the federal rules, Louisiana allows hazardous waste generators to treat hazardous waste on-site without a permit, provided the generator treats hazardous waste in accumulation units such as tanks or containers that are in full compliance with the state's ...