Louisiana Land Treatment regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Louisiana Land Treatment: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Land treatment facility rules: Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) 33:V.2701 to 33:V.2723 and LAC 33:V.4477 to 33:V.4493 (interim status)

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Crop growth restriction: LAC 33:V.2709

Soil quality and facility location: LAC 33:V.2703

Recordkeeping: LAC 33:V.2713

Groundwater monitoring and protection standards: LAC 33:V.2703.J(7), LAC 33:V.3305, LAC 33:V.1529.D, and LAC 33:V.4375.A.2

Treatment facility fees: LAC 33:V.5101 to 33:V.5145

Regulatory Agency

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Environmental Compliance Enforcement Division Hazardous Waste, Solid Waste, UST Enforcement Section

DEQ Office of Environmental Services Environmental Assistance 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 adopted the federal land treatment facility rules and has added more stringent food-chain crop growth restrictions, soil quality criteria, facility location, recordkeeping, groundwater standards, and fee requirements.

Note: Louisiana's hazardous waste land treatment rules use the term "land farm" interchangeably with "land treatment facility." The federal rules do not use this term.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Office of Environmental Compliance administers and enforces the land treatment facility and land farm requirements in Louisiana. DEQ's Office of Environmental Services provides assistance to the regulated environmental community.

State Requirements


LAC 33:V.2709

Louisiana prohibits land treatment facilities to be used for growing food-chain crops, produce, grasses, or hay for either human or ...

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