Governing Law and Regulations
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.
CROP GROWTH RESTRICTION
Louisiana prohibits land treatment facilities to be used for growing food-chain crops, produce, grasses, or hay for either human or ...