Louisiana Landfills regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Louisiana Landfills: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste landfill management requirements: Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) 33:V.2501 to 33:V.2523 and LAC 33:V.4495 to 33:V.4512 (interim status)

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Solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill rules: LAC 33:VII.101et seq.

Hazardous waste land disposal prohibition: Louisiana Revised Statutes (LRS) 30:2193.E.1

Disposal restrictions: LAC 33:V.2503.K.2

Design construction and operation:

Liner design and construction standards: LAC 33:V.2503.A

Liner installation inspection: LAC 33:V.2507.A

Leachate collection system standards: LAC 33:V.2503.L.4

Run-on control systems: LAC 33:V.2503.D

Gas collection and control system standards: LAC 33:V.2503.I

Accumulated water: LAC 33:V.2503.J

Hazardous waste groundwater standards: LAC 33:V.3305, LAC 33:V.1529.D, and LAC 33:V.4375.A.2

Facility fees:

Annual inspection and monitoring fee: LAC 33:V.5143

Regulatory Agency

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Environmental Compliance

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Louisiana has no commercial landfills that accept hazardous waste. However, the state's hazardous waste program retains hazardous waste landfill regulations that follow the federal rules and has more stringent requirements in connection with general land disposal prohibition; disposal restrictions; design, construction, and operation standards; groundwater standards; and facility fees.

Owners and operators of solid (nonhazardous) waste landfills should refer to the state section Solid Waste to review Louisiana's solid waste landfill rules.

Administration and enforcement. The Louisiana ...

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