Governing Law and Regulations
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) has extensive regulations that establish permitting, generator, packaging, labeling, storage, and transportation requirements for the management of infectious waste, medical waste, and potentially infectious biomedical waste.
Hospital, medical, and infectious waste incinerators (HMIWIs) are regulated by the federal New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) for new HMIWIs. Existing HMIWIs must comply with state regulations consistent with the federal emissions guidelines, or, in the absence of such regulations, comply with the federal plan requirements for existing HMIWIs. See the state section INCINERATION OF WASTES for more information on hospital, medical, and infectious waste incineration.
• Administration and ...