Louisiana PCB Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Louisiana PCB Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) waste disposal in landfills: Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) 33:VII.521, LAC 33:VII.711, and LAC 33:V.2503

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Type II solid waste landfills: LAC 33:VII.521 and LAC 33:VII.711

Hazardous waste landfills: LAC 33:V.2503.K

PCB storage: LAC 33:V.2205

Wastewater discharges: LAC 33:IX.5727

Used oil management: LAC 33:V.4003

Regulatory Agencies

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

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The use and disposal of PCBs in Louisiana is regulated under the federal rules at 40 CFR 761, in accordance with Section 6(e) of the Toxic Substances Control Act, as described in the national section PCB MANAGEMENT. The state has some additional rules that govern PCB disposal in landfills and water quality monitoring for PCBs.

Administration and enforcement. EPA Region 6 administers and enforces the regulations for PCB disposal and storage in Louisiana. DEQ administers and enforces state water quality and hazardous waste rules as they pertain to PCBs.

State Requirements


Type II Solid Waste Landfills

LAC 33:VII.521 and LAC 33:VII.711

The receipt of hazardous waste and PCB waste are strictly prohibited in certain landfills. Permit holders of Type II landfills must implement a program of random inspections of incoming loads to detect and prevent the disposal of hazardous waste and PCB waste and must keep records for these inspections. All personnel involved in waste handling at the facility must be adequately ...

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