Governing Law and Regulations
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Environmental Compliance Underground Storage Tanks and Remediation Division
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. Louisiana has its own inactive and abandoned hazardous waste site remediation law that is similar in almost all respects to the federal Superfund law. Louisiana's rules are in addition to the federal Superfund requirements.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Underground Storage Tank and Remediation Division administers and enforces the state hazardous waste cleanup fund and projects funded through EPA's Superfund program.
Louisiana's inactive and abandoned hazardous waste site remediation regulations apply to sites that have been contaminated by any amount of hazardous substances or hazardous materials that pose a threat to human health or the environment. The state program also authorizes the DEQ to take remedial action on noncontaminated sites that present an imminent danger to health or the ...