Louisiana Superfund regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Louisiana Superfund: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Inactive and abandoned hazardous waste site remediation: Louisiana Revised Statutes (LRS) 30:2271 to 30:2279 and regulations at Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) 33:VI.101 to 33:VI.803

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Site identification: LAC 33:VI.201 to 33:VI.205

Potentially responsible parties (PRPs): LAC 33:VI.401 to 33:VI.405

Remedial actions: LAC 33:VI.501 to 33:VI.523

Cost recovery: LAC 33:VI.601 to 33:VI.607

Hazardous Waste Sites Cleanup Fund (HWSCF): LRS 30:2205

Hazardous Waste Protection Fund: LRS 30:2198

Regulatory Agencies

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.

State Requirements


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 ...

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