Louisiana Universal Wastes regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Louisiana Universal Wastes: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Universal waste rules: Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) 33:V.3801 to 33:V.3883

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Definitions: LAC 33:V.3801, LAC 33:V.3811, and LAC 33:V.3813

Management: LAC 33:V.3821.E, LAC 33:V.3829, LAC 33:V.3823.A.8, LAC 33:V.3843.E, LAC 33:V.3851, and LAC 33:V.3845.A.8

Mercury-containing equipment (MCE):

Definitions: LAC 33:V.3801, LAC 33:V.3807, and LAC 33:V.3813

Management: LAC 33:V.3821.C, LAC 33:V.3829, LAC 33:V.3823.A.4, LAC 33:V.3843.C, LAC 33:V.3851, and LAC 33:V.3845.A.4


Definitions: LAC 33:V.109, LAC 33:V.3801, LAC 33:V.3810, and LAC 33:V.3813

Management: LAC 33:V.3821.E, LAC 33:V.3829, LAC 33:V.3823.A.7, LAC 33:V.3843.E, LAC 33:V.3851, and LAC 33:V.3845.A.7

Regulatory Agency

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Environmental Compliance Enforcement Division Hazardous Waste, Solid Waste, UST Enforcement Section

DEQ Office of Environmental Services Environmental Assistance Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Louisiana has adopted the federal regulations for universal wastes and added regulation of antifreeze and electronics. Although the state's universal waste regulations for mercury-containing equipment (MCE) generally parallel the federal MCE provisions, there are some variations.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Office of Environmental Compliance administers and enforces the universal waste rules in Louisiana. DEQ's Office of Environmental Services provides assistance to the regulated environmental community.

State Requirements



LAC 33:V.3801, LAC 33:V.3811, and LAC 33:V.3813

Louisiana regulates "antifreeze" under the state universal waste rules (

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agency
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements