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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Antifreeze:

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

Electronics:

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 Remediation Division

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Louisiana follows the federal regulations for universal wastes and added regulation of antifreeze and electronics.

Administration and enforcement. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) 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

ANTIFREEZE

Definitions

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

Louisiana regulates antifreeze under the state universal waste rules (LAC 33:V.3801). "Antifreeze" is "an ethylene glycol-based mixture that lowers the freezing point of water and is used as an engine coolant" (LAC 33:V.3813).

To be managed under the universal waste rules, the antifreeze must be a waste as well ...


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