Louisiana Used Oil Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Louisiana Used Oil Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Used oil management rules: Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) 33:V.4001 to 33:V.4093

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Approval for transfer facilities: LAC 33:V.4035

Used oil reuse/recycle manifest: LAC 33:V.4037, LAC 33:V.4053, LAC 33:V.4071, and LAC 33:V.4085

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 follows the federal used oil management standards and adds state requirements concerning a special used oil manifest and approval for transfer facilities before commencing operation. As a result, the state's used oil requirements are more stringent than their federal counterparts.

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

State Requirements


LAC 33:V.4035

A used oil transfer facility cannot commence operations until it has received approval from DEQ.


LAC 33:V.4037, LAC 33:V.4053, LAC 33:V.4071, and LAC 33:V.4085

As under the federal rules, used oil handlers (generators, transporters, processors/rerefiners, marketers, and burners of off-specification used oil) are required to keep a record of each shipment of used oil accepted or shipped by their facility. For handlers in Louisiana other than marketers, ...

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