Governing Law and Regulations
Stratospheric ozone protection: 42 USC 7671 to 7671q (Clean Air Act, Title VI) and 40 CFR 82
Product bans: General Statutes of North Carolina (N.C. Gen. Stat.) 130A-309.10(b)
Discarded white goods: N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-309.80 to 130A-309.87
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. North Carolina bans products in packaging made with chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and has rules for the management of white goods, which often contain CFC refrigerants.
The federal rules for the management of CFCs, hydrochlorofluorocarbons, and other ozone-depleting substances are effective in North Carolina, although the state has not incorporated the rules into its own regulations. See the national section CFC MANAGEMENT for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA administers and enforces the CFC management requirements in North Carolina. DENR oversees the rules governing product bans and the management of discarded white goods.
N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-309.10(b)
North Carolina prohibits the distribution or sale of any product packaged in a container or packing material made with CFCs.
DISCARDED WHITE GOODS
N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-309.81
White goods are large domestic or commercial appliances such as refrigerators, ranges, water heaters, freezers, unit air conditioners, washing machines, and clothes dryers. In North Carolina white goods may not be disposed of in landfills, incinerators, or waste-to-energy ...