North Carolina Inspections: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Air: 15A North Carolina Administrative Code (NCAC) 02D.0542, 15A NCAC 02D.0925, 15A NCAC 02D.0927, 15A NCAC 02D.0943, 15A NCAC 02D.0945, 15A NCAC 02D.1414, 15A NCAC 02Q.0309, 15A NCAC 02Q.0508, and 15A NCAC 02Q.0519

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Hazardous waste: General Statutes of North Carolina (N.C. Gen. Stat.) 130A-295.02

Solid waste:

Permitted municipal solid waste landfill facilities (MSWLFs): 15A NCAC 13B.1604(b)(2)(J)

Lead-acid battery retailers: N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-309.73

Septage management: N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-291.1(h)), 15A NCAC 13B.0832(g), 15A NCAC 13B.0833, and 15A NCAC 13B.0839

Storage tanks:

Underground storage tanks (USTs): 15A NCAC 02N.0104 and 15A NCAC 02N.0902

Aboveground storage tanks (ASTs): 15A NCAC 13B.1680


Drinking water: 15A NCAC 18C.1106 and 15A NCAC 18C.1303

Underground injection control (UIC): 15A NCAC 02C.0211

Wastewater treatment: 15A NCAC 2H.0117

Workplace safety:

Agency inspections of workplaces N.C. Gen. Stat. 95-136

Hazardous materials motor carriers: N.C. Gen. Stat. 20-379 and N.C. Gen. Stat. 20-381

Regulatory Agencies

North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)

North Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS)

North Carolina Department of Labor (DOL)

Occupational Safety and Health Division

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. North Carolina has established self-inspection requirements under its air, storage tank, and drinking water regulations. State agencies are also permitted, and in some cases, required to conduct inspections under state environmental and hazardous materials ...

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