Governing Law and Regulations
General: General Statutes of North Carolina (N.C. Gen. Stat.) 132-1.2 and N.C. Gen. Stat. 132-6
Occupational Safety and Health Act of North Carolina, OSHA: N.C. Gen. Stat. 95-152
Definitions: Trade Secrets Protection Act, N.C. Gen. Stat. 66-152(3); Hazardous Chemicals Right to Know Act, N.C. Gen. Stat. 95-174(m)
Community right to know: N.C. Gen. Stat. 95-208
Exceptions: N.C. Gen. Stat. 95-197 and N.C. Gen. Stat. 95-198
Solid and hazardous waste: N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-304
Water pollution control: 15A North Carolina Administrative Code (NCAC) 2H.0115 and N.C. Gen. Stat. 143-215.19
Effluent and emission data: N.C. Gen. Stat. 143-215.3C
Oil spills: Oil Pollution and Hazardous Substances Control Act, N.C. Gen. Stat. 143-215.80
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
North Carolina Department of Labor (DOL)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. North Carolina generally follows federal environmental laws that protect trade secrets and confidential business information. North Carolina considers certain information confidential when submitted to the DENR or the DOL as a condition of a permit or regulation. Contact the specific department to which information is submitted to see if there are specific procedures that have to be followed for maintaining confidentiality. Also see the national sections AUDITS, COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW, HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD, PESTICIDES, and TRADE SECRETS for federal trade secret requirements.
• Administration and enforcement. The DENR is responsible for the administration and ...