Governing Law and Regulations
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Division of Waste Management Hazardous Waste Section
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. EPA provides an exclusion (delisting) procedure, allowing persons to demonstrate that a specific waste from a particular generating facility should not be regulated as a hazardous waste. North Carolina has adopted by reference the federal rules for amending the lists of hazardous wastes (40 CFR 260.20 to 260.41). In 1994, North Carolina received authorization to delist wastes (59 Federal Register 56000, November 10, 1994) under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). North Carolina currently defers to EPA Region 4 on delisting decisions; however, the state may at some point act on its authority to delist wastes from the RCRA lists.
Contact DENR or see the national section DELISTING PETITIONS for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. While DENR administers and enforces the rules for delisting petitions in North Carolina, EPA Region 4 handles the rules on all delisting requests.