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North Carolina Hazardous Waste Determination: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations
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North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Waste Management Hazardous Waste Section

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. North Carolina adopts by reference the federal regulations for identifying and classifying hazardous waste, including subsequent amendments and editions of the Code of Federal Regulations. Consequently, the state has adopted the 2015 federal conditional exclusion from the definition of solid waste for hazardous waste secondary materials (effective at the federal level in July 2015) as well as the federal conditional exclusion from the definition of solid waste for cathode-ray tubes, the conditional exclusions from the definitions of solid and hazardous waste for solvent-contaminated wipes, and the hazardous waste exclusion for carbon dioxide streams in geological sequestration activities. See the national section HAZWASTE DETERMINATION (CLASSIFICATION) for more information.

See the national sections CHARACTERISTIC WASTE and LISTED WASTES to review the hazardous wastes regulated in North Carolina.

Administration and enforcement. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Division of Waste Management administers and enforces the hazardous waste identification and classification rules in North Carolina.

State Requirements

CONTAINED-IN POLICY

15A NCAC 13A.0106

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) "contained-in" policy is a flexible version of the mixture and derived-from rules created to apply to debris as well as environmental media (e.g., soil, groundwater, ...


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