Governing Law and Regulations
North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Waste Management
DEQ Division of Air Quality
Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency
Forsyth County Environmental Affairs Department
Mecklenburg County Department of Environmental Protection
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. In North Carolina, the installation and operation of various boilers and industrial furnaces typically require an air quality construction and operation permit, which identifies the applicable requirements. North Carolina has incorporated by reference the federal New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for industrial/commercial/institutional boilers; the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for industrial, ...