North Carolina Fugitive Emissions regulations & environmental compliance analysis

North Carolina Fugitive Emissions: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Fugitive particulate matter emissions:

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General Requirements: 15A North Carolina Administrative Code (NCAC) 2D.0540, 15A NCAC 2D.0506, and 15A NCAC 2D.0509 to 2D.0511

Abrasive blasting: 15A NCAC 2D.0541

Cotton ginning operations: 15A NCAC 2D.0542

Visible emissions:

Source manufacture date: 15A NCAC 2D.0521

Hot-mix asphalt plants: 15A NCAC 2D.0506

Municipal waste combustors (MWCs): 15A NCAC 2D.1205

Fugitive volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions:

Synthetic organic chemical and polymer production: 15A NCAC 2D.0943

Synthesized pharmaceutical products: 15A NCAC 2D.0947

Thread bond manufacturing: 15A NCAC 2D.0955

Petroleum dry cleaning: 15A NCAC 2D.0945

Odor: 15A NCAC 2D.1801 to 2D.1807

General odor requirements: 15A NCAC 2D.1806

Maximum feasible controls: 15A NCAC 2D.1807

Feed ingredient manufacturing: 15A NCAC 2D.0539

Animal operations: 15A NCAC 2D.1802 to 2D.1804

Regulatory Agencies

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (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. North Carolina has adopted the federal new source performance standards and the national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants, which contain source-specific standards for the control of fugitive emissions. In addition, DENR has developed its own regulations for the control of fugitive particulate matter emissions, fugitive VOC emissions, visible emissions, and odorous emissions.

Administration and enforcement. DENR's Division of Air Quality administers and enforces North ...


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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements

North Carolina Fugitive Emissions Resources

Type Title
Forms Visible Emissions Observation Form (SFN-8441)
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