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Pollution Prevention Pays program: North Carolina General Statutes (N.C. Gen. Stat.) 113-8.01
North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service (DEACS)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. North Carolina does not have required pollution prevention (P2) rules. The Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service (DEACS) provides P2 assistance through the voluntary Environmental Stewardship Initiative (ESI).
• Administration and enforcement. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) administers the federal P2 rules in North Carolina.
The DEACS provides free assistance on services, including:
Recycling and waste reduction assistance;
Environmental technical and permit assistance;
Free on-site energy and water use audits;
Small business advocacy;
Facilitation of financing and tax credits for recycling businesses;
Coordination of exchange markets for reusable materials;
Express permitting coordination; and
Development of sustainability plans and environmental management systems (EMSs).
DEQ's ESI is a voluntary program designed to promote and encourage superior environmental performance in the regulated community. The program provides technical assistance and networking opportunities to stimulate the development and implementation of programs that use P2 and innovative approaches to meet and go beyond regulatory requirements. The program ...