North Carolina Leak Detection regulations & environmental compliance analysis

North Carolina Leak Detection: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations


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Hazardous waste landfill and surface impoundment rules: 15A North Carolina Administrative Code (NCAC) 13A.0109(o), 15A NCAC 13A.0110(n), 15A NCAC 13A.0109(l), and 15A NCAC 13A.0110(k)

Solid waste transporters: 15A NCAC 13B.0105

Storage tanks:

Aboveground storage tanks (ASTs): 15A NCAC 13B.1680

Underground storage tanks (USTs): 15A NCAC 02N.0504

Regulatory Agency

North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. North Carolina generally adopts federal leak detection requirements with additional pollution control rules that apply to leak detection for hazardous waste landfills and surface impoundments, solid waste transporters, and aboveground and underground storage tanks. See the national section LEAK DETECTION for a review of general and federal leak detection requirements.

North Carolina has adopted the federal hazardous waste tank and container requirements, including requirements for a secondary containment. In addition, to ensure that hazardous waste stored in tanks does not contribute to air pollution, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires hazardous waste storage tanks to have airtight coverings and vapor control devices. See the national sections CONTAINERS and HAZWASTE STORAGE AND TREATMENT TANKS for additional information.

Administration and enforcement. Various DENR Divisions enforce the leak detection rules in North Carolina.

State Requirements


Hazardous Waste Landfills and Surface Impoundments

15A NCAC 13A.0109(o), 15A NCAC 13A.0110(n), 15A NCAC ...

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