Governing Law and Regulations
Hazardous materials transporter requirements: General Statutes of North Carolina (N.C. Gen. Stat.) 20-376 and N.C. Gen. Stat. 20-381
Hazardous chemicals: Toxic Substances Control Act, 15 USC 2611 to 2612 and regulations at 19 CFR 12.118 to 12.127
Phosphates: N.C. Gen. Stat. 143-214.4
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety (DCCPS) State Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Enforcement Section
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
U.S. Customs Service
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. North Carolina follows the federal requirements for importing and exporting chemicals. The state has no additional requirements.
North Carolina has adopted the federal hazardous materials regulations and the federal motor carrier safety regulation. See the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS for more information.
Internationally, a number of countries have developed or are developing laws with restrictions on the import of hazardous substances and electronic equipment that contains certain hazardous chemicals. See the national sections EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE and IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF CHEMICALS for more information concerning these international directives. In addition, a growing number of states are regulating how products that contain certain hazardous chemicals being imported into their states must be labeled.
Certain states have implemented legislation banning specific products containing mercury ...