North Carolina Underground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

North Carolina Underground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Applicability: 15A North Carolina Administrative Code (NCAC) 02N.0201 and 15A NCAC 02N.1003

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Hazardous substance USTs: 15A NCAC 02N.0503

Notification requirements: 15A NCAC 2N.0303

Installation requirements: 15A NCAC 02N.0301

Operation and maintenance requirements:

Facility diagrams: 15A NCAC 2N.0104

Operating permits: North Carolina General Statutes (N.C. Gen. Stat.) 143-215.94U and N.C. Gen. Stat. 143-215.94C

Delivery prohibition: N.C. Gen. Stat. 143-215.94U(c)

Secondary containment: 15A NCAC 2N.0301, 15A NCAC 2N.0304, and 15A NCAC 2N.0901

Leak detection: 15A NCAC 02N.0304

Release detection: 15A NCAC 02N.0504

Inspections and testing: 15A NCAC 02N.0404 and 15A NCAC 02N.0407

Reporting and recordkeeping: 15A NCAC 2N.0405

Operator training: N.C. Gen. Stat. 143-215.94NN to 143-215.94TT

Closure and changes-in-service: 15A NCAC 2N.0801 to 2N.0805


Release investigation and reporting: 15A NCAC 02N.0601 to 15A NCAC 02N.0604

Corrective action: 15A NCAC 2L.0400 and 15A NCAC 2N.0701 to 15A NCAC 2N.0707

Financial responsibility: 15A NCAC 02O.0101 to 02O.0504 and 15A NCAC 02P.0101 to 15A NCAC 02P.0408

Trust funds:

Commercial UST Fund: N.C. Gen. Stat. 143-215.94A to 143-215.94Z and 15A NCAC 02P.0100 to 02P.0408

North Carolina Residential Property Disclosure Act: N.C. Gen. Stat. 47E-4

Regulatory Agency

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Waste Management (DWM) UST Section

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. North Carolina follows the federal requirements for underground storage tanks (USTs) as revised in 2015. These regulations include requirements for secondary containment, spill and overfill control, release ...

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North Carolina Underground Storage Tanks Resources

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