North Carolina Containers regulations & environmental compliance analysis

North Carolina Containers: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Container management requirements: 15A North Carolina Administrative Code (NCAC) 13A.0109(j) and 15A NCAC 13A.0110(i) (interim status)

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Empty container standards: 15A NCAC 13A.0106(a)

Organic air emissions standards: 15A NCAC 13A.0109(v) to (x) and 15A NCAC 13A.0110(s) to (u) (interim status)

Container inspection records: 15A NCAC 13A.0109(c), 15A NCAC 13A.0109(j), 15A NCAC 13A.0110(b), 15A NCAC 13A.0110(i), 15A NCAC 13A.0107(c), and 15A NCAC 13A.0107(d)

Regulatory Agency

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

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. North Carolina adopts by reference the federal rules for hazardous waste containers, including the empty container requirements and the organic air emissions standards. The state has the additional requirement that generators, like treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), must keep a log of their container inspections.

North Carolina also requires owners and operators of permitted TSDFs using containers to pay several state permit and facility fees. The state's facility fees are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.

Administration and enforcement. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Division of Waste Management administers and enforces the hazardous waste container requirements in North Carolina.

State Requirements

CONTAINER INSPECTION RECORDS

15A NCAC 13A.0109(c), 15A NCAC 13A.0109(j), 15A NCAC 13A.0110(b), 15A NCAC 13A.0110(i), 15A NCAC 13A.0107(c), and 15A NCAC 13A.0107(d)

As under the federal rules, North Carolina requires weekly inspections of containers at permitted ...


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