North Carolina Containers regulations & environmental compliance analysis

North Carolina Containers: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Container rules for hazardous waste generators: 15A North Carolina Administrative Code (NCAC) 13A.0107(a), 15A NCAC 13A.0107(c), and 15A NCAC 13A.0107(d)

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Container rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): 15A NCAC 13A.0109(j) and 15A NCAC 13A.0110(i) (interim status)

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

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

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

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 requirements for managing hazardous waste containers, which include empty container standards, organic air emissions standards, and standards applicable to owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). TSDFs that use hazardous waste containers for storage or treatment must comply with additional state requirements in connection with permits, fees, and facility location. These additional state standards are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.

North Carolina adopts by reference the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective on the federal level as of May 30, 2017, and effective in North Carolina as of March 1, 2018, which includes standards for generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site in containers. In addition, the ...

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