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North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Waste Management Hazardous Waste Section
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides an exclusion (delisting) procedure, allowing persons to demonstrate that a specific waste from a particular generating facility should not be regulated as a hazardous waste. North Carolina adopts by reference the federal rules for preparing and submitting delisting petitions. North Carolina is authorized to delist hazardous wastes under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
• Administration and enforcement. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Division of Waste Management administers and enforces the rules for delisting petitions in North Carolina and decides whether to grant delisting requests.