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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 regulations for identifying and classifying hazardous waste, including subsequent amendments and editions of the Code of Federal Regulations. Consequently, the state has adopted the 2015 federal conditional exclusion from the definition of solid waste for hazardous waste secondary materials (effective at the federal level in July 2015) as well as the federal conditional exclusion from the definition of solid waste for cathode-ray tubes, the conditional exclusions from the definitions of solid and hazardous waste for solvent-contaminated wipes, and the hazardous waste exclusion for carbon dioxide streams in geological sequestration activities. See the national section HAZWASTE DETERMINATION (CLASSIFICATION) for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Division of Waste Management administers and enforces the hazardous waste identification and classification rules in North Carolina.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) "contained-in" policy is a flexible version of the mixture and derived-from rules created to apply to debris as well as environmental media (e.g., soil, groundwater, ...