North Carolina Hazardous Waste Determination regulations & environmental compliance analysis

North Carolina Hazardous Waste Determination: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste determination and recordkeeping: 15A North Carolina Administrative Code (NCAC) 13A.0107(a)

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Contained-in policy: 15A NCAC 13A.0106(a)

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 regulations for identifying and classifying hazardous waste, including subsequent amendments and editions of the Code of Federal Regulations. Consequently, the federal exclusions from a waste being defined as a hazardous or solid waste also apply in North Carolina. For example, the conditional exclusion from the definition of solid waste for hazardous waste secondary materials 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 are all in effect in the state. See the national section HAZARDOUS WASTE DETERMINATION for more information.

In addition, North Carolina has adopted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (Rule), effective in North Carolina as of March 1, 2018. North Carolina follows the federal requirements for making hazardous waste determinations, including the Rule's requirement that a hazardous waste determination for each solid waste be made at the point of waste generation, before any dilution, mixing, or other alteration of the waste occurs, and ...


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