Governing Law and Regulations
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 hazardous waste disposal rules and added several more stringent rules in connection with disposal facility permits and fees, long-term storage facilities, and surface impoundments.
• Administration and enforcement. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Division of Waste Management administers and enforces the hazardous waste disposal rules in North Carolina.
DISPOSAL FACILITY PERMITS AND FEES
North Carolina's permit requirements for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) include the federal standards plus the state's additional rules concerning a permit application fee, various waste management fees, additional permit application information, a resident inspector program, long-term storage facilities, and facility siting requirements. Refer to the state sections TSDF PERMITS and TSDF RESPONSIBILITIES for further information on these rules and fees.
LONG-TERM STORAGE FACILITIES