North Carolina Hazardous Waste Disposal regulations & environmental compliance analysis

North Carolina Hazardous Waste Disposal: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment facility permit rules: 15A North Carolina Administrative Code (NCAC) 13A.0113, General Statutes of North Carolina (N.C. Gen. Stat.) 130A-295 to 130A-295.02, and N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-295.04

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Hazardous waste disposal facility rules: 15A NCAC 13A.0109 and 15A NCAC 13A.0110 (interim status)

Long-term storage facilities: 15A NCAC 13A.0109(p), 15A NCAC 13A.0109(r)(2)(C), 15A NCAC 13A.0109(r)(4), and 15A NCAC 13A.0102(d)(4)

Land disposal restrictions/land ban rules: 15A NCAC 13A.0112

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 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.

State Requirements


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.


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