North Carolina Hazardous Waste Exports and Imports regulations & environmental compliance analysis

North Carolina Hazardous Waste Exports and Imports: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Exports: 15A North Carolina Administrative Code (NCAC) 13A.0107(e)

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Imports: 15A NCAC 13A.0107(f)

Hazardous waste transporter requirements: 15A NCAC 13A.0108

Manifests: 15A NCAC 13A.0108(c) and 15A NCAC 13A.0108(d)

Fee: North Carolina General Statutes (N.C. Gen. Stat.) 130A-294.1(j)

Regulatory Agencies

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Waste Management Hazardous Waste Section

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. North Carolina adopts by reference the federal rules for exporting and importing hazardous waste to and from a foreign country. All hazardous waste exporters must send copies of annual and exception reports to both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

North Carolina follows the federal regulations for hazardous waste transporters. See the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS for more information.

Required by both the U.S. Department of Transportation and the EPA, the manifest is the shipping document that travels with hazardous waste from the point of generation. Waste handlers in North Carolina should go to the national section MANIFESTS for guidance on how to prepare the manifest form and how to deal with related manifest issues such as manifest discrepancies and rejected shipments. In addition, and unlike the federal rules, North Carolina requires the hazardous waste transporter to attempt to reconcile any significant manifest discrepancy. See the state section MANIFESTS for more information.

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