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 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective on the federal level as of May 30, 2017, and effective in North Carolina as of March 1, 2018. The state's more stringent rules apply to inspection records, aisle space for small quantity generators (SQGs) and large quantity generators (LQGs), annual fees, and waste minimization reports.
• Administration and enforcement. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Division of Waste Management administers and enforces the state's hazardous waste generator rules.
15A NCAC 13A.0107(d)
In addition to the federal recordkeeping requirements, North Carolina requires generators to maintain records and results of inspections for at least 3 years from the date of the inspection. These records would be in connection with a generator's inspection of the units used to accumulate hazardous waste on-site in compliance with the accumulation time rules of 40 CFR 262.16 and 40 CFR 262.17. See the state sections ACCUMULATION TIME and HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE to review the ...