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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 follows the federal hazardous waste storage rules for permitted storage facilities and adds several more stringent requirements in connection with surface impoundments, hazardous waste storage facility location standards, long-term storage facilities, and facility fees.
In addition, the state follows the federal requirements for generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site without a permit through its adoption of 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. To these federal requirements, the state adds requirements concerning inspection records and aisle space.