North Carolina Hazardous Waste Storage regulations & environmental compliance analysis

North Carolina Hazardous Waste Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

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

Permitted facilities:

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

Storage facility fees: N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-294.1(k) to 130A-294.1(o)

Generator on-site storage rule: 15A NCAC 13A.0107(a), 15A NCAC 13A.0107(c), and 15A NCAC 13A.0107(d)

Aisle space: 15A NCAC 13A.0107(a) and 15A NCAC 13A.0107(i)

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 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.

For more information, see the national section HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE and the state section ACCUMULATION TIME.

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