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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 for on-site storage by generators and adds several more stringent requirements. The state's more stringent hazardous waste storage rules apply to surface impoundments, hazardous waste storage facility location standards, long-term storage facilities, facility fees, and generator inspection records.
The state follows the federal rules for generators storing hazardous waste on-site, with an additional provision concerning inspection records. For more information, see the national section HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE and the state section ACCUMULATION TIME.
• Administration and enforcement. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Division of Waste Management administers and enforces the hazardous waste storage rules in North Carolina.