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(c) and 15A NCAC 13A.0107(d)

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 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.

State Requirements

PERMITTED STORAGE FACILITIES

Surface Impoundments

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