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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 adopts by reference the federal hazardous waste tank requirements, including the organic air emissions standards applicable to owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). In addition, owners and operators of TSDFs that use hazardous waste tanks for storage or treatment must comply with additional permit requirements, including facility fees and location standards. The state's more stringent permit standards and fees are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.
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, which includes standards for generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site in tanks.
• Administration and enforcement. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Division of Waste Management administers and enforces the hazardous waste tank rules in ...