North Carolina Hazardous Waste Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

North Carolina Hazardous Waste Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste tank rules: 15A North Carolina Administrative Code (NCAC) 13A.0109(k) and 15A NCAC 13A.0110(j) (interim status)

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Organic air emissions rules: 15A NCAC 13A.0109(v) to 13A.0109(x) and 15A NCAC 13A.0110(s) to 13A.0110(u) (interim status)

Location standards: 15A NCAC 13A.0109(r)

Facility fees: General Statutes of North Carolina 130A-294.1(k) to 130A-294.1(o)

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 adopts by reference the federal hazardous waste tank requirements, including the organic air emissions standards. In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (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.

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 the state.


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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agency
Comparison: State vs. Federal