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)

Tank management requirements for hazardous waste generators: 15A NCAC 13A.0107(a)

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 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 ...

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North Carolina Hazardous Waste Tanks Resources

Type Title
Checklists TSDF Tank System Inspection Form (EQP 5192)
Forms Daily Tank Inspection Log
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