Governing Law and Regulations
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 has adopted the federal regulations for hazardous waste transporters and transfer facilities. The state has additional requirements for transporters to resolve discrepancies concerning manifests. Hazardous waste transporters must pay an annual fee. Transfer facilities must be registered with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and obtain an identification (ID) number.
• Administration and enforcement DEQ's Division of Waste Management administers and enforces the rules for hazardous waste transporters in North Carolina.
HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS
15A NCAC 13A.0108(c)
North Carolina follows the federal rules for transporting hazardous wastes and provides additional guidance for resolving discrepancies with hazardous waste manifests. Upon discovering a significant manifest discrepancy, the transporter must attempt to reconcile the discrepancy with the waste generator (e.g., with telephone conversations). If the discrepancy is not resolved within 15 days after receiving the waste, the transporter must, on the 16th day, submit a letter to the DEQ describing the discrepancy and attempts to reconcile it. A ...