North Carolina Hazardous Waste Treatment regulations & environmental compliance analysis

North Carolina Hazardous Waste Treatment: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment 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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Treatment facility rules: 15A NCAC 13A.0109 and 15A NCAC 13A.0110 (interim status)

Treatment facility fees: N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-294.1(k) to 130A-294.1(o)

Thermal treatment interim-status facility rules: 15A NCAC 13A.0110(p)

Biological, physical, and chemical treatment interim-status facility rules: 15A NCAC 13A.0110(q)

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 has adopted the federal hazardous waste treatment rules with several important, more stringent additions. The state's more stringent hazardous waste treatment rules apply to:

—Surface impoundments

—Hazardous waste treatment facility location standards

—Facility fees

—Generator on-site treatment

Administration and enforcement. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Division of Waste Management administers and enforces the hazardous waste treatment rules in North Carolina.

State Requirements

TREATMENT FACILITY PERMITS

The state has additional permit application requirements for treatment facilities, including those in connection with location standards, surface water protection, and several statements that must be included in the permit. See the state section TSDF PERMITS to review these standards.

TREATMENT FACILITY FEES

Unlike the federal rules, North Carolina regulations require hazardous waste treatment ...


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North Carolina Hazardous Waste Treatment Resources

Type Title
Forms Treatment and Storage Facility Inspection Form
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