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 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, and 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.
TREATMENT FACILITY PERMITS AND FEES
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.
Unlike the federal rules, North Carolina regulations require hazardous waste treatment facility owners and operators to pay a permit application fee, an ...