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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's listed hazardous wastes are identical to the federal list. The federal listed hazardous wastes are reviewed in the national section LISTED WASTES.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides an exclusion (delisting) procedure, allowing persons to demonstrate that a listed waste from a particular generating facility should not be regulated as a hazardous waste. North Carolina has adopted by reference the federal rules for amending the lists of hazardous wastes (40 CFR 260.20 to 260.41). North Carolina is authorized to delist hazardous wastes under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). See the state section DELISTING PETITIONS for more information.
If a waste cannot be identified in one of the federal or state hazardous waste lists, it still might be hazardous because it exhibits one or more characteristics of hazardous waste—ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity. See the national sections CHARACTERISTIC WASTE and HAZWASTE DETERMINATION (CLASSIFICATION) for additional information on hazardous waste identification and classification.
• Administration and enforcement. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Division of Waste Management administers and enforces the listed hazardous waste requirements in North Carolina.