Governing Law and Regulations
North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Waste Management
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. North Carolina follows the federal polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) disposal and storage rules, with an additional facility siting restriction. Disposal of PCBs are prohibited in solid waste landfills. See the national section PCB MANAGEMENT for a summary of the federal requirements.
• Administration and enforcement. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 office enforces the federal rules for disposal and storage of PCBs in North Carolina, and the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Division of Waste Management administers and enforces the disposal facility siting restrictions and the state's PCB solid waste landfill ban.
PCB SITING RESTRICTION
N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-294(c)(8) and N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-294(h)(4)
In addition to federal PCB disposal and storage rules, North Carolina rules state that no hazardous waste disposal facility or PCB disposal facility may be located within 25 miles of any other hazardous waste disposal facility or PCB disposal facility.
PCB DISPOSAL PROHIBITION
15A NCAC 13B.0542(e)(8) and 15A NCAC 13B.1626(1)
North Carolina prohibits ...