Governing Law and Regulations
Deed restriction sites:
Inactive hazardous/waste disposal sites: General Statutes of North Carolina (N.C. Gen. Stat.) 130A-310.8
Brownfield properties: N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-310.35
Oil or hazardous substance discharge sites: N.C. Gen. Stat. 143-215.85A
Sanitary landfill or hazardous waste disposal sites: 15A North Carolina Administrative Code (NCAC) 13B.0204
Construction stormwater: 15A NCAC 02H.1018
Agency notification sites:
Feedlots and animal waste sites: 15A NCAC 02T.1304
Underground storage tank (UST) sites: 15A NCAC 2N.0303
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Division of Waste Management Hazardous Waste Section
DENR Division of Water Resources Water Quality Permitting Section
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. North Carolina has no specific property transfer law that requires the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to certify the condition of commercial or other types of property before a real estate transfer may take place.
However, North Carolina requires that deed restrictions be filed at sites which fall under the following categories:
—Inactive hazardous substance or waste disposal sites
—Oil or hazardous substance discharge sites
—Municipal solid waste landfill (MSWL) facilities
—Sanitary landfill or hazardous waste disposal sites
In addition to these deed restriction sites, certain agricultural sites and sites that contain underground storage tanks (USTs) require notification to the agency and the purchaser upon property transfer.
• Administration and enforcement.