North Carolina RCRA regulations & environmental compliance analysis

North Carolina RCRA: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste law and rules: General Statutes of North Carolina (N.C. Gen. Stat.) 130A-290 to 130A-309 and regulations at 15A North Carolina Administrative Code (NCAC) 13A.0101 to 13A.0119

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Solid (nonhazardous) waste law and rules: Solid Waste Management Act of 1989, N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-309.01 to 130A-309.29; North Carolina Scrap Tire Disposal Act, N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-309.51 to 130A-309.63; N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-309.70 to 130A-309.87; N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-309.130 to 130A-309.142; N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-309.200 to 130A-309.226, Coal Ash Management Act of 2014, and regulations at 15A NCAC 13B.0100 to 13B.1710

Underground storage tank (UST) law and rules: North Carolina Leaking Underground Storage Tank (UST) Act, N.C. Gen. Stat. 143-215.94A to 143-215.94Z and regulations at 15A NCAC 02N.0100 to 02P.0400

Regulatory Agencies

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Waste Management

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. North Carolina's waste management rules include many of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) rules as well as more stringent state requirements for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste management and underground storage tanks (USTs). North Carolina has received RCRA authorization from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which allows the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to administer and enforce the state's hazardous waste, solid (nonhazardous) waste, and UST management programs.

To receive RCRA authorization from the EPA, a state's waste management rules must be, at the time ...


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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal

North Carolina RCRA Resources

Type Title
Forms Source Reduction strategy Manual
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