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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
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 ...