Governing Law and Regulations
North Carolina Inactive Hazardous Sites Response Act of 1987, General Statutes of North Carolina (N.C. Gen. Stat.) 130A-310.20 to 130A-310.23 and regulations at 15A North Carolina Administrative Code (NCAC) 13C.0101 to 13C.0308
Jurisdiction: N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-310.3
Imminent hazards: N.C. Gen. Stat. 130-310.5
Site priority list: N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-310.2 and 15A NCAC 13C.0201
Responsible parties: N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-310.7
DENR notification: 15A NCAC 13C.0101
Recording requirements: N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-310.8
Liability limits: N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-310.9
Inactive Hazardous Sites Cleanup Fund: N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-310.11
Hazardous Waste Site Remedial Fund: N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-306
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Division of Waste Management (DWM) Superfund Section Inactive Hazardous Sites Branch
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
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 its own Superfund rules for the cleanup of contaminated sites that is in addition to the federal Superfund program. The state's program is modeled after the federal Superfund program.
The state's brownfields program encourages the safe reuse of abandoned properties that have some measure of environmental impairment. For more information, see the state section BROWNFIELDS.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA administers the federal Superfund program. DENR enforces the state's Superfund rules in North Carolina. The Superfund Section investigates uncontrolled and unregulated hazardous waste sites ...