Governing Law and Regulations
North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Waste Management Hazardous Waste Section
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. North Carolina's rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) include the federal rules and some more stringent state requirements. The state's rules cover financial responsibility, landfill and surface impoundment standards, long-term storage facilities, permit fees, additional facility location standards, resident inspectors, and used oil management.
• Administration and enforcement. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Division of Waste Management administers and enforces the TSDF requirements in North Carolina.
15A NCAC 13A.0109(i) and 15A NCAC 13A.0110(h)
North Carolina's financial responsibility requirements for TSDFs are stricter than the federal rules because of the state's trust fund requirements. Trust funds are one of the financial mechanisms that may be used by both permitted and interim-status TSDFs in North Carolina to satisfy the requirement for ...