North Carolina TSDF Responsibilities regulations & environmental compliance analysis

North Carolina TSDF Responsibilities: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) management requirements: hazardous waste generator, transporter, and TSDF rules: 15A North Carolina Administrative Code (NCAC) 13A.0101 to 13A.0119

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Financial responsibility requirements: 15A NCAC 13A.0109(i) and 15A NCAC 13A.0110(h) (interim status)

TSDF fees: 15A NCAC 13A.0113, 15A NCAC 13A.0116, 15A NCAC 13A.0117, General Statutes of North Carolina (N.C. Gen. Stat.) 130A-294.1, and N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-295.02

Resident inspectors: N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-295.02

Regulatory Agency

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.

State Requirements


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 ...

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