North Carolina Used Oil Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

North Carolina Used Oil Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Used oil management standards: 15A North Carolina Administrative Code (NCAC) 13A.0118 and General Statutes of North Carolina (N.C. Gen. Stat.) 130A-309.15 to 130A-309.24

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Used oil definition: N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-290(b)(5)

Prohibited acts: N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-309.15 and N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-309.10(f)(10)

Annual registration: N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-309.17

Annual report: 15A NCAC 13A.0118(j)(1)

Transporter certification: N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-309.23

Permits for recyclers: N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-309.24

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 has adopted by reference the federal used oil management standards with several additional state requirements. These additional requirements include the definition of used oil, prohibited acts, registration of used oil handlers, annual reports and fees, certification of transporters, and permitting of used oil recycling facilities.

Administration and enforcement. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Division of Waste Management administers and enforces the used oil rules in North Carolina.

State Requirements

DEFINITION

N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-290(b)(5)

North Carolina handlers of used oil should note that the state's definition of what constitutes used oil is broader and, therefore, more inclusive than the federal definition. In North Carolina, used oil recycling standards apply to any oil that is "refined from crude oil or synthetic oil and, as a result of use, storage, or handling, has become unsuitable for its original purpose due to the ...


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