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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. North Carolina's groundwater monitoring requirements for hazardous waste facilities are the same as the federal rules. The state has additional rules related to groundwater classification and groundwater quality standards. The groundwater program also helps to protect public and private drinking water supplies in the state. For additional guidance, see the state section DRINKING WATER.
• Administration and enforcement. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) administers and enforces the groundwater monitoring rules in North Carolina. The Groundwater Protection Unit of the Division of Water Quality is responsible for the administration of groundwater discharge permits.
DEQ's Groundwater Protection Unit of the Division of Water Quality provides technical and ...