North Carolina Pretreatment Standards regulations & environmental compliance analysis

North Carolina Pretreatment Standards: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Pretreatment requirements: 15A North Carolina Administrative Code (NCAC) 02H.0901 to 02H.0922

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Permits: 15A NCAC 02H.0916

Reporting and recordkeeping requirements: 15A NCAC 02H.0908

Operation and maintenance: 15A NCAC 02H.0920

Certified operators: 15A NCAC 08G.0201

Septage management: North Carolina General Statutes (N.C. Gen. Stat.) 130A-290 to 130A-295

Septage definition: N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-290(32)

Permit requests: 15A NCAC 13B.0817

Septage transportation: 15A NCAC 13B.0827

Land application permits: 15A NCAC 13B.0819

Detention facilities: 15A NCAC 13B.0820

Monitoring and sample analysis: 15A NCAC 13B.0824

Regulatory Agencies

North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Division of Water Resources Water Quality Permitting Section Wastewater Branch

DENR Division of Waste Management

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 is fully authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program, including a state pretreatment program.

North Carolina's pretreatment standards are generally the same as the federal standards. There are, however, a number of differences for submitting pretreatment programs for approval, revision, and withdrawal, and the reporting requirements for control authorities publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) with approved pretreatment programs. See the national section PRETREATMENT STANDARDS for more information about the federal requirements, including new streamlining ...


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