Comparison: State vs. Federal
North Carolina state agencies are permitted, and in some cases required, to conduct inspections under state hazardous materials transportation regulations. For more information about the federal requirements, see the national section INSPECTIONS.
The state’s requirements for safety and health inspections of general industry workplaces by regulatory agencies follow the federal rules.
See the TABLE for state agency inspections requirements regarding hazardous materials transportation.
The North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety (DCCPS) enforces the hazardous materials regulations as they apply to motor carriers. The North Carolina Department of Labor (DOL) enforces the safety and health inspection requirements at private and public sector workplaces in North Carolina.