Hazardous Waste Transporter Information

Hazardous waste transporters are individuals or entities that move hazardous waste from one site to another by highway, rail, water, or air. This includes transporting hazardous waste from a generator's site to a facility that can recycle, treat, store, or dispose of the waste. It can also include transporting treated hazardous waste to a site for further treatment or disposal.

North Carolina hazardous waste transporter and transfer facility requirements can be found at 40 CFR 263, adopted by reference at 15A NCAC 13A .0108. The requirements include (but are not limited to): notifying the Hazardous Waste Section and obtaining a EPA identification number (electronically using RCRAInfo); accepting only hazardous waste that are listed on a manifest; compliance with the hazardous waste manifest procedures; delivering the hazardous waste to the facility (or alternate) designated on the manifest or the next designated transporter; and, keeping a copy of the signed manifest for three years after the date of acceptance by the transporter. In the event of a spill hazardous waste during transportation a transporter must take immediate actions necessary to protect human health and the environment.

Additional state requirements for North Carolina hazardous waste transfer facilities can be found at NCGS 130A-295.05. In North Carolina, a hazardous waste transfer facility is a facility or location where a hazardous waste transporter stores hazardous waste for a period of more than 24 hours but less than 10 days (NCGS 130A-290(13a)). A North Carolina hazardous waste transfer facility must submit specific registration forms. Find additional information and forms associated with North Carolina hazardous waste transfer facilities.