Solid Waste Rule Readoption Process

Periodic Review of Existing Rules

N.C. Gen. Stat. §150B-21.3A, adopted in 2013, requires state agencies to review existing rules every 10 years. The Division of Waste Management's Solid Waste Section is beginning the readoption process of the Solid Waste Management Rules found in 15A NCAC 13B. The Report on Determinations of Solid Waste Rules (15A NCAC 13B, except .1500 rules), which designates each rule as being necessary with substantive interest, necessary without substantive interest, or unnecessary, was became effective June 23, 2017.  Rules designated in the report as unecessary have expired, rules designated as necessary without interest remain in the code unchanged, and rules designated as necessary with interest will need to be readopted.

15A NCAC 13B Section .1500 Standards for Special Tax Treatment of Recycling and Resource Recovery Equipment and Facilities is being reviewed on a later schedule than the remaining rules in 13B because they are under the authority of the Department and not the Environmental Management Commission.  A separate Report on Determinations of Solid Waste Rules for Section .1500 was published for public comment for 60 days, ending July 25, 2017, and will be presented for approval at the December 21, 2017 Rules Review Commission meeting.

Rule Readoption Process

A planning meeting and group session was held on January 20, 2017 regarding the rules review process for the rules of the Solid Waste Section of the Division of Waste Management, 15A NCAC 13B. At the meeting, the process, a tentative timetable and the need for volunteers for a collaborative stakeholder process were discussed.  Working groups have been established to review rule sets of substantial interest. Detailed working group information can be found at the bottom of the page.  For any 15A NCAC 13B rules which will not be covered in the working groups listed at the bottom of the page, comments on these rules may be submitted to Ellen Lorscheider, section chief, via phone at (919) 707-8245 or email at ellen.lorscheider@ncdenr.gov; or to Jessica Montie, by phone at (919) 707-8247 or email at jessica.montie@ncdenr.gov.

Comments Received

Below is a list of comments on the rules that have been received to date, and are to be considered during the readoption process:

Rule Readoption Working Groups

Envir. Monitoring

Envir. Monitoring

Team Members 

  • DWM - Jackie Drummond and Ervin Lane
  • DEACS - Wendy Worley
  • NWRA - Matt Einsmann
  • SWANA - Joan Smyth
  • Conservation Network - Jamie Cole
  • North Carolina  Geologist Licensing Board - Rachel Kirkman
  • CDM - Mat Colone

Meeting Information

  1. March 1, 2017, 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. in Green Square, Raleigh - Meeting Summary
  2. April 3, 2017, 3 - 5 p.m. at 2090 U.S. 70, Swannanoa and Conference Call - Meeting Summary
  3. May 4, 2017, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the DEQ Winston-Salem Regional Office - Meeting Summary and Draft Rule Changes
  4. June 20, 2017, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the DEQ Winston-Salem Regional Office - Meeting Summary and Draft Rule Changes
  5. August 9, 2017, 9 -11 a.m. in Green Square, Raleigh - Meeting Summary and Draft Rule Changes
  6. September 7, 2017, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the DEQ Winston-Salem Regional Office - Meeting Summary and Draft Rule Changes
  7. November 9, 2017, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the DEQ Winston-Salem Regional Office - Meeting Summary and Draft Rule Changes
Transfer Stations

Transfer Stations

Team Members 

  • DWM - Jason Watkins and John Patrone
  • DEACS - Wendy Worley
  • NWRA - John Pfleger
  • SWANA - Joe Hack

Meeting Information

  1. March 1, 2017, 1 - 2:15 p.m. in Green Square, Raleigh - Meeting Summary
  2. April 10, 2017, 2-3 p.m. Conference Call
  3. May 24, 2017, 1:30 - 3 p.m. in Green Square Rm 5212, Raleigh
  4. August 14, 2017,  2 - 3 p.m. Conference Call
  5. October 25, 2017, 2-4 p.m. Conference Call - Meeting Summary and Initial Working Draft of Rule Changes 
Financial Assurance

Financial Assurance

Team Members 

  • DWM - Sarah Rice and Jenny Lopp
  • NWRA - Phil Carter
  • SWANA - John Roberson
  • Smith-Manus, Bonding Agent - Chelie Lacrosse
  • Garrett & Moore, Consultant - Vance Moore

Meeting Information

  1. March 1, 2017, 2:30 - 3:45 p.m. in Green Square, Raleigh - Meeting Summary
  2. April 26, 2017, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. in Green Square Room 3001 and Conference Call
Septage

Septage

Team Members 

  • DWM - Chester Cobb
  • NWRA - Shawn Carroll
  • SWANA - Joe Hack to monitor only
  • N.C. Pumper Group/N.C. Portable Toilet Group - Joseph McClees

Meeting Information

  1. March 1, 2017, 4 - 5 p.m. in Green Square, Raleigh - Meeting Summary
  2. October 19, 2017, 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. in Green Square, Raleigh
Medical Waste

Medical Waste

Team Members 

  • DWM - Bill Patrakis and John Patrone
  • NWRA - Rachel Kirkman, Anne Germain
  • Stericycle - Don Nuss, Craig Edwards, Selin Hoboy
  • Carolina Biomedical - Chet Hinton
  • Assured Waste Solutions - Doug Bowman, Tim Barrett
  • Enco Labs - Jim Hays
  • Earth Compliance Solutions - Andrea Arredondo

Meeting Information

  1. June 19, 2017, 2 - 4 p.m. in Green Square Rm 1107, Raleigh - Meeting Summary
  2. August 16, 2017, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in DEQ Winston-Salem Regional Office - Meeting Summary
  3. October 4, 2017, 1 - 3:30 p.m. in Green Square Rm 3001, Raleigh, meeting continued on October 26.
  4. October 26, 2017, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Conference Call - Initial Working Draft of Rule Changes
  5. November 29, 2017, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the DEQ Winston-Salem Regional Office 
Compost

Compost

  • DWM - Shawn McKee, Corinne Law, Donna Wilson, and Perry Sugg
  • DEACS - Jorge Montezuma
  • See meeting minutes for participants

Meeting Information

  1. March 1, 2017, 4 - 5 p.m. in Green Square, Raleigh - Meeting Summary
  2. September 6, 2017, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. in Green Square, Raleigh - Meeting Summary
  3. October 6, 2017, 10 am - 12 p.m. in Green Square, Raleigh - Meeting Summary
  4. November 1, 2017, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. in Green Square, Raleigh - Meeting Summary
  5. November 30, 2017, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. in Green Square, Raleigh 
MSW, CD Landfills

MSW, CD Landfills

Team Members 

  • DWM - Ed Mussler, Larry Frost, and Shannon Aufman
  • DEACS - Wendy Worley
  • NWRA - David Pepper
  • SWANA - Mike Plummer and Kenton Yang
  • Conservation Network - Jamie Cole

Meeting Information

  1. March 1, 2017, 9 - 10:15 a.m. in Green Square, Raleigh - Meeting Summary
  2. April 6, 2017, 12 noon at the Renaissance (31 Woodfin St) in Asheville and Conference Call