South Carolina Community Right to Know: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), 42 USC 11001 to 11050 and regulations at 40 CFR 355 to 372

Regulatory Agencies
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South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Office of Environmental Quality Control

State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) South Carolina Military Department Office of the Adjutant General South Carolina Emergency Management Division

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4

Local emergency planning committees (LEPCs)

Local fire departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. South Carolina follows federal EPCRA rules for submitting chemical lists, Tier II hazardous substance inventory reporting, and Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting. The state requires chemical lists in lieu of material safety data sheets (MSDS)/safety data sheets (SDS) and electronic submissions of Tier II and TRI Form R reports. Some counties may charge fees. See the national section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW for additional information.

The state has it own federally approved workplace safety and health regulatory program, which includes a hazard communication standard, or worker right-to-know rule. The state has adopted the federal right-to-know rule by reference. See the national section HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD for a discussion of its requirements.

Administration and enforcement. The DHEC, the SERC, and EPA's Region 4 office share responsibility for the administration and enforcement of EPCRA requirements in the state. The SERC receives all chemical notification and release reports (chemical ...

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State Requirements

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