Governing Law and Regulations
South Carolina Pollution Control Act, South Carolina Code Annotated (S.C. Code Ann.) 48-1-10 to 48-1-350
Flammable and combustible liquids: S.C. Code Ann. 39-41-260
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Office of Environmental Quality Control
State Fire Marshal's Office
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. South Carolina generally follows the federal requirements for aboveground storage tanks (AST) regulation, with some additional requirements for service stations. Terminal AST facilities must be registered. Spill prevention, control, and countermeasure plans are required for all terminal and used oil facilities. See the national section SPILL PREVENTION—SPCC PLAN for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. The state Fire Marshal's Office administers and enforces AST rules in South Carolina.
FLAMMABLE AND COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS
S.C. Code Ann. 39-41-260
Aboveground tank installations must be reviewed by the fire marshal's office when not reviewed by a local agency. The storage, handling, and use of flammable and combustible liquids must comply with the applicable provisions of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Pamphlets No 30 and No 30A.
Service stations. A maximum of 30,000 gallons (gal) of agrgregate capacity of flammable or combustible liquids, or both, may be stored aboveground at service stations. No single storage tank may exceed 12,000 gal liquid capacity. Service stations with an aboveground ...