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South Carolina Containers: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste container rules: South Carolina Code of Regulations (R.) 61-79.264.170 to 61-79.264.179 and R. 61-79.265.170 to 61-79.265.178 (interim status)

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Empty container rules: R. 61-79.261.7

Organic air emissions standards: R. 61-79.264.1030 to 61-79.264.1090 and R. 61-79.265.1030 to 61-79.265.1090 (interim status)

Labeling containers on-site: R. 61-79.264.173, R. 61-79.265.173, and R. 61-79.262.34

Management standards: R. 61-79.265.15(d), R. 61-79.265.175, and R. 61-79.262.34

Regulatory Agency

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Office of Environmental Quality Control Bureau of Land and Waste Management Division of Compliance and Enforcement Hazardous Waste Compliance and Enforcement Section

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 the federal hazardous waste container requirements, including empty container standards and federal air emissions rules. South Carolina also has more stringent state requirements in connection with labeling, container management, facility permits, and fees.

Administration and enforcement. DHEC's Bureau of Land and Waste Management administers and enforces the state's hazardous waste container requirements.

State Requirements

LABELING

On-Site Containers

R. 61-79.264.173, R. 61-79.265.173, and R. 61-79.262.34

South Carolina requires owners and operators of treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), as well as large quantity generators (LQGs) and small quantity generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site without a permit, to label clearly all containers holding ...


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South Carolina Containers Resources

Containers Products

Hazardous Waste Container Management Guide - PDF
This PDF guide explains the federal hazardous waste container management rules applicable to both TSDFs storing hazwaste in containers and generators accumulating hazwaste on-site in containers."
Hazwaste Container Management
Special Report - Download

This special report will explain the federal container management rules applicable to both TSDF owners and operators storing hazardous waste in containers and to generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site in containers. The report will address how to determine if a container is empty, the applicability of the air emissions control standards, and satellite accumulation by generators. "
Hazardous Waste Container Management - Guide Book
This guide explains the federal hazardous waste container management rules applicable to both TSDFs storing hazwaste in containers and generators accumulating hazwaste on-site in containers. In addition to explaining the federal standards, the guide addresses the standards of all 50 states."
Route Safety & Safe Driving Techniques-Spanish Training Video
This video covers route hazards and liability exposures, container hazards, overhead clearances, maneuvering in tight spaces, reporting hazards and damage, overloaded containers, unauthorized hazards, waste container accessibility, landfill driver and helper safety, dumping the load, inspecting the vehicle at landfill, and more. -Spanish Edition"
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