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South Carolina RCRA: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste law and rules: South Carolina Hazardous Waste Management Act, South Carolina Code Annotated (S.C. Code Ann.) 44-56-10 to 44-56-840 and regulations at South Carolina Code of Regulations (R.) 61-30, R. 61-79, and R. 61-104

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Solid (nonhazardous) waste law and rules: Solid Waste Policy and Management Act of 1991, S.C. Code Ann. 44-96-10 to 44-96-470 and regulations at R. 61-107

Underground storage tanks (USTs): South Carolina Underground Petroleum Environmental Response Bank Act of 1988, S.C. Code Ann. 44-2-10 to 44-2-150 and regulations at R. 61-98 and R. 61-92.280

Regulatory Agencies

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Office of Environmental Quality Control Bureau of Land and Waste Management

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's waste management rules include many of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) rules and several more stringent state requirements for hazardous waste, solid (nonhazardous) waste, and underground storage tanks (USTs). South Carolina has received RCRA authorization from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). RCRA authorization allows the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to administer and enforce the state's hazardous waste, solid (nonhazardous) waste, and UST management programs.

To receive RCRA authorization from the EPA, a state's waste management rules must be, at the time of authorization, at least as stringent as and consistent with the federal RCRA ...


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