Governing Law and Regulations
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
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. South Carolina's hazardous waste surface impoundment requirements include both the federal rules and the state's more stringent requirements. The state's more stringent requirements apply to liner placement, disposal restrictions, and permits and fees.
• Administration and enforcement. DHEC's Bureau of Land and Waste Management administers and enforces the hazardous waste surface impoundment requirements in South Carolina.
In addition to meeting the federal liner requirements, surface impoundment owners and operators are required to install a liner system so that the bottom of the liner is at least 5 feet above the seasonal high water table. DHEC will make exceptions to the 5-foot standard if the ...