South Carolina Environmental Protection Agency regulations & environmental compliance analysis

South Carolina Environmental Protection Agency: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

South Carolina Hazardous Waste Management Act, South Carolina Code Annotated (S.C. Code Ann.) 44-56-10 to 44-56-840

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Oil and gas exploration pollution control laws: S.C. Code Ann. 48-43-510 to 48-43-850

South Carolina Infectious Waste Management Act, S.C. Code Ann. 44-93-10 to 44-93-240

Pollution Control Act of 1970, S.C. Code Ann. 48-1-10 to 48-1-350

Pollution control facilities financing laws: S.C. Code Ann. 48-3-10 to 48-3-160

Safe Drinking Water Act, S.C. Code Ann. 44-55-10 to 44-55-120

South Carolina Solid Waste Policy and Management Act of 1991, S.C. Code Ann. 44-96-10 to 44-96-470

State Underground Petroleum Environmental Response Bank Act of 1988, S.C. Code Ann. 44-2-10 to 44-2-150

Stormwater Management and Sediment Reduction Act, S.C. Code Ann. 48-14-10 to 48-14-170

Groundwater Use and Reporting Act, S.C. Code Ann. 49-5-10 to 49-5-150

Coastal tidelands and wetlands laws: S.C. Code Ann. 48-39-10 to 48-39-360

Regulatory Agencies

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

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. The counterpart to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in South Carolina is the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). This office has primary responsibility for protecting South Carolina's land, water, and air from pollution by implementing the state's environmental laws and regulations.

Administration and enforcement. South Carolina has received authorization from EPA to implement federal and state air, ...


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Governing Law and Regulations
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Comparison: State vs. Federal
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