South Carolina Contingency Plan regulations & environmental compliance analysis

South Carolina Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste contingency plan rules: South Carolina Code of Regulations (R.) 61-79.264.50 to 61-79.264.56 and R. 61-79.265.50 to 61-79.265.56 (interim status)

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Emergency notification: R. 61-79.264.56(d)(2) and R. 61-79.265.56(d)(2) (interim status)

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's contingency plan rules include both federal and state requirements. The state has adopted the federal contingency plan rules for hazardous waste generators and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities and added its own notification standards.

Administration and enforcement. DHEC's Division of Compliance and Enforcement administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in South Carolina.

State Requirements


R. 61-79.264.56(d)(2) and R. 61-79.265.56(d)(2)

Parties to be notified. Once a contingency plan has been implemented, the federal rules require the emergency coordinator to immediately notify either the National Response Center at 800-424-8802 or the government official designated as the on-scene coordinator for that geographical area. South Carolina requires the emergency coordinator to immediately notify both these parties as well as DHEC at its 24-hour number: 803-253-6488.

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