South Carolina Contingency Plan regulations & environmental compliance analysis

South Carolina Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) 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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Hazardous waste large quantity generator (LQG) contingency plan requirements: R. 61-79.262.260 to 79.262.265

Regulatory Agencies

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

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. South Carolina adopted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in South Carolina as of May 24, 2019, which includes the federal contingency plan requirements for large quantity generators (LQGs). The state follows the federal rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) contingency plans. The state has not added additional contingency plan requirements for either LQGs or TSDFs.

Administration and enforcement. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control's (DHEC) Bureau of Land and Waste Management administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in South Carolina.


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