South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Office of Environmental Quality Control
U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
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 leak detection rules are the same as the federal standards with additional requirements for animal waste lagoons and public water systems. South Carolina's pollution control rules include leak detection standards as a safeguard to preventing spills, releases, and unnecessary contamination. The specific leak detection system standards vary depending on the type of unit or facility. See the national section LEAK DETECTION for a review of general and federal leak detection requirements.
State regulations follow federal rules for hazardous waste landfills, surface impoundments, and waste piles, which must have a leak detection system as part of their liner system. See the national sections LANDFILLS and SURFACE IMPOUNDMENTS for additional guidance.
In addition, to ensure that hazardous waste stored in tanks does not contribute to air pollution, South Carolina follows the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements for hazardous waste storage tanks to have airtight coverings and vapor control devices. See the national section HAZWASTE STORAGE AND TREATMENT TANKS for additional information.
Containers, such as 55-gallon drums or barrels, storing hazardous waste ...