South Carolina Release Notification regulations & environmental compliance analysis

South Carolina Release Notification: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste transporters: South Carolina Code of Regulations (R.) 61-79.263.30 and R. 61-79.263.31

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Oil spills: South Carolina Code Annotated (S.C. Code Ann.) 48-1-290

Underground storage tanks (USTs): R. 61-92.280.50 to 61-92.280.53

Regulatory Agencies

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

State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) South Carolina Military Department Office of the Adjutant General South Carolina Emergency Management Division

South Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS)

Local emergency planning committees (LEPCs)

Local fire and police departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. South Carolina follows the federal requirements for release notification, with state requirements for hazardous waste transporters, oil spills, and underground storage tank (UST) releases. South Carolina follows the federal release notification rules for hazardous waste generators and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities. The state has adopted by reference the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) release notification requirements. For details, see the national section RELEASE NOTIFICATION.

Administration and enforcement. The DHEC administers and enforces South Carolina's release notification rules and coordinates statewide environmental emergency response activities with the SERC, the DPS, and the LEPCs, along with local fire and police departments.

State Requirements


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South Carolina Release Notification Resources

Type Title
Checklists CERCLA Release Reporting Checklist
Forms Spill/Release Report Form
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