Governing Law and Regulations
Federal spill prevention, control, and countermeasure (SPCC) regulations: 40 CFR 112
South Carolina exploration, drilling, and production regulations: South Carolina Code of Regulations (R.) 121-8
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Office of Environmental Quality Control Bureau of Land and Waste Management Division of Waste Assessment and Emergency Response Emergency Response Section
DHEC Office of Environmental Quality Control Bureau of Land and Waste Management Division of Mining and Solid Waste Management Solid Waste Groundwater Section
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. South Carolina does not require any state-specific spill prevention plans that are in addition to the federal Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan requirements. However, South Carolina does require the submission of a federal SPCC plan with an application for a terminal facility registration.
• Administration and enforcement. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 enforces the federal SPCC requirements in South Carolina, along with assistance from Department of Health and Environmental Control's (DHEC) Emergency Response Section. DHEC's Solid Waste Groundwater Section issues Certificates of Registration to terminal facilities in the state.
A terminal facility is a facility, either fixed-land based or mobile-land based, or a vessel that transfers or carries pollutants over waters of the state in the ...