South Carolina Asbestos regulations & environmental compliance analysis

South Carolina Asbestos: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for asbestos: 40 CFR 61.140 to 61.157

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Asbestos demolition and removal projects: South Carolina Code of Regulations (R.) 61-86.1

Definitions: R. 61-86.1(I)

Licensing requirements: R. 61-86.1(III) and R. 61-86.1(IV)

Notification requirements: R. 61-86.1(V), R. 61-86.1(X) to 61-86.1(XIII), R. 61-86.1(XV), R. 61-86.1(XVI)

Emergency asbestos projects: R. 61-86.1(IV)(E)

Project requirements: R. 61-86.1(V), R. 61-86.1(VI), R. 61-86.1(X) to 61-86.1(XIII), R. 61-86.1(XV), R. 61-86.1(XVI)

Recordkeeping requirements: R. 61-86.1(XXIII)

Disposal of asbestos waste: R. 61-86.1(VIII)

Training: R. 61-86.1(IV)

Workplace safety and health: R. 71-600 and R. 71-700

Regulatory Agencies

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Office of Environmental Quality Control Bureau of Air Quality

South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation South Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Administration (SCOSHA)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. South Carolina regulates asbestos and workers who handle asbestos in much the same way as the federal regulations. However, South Carolina standards for demolition and removal are stricter than their federal counterparts.

South Carolina has adopted the federal standard for asbestos exposure in general industry (brake and clutch repair, custodial work, and the manufacture of asbestos-containing products). The state has adopted the federal standards for protecting the safety and health of employees during asbestos abatement activities (alteration, ...


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