South Carolina Pesticides regulations & environmental compliance analysis

South Carolina Pesticides: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste pesticides:

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Listed wastes: South Carolina Code of Regulations (R.) 61-79.261.30 to 61-79.261.32

Farmer exemption: R. 61-79.262.70

South Carolina Pesticide Control Act, South Carolina Code of Laws 46-13-10 to 46-13-240 and regulations at R. 27-1070 to 27-1092

Restricted use pesticides: R. 27-1075

Pesticide applicators:

Commercial pesticide applicators: R. 27-1078(H)

Certification requirements: R. 27-1078(I)

Licensing fees and renewal: R. 27-1078(K)

Pesticide applicator standards: R. 27-1081 to 27-1083

Limited herbicide applicators: R. 27-1078

Permit: R. 61-9.122.1 to 61-9.122.64


Pesticide applicator (private) certification: R. 27-1077

Pesticide applicator (commercial) certification: R. 27-1078

Pesticide applicator (noncommercial or government employee) certification: R. 27-1079

Penalties: R. 27-1084

Regulatory Agencies

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

Clemson University Division of Regulatory and Public Service Programs Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR)

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Bureau of Water Water Facilities Permitting Division

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's rules for pesticides follow federal regulations, predominately the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for pesticide management and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) for disposal of pesticides that are hazardous wastes, ...

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