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South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Office of Environmental Quality Control Bureau of Land and Waste Management Division of Mining and Solid Waste Management
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. South Carolina follows the federal accumulation time standards that allow generators to store hazardous waste on-site for specific periods of time without a storage facility permit, including the provision that allows SQGs (persons generating more than 100 kilograms (kg) but less than 1,000 kg of hazardous waste per month, or less than 1 kg of acutely hazardous waste per month) to accumulate hazardous waste for up to 270 days if the waste must be transported a distance of 200 miles or more. Similarly, South Carolina now allows LQGs that generate wastewater treatment sludges from the metal finishing industry (i.e., EPA Waste F006) to accumulate the F006 waste for up to 270 days on-site if the waste must be transported a distance of 200 miles or more for storage or disposal. See the national section ACCUMULATION TIME to review the specific time periods applicable to each class of generator.
Generators should note that South Carolina does require generators to comply with on-site storage standards that are in addition to those required under federal law. See the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE for guidance on how to store hazardous waste on-site without a permit in compliance with the state's more stringent requirements.