South Carolina Accumulation Time regulations & environmental compliance analysis

South Carolina Accumulation Time: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Large quantity generators (LQGs):

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90-day accumulation time rule for LQGs: South Carolina Code of Regulations (R.) 61-79.262.17(a)

Accumulation time rule for LQGs accumulating F006: R. 61-79.262.17(c) to 61-79.262.17(e)

Small quantity generators (SQGs):

180-day accumulation time rule for SQGs: R. 61-79.262.16(b)(1)

270-day accumulation time rule for SQGs: R. 61-79.262.16(c)

Quantity limitations for very small quantity generators (VSQGs): R. 61-79.262.14(a)(3)

LQGs and SQGs:

Satellite accumulation: R. 61-79.262.15(a)

Returned shipments: R. 61-79.262.16(e) and R. 61-79.262.17(g)

Extensions and exceptions:

Extensions beyond 90 days for LQGs: R. 61-79.262.17(e)

Extensions beyond 180 days (or 270 days) for SQGs: R. 61-79.262.16(d)

Regulatory Agencies

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

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. South Carolina adopted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in South Carolina as of May 24, 2019. The federal accumulation time rules allow generators to accumulate hazardous waste on-site without a permit for specific periods of time. See the national section ACCUMULATION TIME to review the specific time periods applicable to each type of generator. See the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE for more specific information on how generators may accumulate hazardous waste on-site without a permit.

Generators should note that South Carolina does require generators to comply with on-site storage standards that are in addition to those ...

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