Governing Law and Regulations
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 ...