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 Compliance and Enforcement Hazardous Waste Compliance and Enforcement Section
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Unlike the federal reporting rules, South Carolina requires hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs) and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) to report quarterly on their hazardous waste activities. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) supplies the quarterly report form and accompanying instructions. Data collected from quarterly reports are sent to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by the DHEC to fulfill the federal biennial report requirements.
• Administration and enforcement. DHEC's Bureau of Land and Waste Management administers and enforces South Carolina's quarterly report requirements and the federal biennial report requirements.