South Carolina Containers regulations & environmental compliance analysis

South Carolina Containers: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste container rules: South Carolina Code of Regulations (R.) 61-79.264.170 to 61-79.264.179 and R. 61-79.265.170 to 61-79.265.178 (interim status)

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Empty container rules: R. 61-79.261.7

Organic air emissions standards: R. 61-79.264.1030 to 61-79.264.1090 and R. 61-79.265.1030 to 61-79.265.1090 (interim status)

Labeling containers on-site: R. 61-79.264.173, R. 61-79.265.173, and R. 61-79.262.34

Management standards: R. 61-79.265.15(d), R. 61-79.265.175, and R. 61-79.262.34

Regulatory Agency

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

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. South Carolina follows the federal hazardous waste container requirements, including empty container standards and federal air emissions rules. South Carolina also has more stringent state requirements in connection with labeling, container management, facility permits, and fees.

Administration and enforcement. DHEC's Bureau of Land and Waste Management administers and enforces the state's hazardous waste container requirements.

State Requirements


On-Site Containers

R. 61-79.264.173, R. 61-79.265.173, and R. 61-79.262.34

South Carolina requires owners and operators of treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), as well as large quantity generators (LQGs) and small quantity generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site without a permit, to label clearly all containers holding ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agency
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements