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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Wastes may be classified as hazardous because of their characteristics or if they have been placed on hazardous waste lists by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). See the state section HAZWASTE DETERMINATION (CLASSIFICATION) for additional guidance.
Although South Carolina has received EPA authorization to administer the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rules, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) does not have authority to delist RCRA wastes under federal rules 40 CFR 260.22. The federal rules and procedures for delisting petitions are effective in South Carolina. See the national section DELISTING PETITIONS for more information.
For South Carolina state listed wastes, waste designations and any delisting petitions must be approved by EPA Region 4. See the state section LISTED WASTES for more information.
The South Carolina regulations for identifying characteristic hazardous waste are the same as the federal regulations, including the criteria for identifying hazardous waste by the characteristics of ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, and toxicity. The federal characteristic waste requirements are ...