Governing Law and Regulations
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Office of Environmental Quality Control Bureau of Land and Waste Management
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. South Carolina follows the federal requirements for exporting and importing hazardous waste. Both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) must be notified under state rules governing export notification, manifest, exception, and annual report requirements. Either the EPA or the DHEC may extend the recordkeeping retention period during an enforcement action. The DHEC has adopted EPA's requirements for transboundary shipments of hazardous wastes between Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) member countries. See the national section EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE for additional information.
South Carolina has adopted the federal rules for the transportation of hazardous waste with some additional requirements. See the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS for additional information.
• Administration and enforcement. The EPA and the DHEC administer and ...