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
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's hazardous waste management rules include the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rules and several more stringent state requirements. The state's rules apply to hazardous waste generators; transporters; owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs); handlers of universal wastes; and handlers of used oil.
• Administration and enforcement. South Carolina has received RCRA authorization from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). RCRA authorization enables the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control's (DHEC) Bureau of Land and Waste Management to administer and enforce the state's hazardous waste management rules.
To receive RCRA authorization from the EPA, South Carolina's hazardous waste management rules must be at least as stringent as, ...