South Carolina Hazardous Waste - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

South Carolina Hazardous Waste - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste management law and rules: South Carolina Hazardous Waste Management Act, South Carolina Code Annotated (S.C. Code Ann.) 44-56-10 to 44-56-840 and regulations at South Carolina Code of Regulations (R.) 61-30, R. 61-79, and R. 61-104

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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)

Regulatory Agencies

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, ...


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