South Carolina Hazardous Waste Generators regulations & environmental compliance analysis

South Carolina Hazardous Waste Generators: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Generator requirements: South Carolina Code of Regulations (R.) 61-79.262

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Conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG) requirements: R. 61-79.261.5

Notification and reporting:

State notification: R. 61-79.262.13

Small quantity generator (SQG) declarations: R. 61-79.262.44(b)

Quarterly reports: R. 61-79.262.41 and R. 61-79.262.43

Identification (ID) numbers: R. 61-79.262.12

Generator disposal fees: R. 61-79.262.45

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

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 generators of hazardous waste with several additions that make the state rules more stringent. The state's additional rules apply to: state notification, small quantity generator (SQG) declarations, quarterly reports, ID numbers, on-site storage, on-site treatment, generator disposal fees, and contingency plans.

Administration and enforcement. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control's (DHEC) Bureau of Land and Waste Management administers and enforces the hazardous waste rules for generators in South Carolina.

State Requirements



R. 61-79.262.13

When to file. Large quantity generators (LQGs) and SQGs in South Carolina must file a notification form with DHEC for each hazardous waste generated:

  • Within 30 days after each waste is first produced
  • Within 90 ...

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