South Carolina Hazardous Waste Storage regulations & environmental compliance analysis

South Carolina Hazardous Waste Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Definition of hazardous waste storage: South Carolina Code of Regulations (R.) 61-79.260.10

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Storage facility permits: R. 61-79.124 and R. 61-79.270

Hazardous waste container rules: R. 61-79.264.170 to 61-79.264.179 and R. 61-79.265.170 to 61-79.265.178 (interim status)

Hazardous waste storage tank rules: R. 61-79.264.190 to 61-79.264.200 and R. 61-79.265.190 to 61-79.265.202 (interim status)

Hazardous waste surface impoundment rules: R. 61-79.264.220 to 61-79.264.232 and R. 61-79.265.220 to 61-79.265.231 (interim status)

Container labeling: R. 61-79.264.173 and R. 61-79.262.34

Storage facility standards:

Storage facility fee: R. 61-79.264.75(a)(10)(ii)

On-site storage rules for generators: R. 61-79.262.34

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

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. South Carolina follows the federal hazardous waste storage rules and adds its own labeling requirement for hazardous waste containers, more stringent storage facility standards (which include a storage fee), and additional requirements for generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site without a permit.

Administration and enforcement. DHEC's Bureau of Land and Waste Management administers and enforces South Carolina's hazardous waste storage rules.

State Requirements


R. 61-79.264.173 and R. 61-79.262.34

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