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)

Storage facility standards:

Container labeling: R. 61-79.264.173 and R. 61-79.265.173 (interim status)

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

On-site storage rules for generators:

Large quantity generators (LQGs): R. 61-79.262.17

Small quantity generators (SQGs): R. 61-79.262.16

Satellite accumulation requirements: R. 61-79.262.15

Regulatory Agencies

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Office of Environmental Quality Control Bureau of Land and Waste Management Division of Waste Management

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. South Carolina follows the federal requirements for generators accumulating (storing) hazardous waste on-site without a permit through its adoption of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in South Carolina as of May 24, 2019. The state has more stringent hazardous waste storage rules in connection with a labeling requirement for hazardous waste containers, more stringent storage facility standards (which include a storage fee), and additional requirements for generators accumulating hazardous waste ...

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