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 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 ...