South Carolina Hazardous Waste Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

South Carolina Hazardous Waste Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste tank rules: South Carolina Code of Regulations (R.) 61-79.264.190 to 61-79.264.200 and R. 61-79.265.190 to 61-79.265.202 (interim status)

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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 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 has adopted the federal hazardous waste tank requirements, including federal organic air emissions rules, and has some additional state rules regarding facility permits and fees.

· Administration and enforcement. DHEC's Bureau of Land and Waste Management administers and enforces the state's hazardous waste tank requirements.

State Requirements


In addition to the federal requirements, South Carolina has several state operating and permit standards for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities that use hazardous waste tanks. These more stringent state facility standards, which include facility location requirements, quarterly reporting rules, and storage and disposal facility fees, are reviewed in the state sections TSDF PERMITS and TSDF RESPONSIBILITIES.

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