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)

Tank management requirements for hazardous waste small quantity generators (SQGs): R. 61-79.262.16(b)

Tank management requirements for hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs): R. 61-79.262.17(a) and R. 61-79.262.17(c)

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

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 the organic air emissions standards. The state also adopts by reference the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in South Carolina as of May 24, 2019, which includes standards for generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site in tanks. In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that use tanks for hazardous waste storage or treatment must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay several state fees.

Administration and enforcement. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control's (DHEC) Bureau of Land and Waste Management administers and enforces the state's hazardous waste tank requirements.

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South Carolina Hazardous Waste Tanks Resources

Type Title
Checklists TSDF Tank System Inspection Form (EQP 5192)
Forms Daily Tank Inspection Log
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