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
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.