South Carolina Hazardous Waste Treatment regulations & environmental compliance analysis

South Carolina Hazardous Waste Treatment: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment facility permit rules and fees: South Carolina Code of Regulations (R.) 61-79.270 and R. 61-79.124

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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)

Hazardous waste land treatment facility rules: R. 61-79.264.270 to 61-79.264.283 and R. 61-79.265.270 to 61-79.265.282 (interim status)

Hazardous waste container requirements: 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 tank requirements: R. 61-79.264.190 to 61-79.264.200 and R. 61-79.265.190 to 61-79.265.202 (interim status)

Thermal treatment and open burning rules: R. 61-79.265.370 to 61-79.265.383

Chemical, physical, and biological treatment rules: R. 61-79.265.400 to 61-79.265.406

Generator on-site treatment rule: R. 61-79.262.34

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's rules for hazardous waste treatment include the federal requirements and the state's more stringent rules in connection with the design, construction, and operation of certain hazardous waste treatment facilities, permits, and operating standards.

Administration and enforcement. DHEC's Division of Compliance and Enforcement administers and enforces South Carolina's hazardous waste treatment rules.

State Requirements


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South Carolina Hazardous Waste Treatment Resources

Type Title
Checklists Land Treatment Permitting Checklist
Forms Treatment and Storage Facility Inspection Form
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