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. 61-79.262.16 and R. 61-79.262.17

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 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in the state as of May 24, 2019, which includes standards that allow generators to treat hazardous waste on-site. The state has additional and more stringent requirements for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) in connection with the design, construction, and operation of certain hazardous waste treatment facilities, permits, and ...


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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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