South Carolina Landfills regulations & environmental compliance analysis

South Carolina Landfills: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste landfill rules: South Carolina Code of Regulations (R.) 61-79.264.300 to 61-79.264.317 and R. 61-79.265.300 to 61-79.265.316 (interim status)

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Solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill rules: R. 61-107

Ignitable or reactive waste: R. 61-79.264.312 and R. 61-79.265.312 (interim status)

Landfill design:

Liners: R. 61-79.264.301(l) and R. 61-79.265.301(j) (interim status)

Leachate collection system: R. 61-79.264.301(i), R .61.264.309(c) and R. 61-79.265.309(c) (interim status)

Quarterly report and fee: R. 61-79.264.75 and R. 61-79.265.75 (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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Hazardous waste landfill requirements include both the federal rules and the state's more-stringent requirements. The state's more-stringent requirements focus on:

—Disposal restrictions

—Landfill design

—Facility location standards

—Disposal fees

Owners and operators of hazardous waste landfills in South Carolina are also subject to several additional state treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) responsibilities, which include state-required on-site inspectors. See the state section TSDF RESPONSIBILITIES for more information.

Solid (nonhazardous) wastes. The federal solid waste landfill requirements apply in South Carolina. In addition, South Carolina has its own rules for solid (nonhazardous) waste landfills. See the state section SOLID ...


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