South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Office of Environmental Quality Control Bureau of Land and Waste Management
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
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 listing hazardous wastes are stricter because the state has added state hazardous waste to the federal list of hazardous wastes. See the national section LISTED WASTES to review the federal list.
If a waste cannot be identified in one of the federal or state hazardous waste lists, it still might be hazardous because it exhibits one or more characteristics of hazardous waste-ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity. See the national sections CHARACTERISTIC WASTE and HAZWASTE DETERMINATION (CLASSIFICATION) for additional information on hazardous waste identification and classification.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides an exclusion (delisting) procedure, allowing persons to demonstrate that a listed waste from a particular generating facility should not be regulated as a hazardous waste. South Carolina does not have EPA authority to delist hazardous wastes. See the national section DELISTING PETITIONS for more information
• Administration and enforcement. DHEC's Bureau of Land and Waste Management administers and enforces the state's regulations for listed wastes. EPA Region 4 administers and enforces the hazardous waste listed waste delisting petitions ...