South Carolina PCB Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

South Carolina PCB Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Discharge prohibitions: South Carolina Code of Regulations (R.) 61-9.129.105

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Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) wastes: R. 61-79.261.8

PCB storage: R. 61-79.268.50

Sludges for land application:

Prohibition: R. 61-9-503.6(f) and R. 61-9-504.6(f)

Sampling and reporting: R. 61-9.503 Appendix C-PCB and R. 61-9.504 Appendix C-PCB

Regulatory Agencies

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Office of Environmental Quality Control (EQC) Bureau of Water

DHEC EQC 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. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has adopted the federal rules for disposal and storage of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and PCB items in South Carolina. South Carolina also has regulations concerning land application of sludges that contain PCBs.

Administration and enforcement. EPA administers and enforces the federal rules for PCB storage and disposal in South Carolina. DHEC oversees the state requirements.

State Requirements


R. 61-9.129.105

PCBs are prohibited in any discharge from any PCB manufacturer, electrical capacitor manufacturer, or electrical transformer manufacturer. However, the prohibition does not apply to stormwater runoff or other discharges contaminated solely by fallout from PCB air emissions or stormwater runoff that exceeds the 10-year, 24-hour rainfall event.


R. 61-79.261.8

The disposal of PCB-containing dielectric fluid and electric equipment containing the fluids ...

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South Carolina PCB Management Resources

Type Title
Checklists PCB Management Checklist
Forms PCB Transformer Registration Form (EPA Form 7720-12)
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