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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.
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.