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Solid (nonhazardous) waste law and rules: Solid Waste Policy and Management Act of 1991, S.C. Code Ann. 44-96-10 to 44-96-470 and regulations at R. 61-107
Underground storage tanks (USTs): South Carolina Underground Petroleum Environmental Response Bank Act of 1988, S.C. Code Ann. 44-2-10 to 44-2-150 and regulations at R. 61-98 and R. 61-92.280
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 national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. South Carolina's waste management rules include many of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) rules and several more stringent state requirements for hazardous waste, solid (nonhazardous) waste, and underground storage tanks (USTs). South Carolina has received RCRA authorization from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). RCRA authorization allows the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to administer and enforce the state's hazardous waste, solid (nonhazardous) waste, and UST management programs.
To receive RCRA authorization from the EPA, a state's waste management rules must be, at the time of authorization, at least as stringent as and consistent with the federal RCRA ...