South Carolina Superfund regulations & environmental compliance analysis

South Carolina Superfund: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

South Carolina Hazardous Waste Management Act, South Carolina Code Annotated (S.C. Code Ann.) 44-56-160 to 44-56-200

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Hazardous Waste Contingency Fund (HWCF): S.C. Code Ann. 44-56-160

HWCF reporting: S.C. Code Ann. 44-56-200

Regulatory Agency

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Office of Environmental Quality Control Bureau of Land and Waste Management Site Assessment, Remediation, and Revitalization Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. South Carolina has its own Superfund program for the cleanup of contaminated sites in the state. The state's program incorporates the federal Superfund program and includes a funding mechanism and a liability system for site cleanup.

Administration and enforcement. DHEC's Bureau of Land and Waste Management administers and enforces the state Superfund statute, the federal ranking and listing of hazardous sites, and remedial action at state and federal Superfund sites.

State Requirements


S.C. Code Ann. 44-56-160 to 44-56-200

DHEC's Site Assessment, Remediation, and Revitalization Division is responsible for assessment, remediation, and cleanup of sites that do not qualify for action under the federal Superfund program. The division first tries to persuade responsible parties to perform the work needed to address the environmental concerns at a site through either a consent agreement or by signing a voluntary cleanup contract. For more information on voluntary site cleanup, see the state section BROWNFIELDS.

Once DHEC and a party have agreed on an approved work plan for ...

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