South Carolina TSDF Responsibilities regulations & environmental compliance analysis

South Carolina TSDF Responsibilities: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) rules: South Carolina Code of Regulations (R.) 61-79.264 and R. 61-79.265 (interim status)

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TSDF permit rules: R. 61-79.124 and R. 61-79.270

Commercial TSDF health inspector standard: Hazardous Waste Management Act, South Carolina Code Annotated (S.C. Code Ann.) 44-56-210

Disposal restrictions:

Prohibition of disposal of hazardous waste in Class I underground injection wells: R. 61-87.11.A(2)

Land disposal limitation: Hazardous Waste Management Act, S.C. Code Ann. 44-56-60(a)(3)

Regulatory Agency

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Office of Environmental Quality Control Bureau of Land and Waste Management Division of Compliance and Enforcement Solid and Hazardous Waste Compliance Section

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. South Carolina's rules for hazardous waste TSDFs include the federal rules and some more stringent state requirements. The state's more stringent rules cover quarterly reports; contingency plans; facility design, construction, and operating requirements; groundwater standards; health inspector standard; permits and fees; and disposal restrictions.

Administration and enforcement. DHEC's Bureau of Land and Waste Management administers and enforces the TSDF requirements in South Carolina.

State Requirements


TSDF owners and operators in South Carolina must report quarterly on their hazardous waste activities. The state's quarterly reporting requirement is in addition to the federal biennial reporting requirement. With the ...

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