Governing Law and Regulations
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Office of Environmental Quality Control Bureau of Land and Waste Management Division of Waste Management
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. South Carolina has adopted regulations for the management of universal wastes that parallel the federal universal waste rules, including regulation of mercury-containing equipment.
In addition, South Carolina's adoption of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in the state as of May 24, 2019, affected the state's universal waste requirements primarily by changing the name of the smallest class of hazardous waste generator to "very small quantity generator" (VSQG).
• Administration and enforcement. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control's (DHEC) Bureau of Land and Waste Management administers and enforces the universal waste rule in South Carolina.