Governing Law and Regulations
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Office of Environmental Quality Control Bureau of Land and Waste Management
DHEC Office of Environmental Quality Control Bureau of Water
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. South Carolina regulates the use of groundwater under the authority of the South Carolina Groundwater Use and Reporting Act and issues permits for groundwater wells and groundwater withdrawal.
South Carolina follows the federal groundwater monitoring and protection rules for permitted and interim-status hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), with additional requirements for interim-status TSDFs (those awaiting a final permit). The groundwater monitoring systems of these TSDFs must have a locking cap or other security device, and they must be labeled with a readily visible identification plate providing ...