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Terminal Facility Registration

Terminal Facility: A facility, either fixed land based, mobile land based, or a vessel that transfers or carries pollutants over waters of the state in the coastal environment.

The Emergency Response Section (ERS) is responsible for the Certificates of Registration for all Terminal Facilities in South Carolina. The South Carolina Oil & Gas Act (SCOGA) - EPA SPCC sets certain requirements for Registered Terminal Facilities (RTF) in the state. Some of the items addressed in the SCOGA are:

  • Terminal Facilities MUST be registered
  • Financial responsibility
  • Containment, response, and cleanup capability
  • Certificate conditions set by DHEC

Prior to certification, facilities must submit a complete RTF application, pay an application fee of $250.00, submit copies of the facility SPCC Plan, Facility Response Plan, Operations Manual (if applicable), and pass a site inspection. Each facility is subject to annual renewal fees and inspections.

Currently there are over 20 Terminal Facilities in operation in the state. These facilities consist of fixed on-shore bulk terminals, tug/barge operations, and vac/tanker truck operations.

South Carolina Oil & Gas Act

For more information on the federal SPCC regulations, contact Ryan McDaniels (803) 896-4117 or Paul Lee (803) 896-4113.


For more information please contact the Bureau of Land & Waste Management at (803) 898-2000 or visit our offices (note new location).