Aboveground Storage Tanks
DHEC does not regulate or issue permits for Aboveground Storage Tanks (ASTs) containing gasoline and/or other petroleum products.
Please contact the State Fire Marshal’s Office at (803) 896-9820 for AST installation requirements and NFPA standards.
To report chemical spills, oil spills, or fish kills call our toll-free 24-hour emergency response line at 1-888-481-0125.
After the initial response phase, cleanup of petroleum releases from non-regulated sources is overseen by the UST Management Division.These releases are subject to the South Carolina Pollution Control Act, and DHEC will require investigation and cleanup where petroleum contamination remains following initial response actions.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control maintains a Terminal Facility Registration Program, in accordance with the South Carolina Oil and Gas Act.
Registration is required of fixed land based facilities, mobile land based facilities, and vessels that transfer or carry pollutants over waters of the state in the coastal environment. This program is operated by the Emergency Response Section in the Bureau of Land and Waste Management.
For more information please contact the Bureau of Land & Waste Management at (803) 898-2000 or visit our offices (note new location).