EPA Approves South Carolina's UST Program

Date: September 12, 2002

Source: News Room

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the approval of South Carolina's Underground Storage Tank Program. The EPA's state program approval regulations set standards for state programs to meet in lieu of overarching federal regulations. The EPA worked with South Carolina officials while the program was under development. Once the state's legislature remedied certain legal points in accordance with EPA requirements, South Carolina applied for formal approval. A program is approved if it is judged to meet three criteria: Standards for performance at least equal to federal standards; contains provisions for adequate enforcement; and regulates at least the same USTs as are regulated under federal standards.

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