Article 1 Solid Waste Policy; Specific Wastes
Article 2 Solid Waste Management

Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 44 > Chapter 96

  • Authority: means the Lake Paul A. See South Carolina Code 44-96-220
  • Beverage: means beer or malt beverages, mineral water, soda water, and similar carbonated soft drinks in liquid form, and all other liquids intended for human consumption, except for liquids marketed for and intended for consumption for medicinal purposes. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Beverage container: means the individual, separate, and sealed glass, aluminum or other metal, or plastic bottle, can, jar, or carton containing beverage intended for human consumption. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Board: means the South Carolina Board of Natural Resources. See South Carolina Code 50-5-15
  • Boat: means a vessel. See South Carolina Code 50-21-10
  • Collection: means the act of picking up solid waste materials from homes, businesses, governmental agencies, institutions, or industrial sites. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Compost: means the humus-like product of the process of composting waste. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Composting facility: means any facility used to provide aerobic, thermophilic decomposition of the solid organic constituents of solid waste to produce a stable, humus-like material. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Construction and demolition debris: means discarded solid wastes resulting from construction, remodeling, repair and demolition of structures, road building, and land clearing. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • convicted: means adjudication at trial or civil hearing and includes the entry of a plea of guilty, or nolo contendere, or the forfeiture of bail or collateral deposited to secure a defendant's appearance in court. See South Carolina Code 50-5-15
  • County solid waste management plan: means a solid waste management plan prepared, approved, and submitted by a single county pursuant to Section 44-96-80. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Crustacean: means all forms of crabs, shrimp, crayfish, stone crabs, lobsters, and other motile fish having a chitonized shell excluding snails and horseshoe crabs. See South Carolina Code 50-5-15
  • Dentist: means a dentist licensed by the South Carolina Board of Dentistry. See South Carolina Code 40-47-20
  • Department: means the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Department: means the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. See South Carolina Code 44-96-160
  • Department: means the Department of Natural Resources. See South Carolina Code 44-96-220
  • Discharge: means the accidental or intentional spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, or dumping of solid waste, including leachate, into or on any land or water. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Disposal: means the discharge, deposition, injection, dumping, spilling or placing of any solid waste into or on any land or water, so that the substance or any constituent thereof may enter the environment or be emitted into the air or discharged into any waters, including groundwater. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Energy recovery: means the beneficial use, reuse, recycling, or reclamation of solid waste through the use of the waste to recover energy therefrom. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Entity: means a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability partnership, limited liability corporation, association, joint venture, cooperative, company, corporation, or other public or private legal entity authorized by law. See South Carolina Code 40-47-20
  • Facility: means all contiguous land, structures, other appurtenances and improvements on the land used for treating, storing, or disposing of solid waste. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • FERC licensee: means an entity that possesses a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) license to operate a licensed lake. See South Carolina Code 44-96-160
  • Fish: means finfish, shellfish including mollusks, crustaceans, horseshoe crabs, whelks (conchs), turtles, and terrapin or products thereof. See South Carolina Code 50-5-15
  • Fishing: means all activity and effort involved in taking or attempting to take fish. See South Carolina Code 50-5-15
  • Fund: means the Public Waters Nuisance Abatement Fund. See South Carolina Code 44-96-160
  • Generation: means the act or process of producing solid waste. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Groundwater: means water beneath the land surface in the saturated zone. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Hazardous waste: has the meaning provided in Section 44-56-20 of the South Carolina Hazardous Waste Management Act. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Incineration: means the use of controlled flame combustion to thermally break down solid, liquid, or gaseous combustible wastes, producing residue that contains little or no combustible materials. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Industrial waste: means solid waste that results from industrial processes including, but not limited to, factories and treatment plants. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Infectious waste: has the meaning given in Section 44-93-20 of the South Carolina Infectious Waste Management Act. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Lake: means Lake Paul A. See South Carolina Code 44-96-220
  • Land-clearing debris: means solid waste which is generated solely from land-clearing activities, but does not include solid waste from agricultural or silvicultural operations. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Landfill: means a disposal facility or part of a facility where solid waste is placed in or on land, and which is not a land treatment facility, a surface impoundment, or an injection well. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Lead-acid battery: means any battery that consists of lead and sulfuric acid, is used as a power source, and has a capacity of six volts or more, except that this term shall not include a small sealed lead-acid battery which means a lead-acid battery weighing twenty-five pounds or less, used in non-vehicular, non-SLI (start lighting ignition) applications. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • License: means a current document authorizing a person to practice. See South Carolina Code 40-47-20
  • Licensed lake: means a public water of the State consisting of an impoundment and its associated hydropower facility that is licensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). See South Carolina Code 44-96-160
  • Local government: means a county, any municipality located wholly or partly within the county, and any other political subdivision located wholly or partly within the county when such political subdivision provides solid waste management services. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Mile: means one nautical mile, being six thousand seventy-six feet. See South Carolina Code 50-5-15
  • Municipal solid waste landfill: means any sanitary landfill or landfill unit, publicly or privately owned, that receives household waste. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Navigation: means the ability of a registered or documented self-propelled watercraft equipped with motor and rudder controls located at a point on the watercraft from which there is forward visibility over at least a one hundred eighty degree range to navigate to a department approved marine pump-out station. See South Carolina Code 44-96-160
  • Office: means the Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling established within the Department of Health and Environmental Control pursuant to Section 44-96-110. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Owner: means a person, other than a lienholder, who claims lawful possession of a vessel or outboard motor by virtue of legal title or equitable interest in it which entitled him to possession. See South Carolina Code 50-21-10
  • Person: means an individual, a partnership, a firm, a corporation, an association, or other legal entity. See South Carolina Code 50-21-10
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, company, association, partnership, unit of local government, state agency, federal agency, or other legal entity. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Person: means a natural person, male or female. See South Carolina Code 40-47-20
  • Physician: means a doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathic medicine licensed by the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners. See South Carolina Code 40-47-20
  • Plastic bottle: means a plastic container intended for single use, which has a neck that is smaller than the body of the container, accepts a screw-type, snap cap, or other closure, and has a capacity of sixteen fluid ounces or more, but less than five gallons. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Plastic container: means any container having a wall thickness of not less than one one-hundredth of an inch used to contain beverages, foods, or nonfood products and composed of synthetic polymeric materials. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Recovered materials: means those materials which have known use, reuse, or recycling potential; can be feasibly used, reused, or recycled; and have been diverted or removed from the solid waste stream for sale, use, reuse, or recycling, whether or not requiring subsequent separation and processing. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Recovered Materials Processing Facility: means a facility engaged solely in the recycling, storage, processing, and resale or reuse of recovered materials. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Recyclable material: means those materials which are capable of being recycled and which would otherwise be processed or disposed of as solid waste. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Recycling: means any process by which materials which would otherwise become solid waste are collected, separated, or processed and reused or returned to use in the form of raw materials or products (including composting). See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Region: means a group of counties in South Carolina which is planning to or has prepared, approved, and submitted a regional solid waste management plan to the department pursuant to Section 44-96-80. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Regional solid waste management plan: means a solid waste management plan prepared, approved, and submitted by a group of counties in South Carolina pursuant to Section 44-96-80. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Removal: means to completely extricate the entire structure from the public waters of this State. See South Carolina Code 44-96-160
  • Resource recovery: means the process of obtaining material or energy resources from solid waste which no longer has any useful life in its present form and preparing the waste for recycling. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Resource recovery facility: means a combination of structures, machinery, or devices utilized to separate, process, modify, convert, treat, or prepare collected solid waste so that component materials or substances or recoverable resources may be used as a raw material or energy source. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Reuse: means the return of a commodity into the economic stream for use in the same kind of application as before without change in its identity. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Rigid plastic container: means any formed or molded container, other than a bottle, intended for single use, composed predominantly of plastic resin, and having a relatively inflexible finite shape or form with a capacity of eight ounces or more, but less than five gallons. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Saltwater gamefish: means a species of saltwater fish designated as a saltwater gamefish in this title. See South Carolina Code 50-5-15
  • Secondary lead smelter: means a facility which produces metallic lead from various forms of lead scrap, including used lead-acid batteries. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Shoreline: means the line of mean high water along that portion of a land mass which is in direct contact with the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. See South Carolina Code 50-5-15
  • Solid waste: means any garbage, refuse, or sludge from a waste treatment facility, water supply plant, or air pollution control facility and other discarded material, including solid, liquid, semi-solid, or contained gaseous material resulting from industrial, commercial, mining, and agricultural operations and from community activities. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Solid waste disposal facility: means any solid waste management facility or part of a facility at which solid waste is intentionally placed into or on any land or water and at which waste will remain after closure. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Solid waste management: means the systematic control of the generation, collection, source separation, storage, transportation, treatment, recovery, and disposal of solid waste. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Solid waste management facility: means any solid waste disposal area, volume reduction plant, transfer station, or other facility, the purpose of which is the storage, collection, transportation, treatment, utilization, processing, recycling, or disposal, or any combination thereof, of solid waste. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Solid Waste Management Grant Program: means the grant program established and administered by the Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling pursuant to Section 44-96-130. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Solid Waste Management Trust Fund: means the trust fund established within the Department of Health and Environmental Control pursuant to Section 44-96-120. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Source reduction: means the reduction of solid waste before it enters the solid waste stream by methods such as product redesign or reduced packaging. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Source separation: means the act or process of removing a particular type of recyclable material from other waste at the point of generation or under control of the generator for the purposes of collection, disposition, and recycling. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • State solid waste management plan: means the plan which the Department of Health and Environmental Control is required to submit to the General Assembly and to the Governor pursuant to Section 44-96-60. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Storage: means the containment of solid waste, either on a temporary basis or for a period of years, in such manner as not to constitute disposal of such solid waste; provided, however, that storage in containers by persons of solid waste resulting from their own activities on their property, leased or rented property, if the solid waste in such containers is collected at least once a week, shall not constitute "storage" for purposes of this chapter. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Structure: means a structure located upon any public waters of this State, whether the structure is floating upon the waters and is made fast by the use of lines, cables, anchors, or pilings, or a combination of these, or is built upon pilings embedded in the beds of the public waters of the State when the structure is being used, has been used, or is capable of being used as a place of habitation, dwelling, sojournment, or residence for any length of time; is not being used or is not capable of being used primarily as a means of transportation upon these public waters; and is not owned, occupied, or possessed pursuant to a permit issued by the department. See South Carolina Code 44-96-160
  • Supervision: means the process of critically observing, directing, and evaluating another person's performance, unless otherwise provided by law. See South Carolina Code 40-47-20
  • Surface water: means lakes, bays, sounds, ponds, impounding reservoirs, springs, rivers, streams, creeks, estuaries, marshes, inlets, canals, the Atlantic Ocean within territorial limits, and all other bodies of surface water, natural or artificial, inland or coastal, fresh or salt, public or private. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Tire: means the continuous solid or pneumatic rubber covering encircling the wheel of a motor vehicle, trailer, or motorcycle as defined in Section 56-3-20(2), (4), and (13). See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Tire retailing business: means the retail sale of tires in any quantity for any use or purpose by the purchaser other than for resale. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Transport: means the movement of solid waste from the point of generation to any intermediate point and finally to the point of ultimate processing, treatment, storage, or disposal. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Transporter: means a person engaged in the off-site transportation of solid waste by air, rail, highway, or water. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Trap: is a n enclosed device used for taking fish, constructed to facilitate entry but prohibit or restrict exit of fish and is also called "pot". See South Carolina Code 50-5-15
  • Treatment: means any technique designed to change the physical, chemical, or biological character or composition of any solid waste so as to render it safe for transport, amenable to storage, recovery, or recycling, safe for disposal, or reduced in volume or concentration. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Unpermitted structure: means a structure whose owner did not obtain a permit pursuant to this chapter or a structure remaining after the expiration or revocation of its permit. See South Carolina Code 44-96-160
  • Use: means operate, navigate, or employ. See South Carolina Code 50-21-10
  • Used oil: means oil that has been refined from crude oil or synthetic oil and that has been used and, as a result of that use, is contaminated by physical or chemical impurities. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Used oil collection center: means a facility which, in the course of business, accepts used oil for subsequent disposal or recycling. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Used oil energy recovery facility: means a facility that burns more than six thousand gallons of used oil annually for energy recovery. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Used oil recycling facility: means a facility that recycles more than six thousand gallons of used oil annually. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Waste tire: means a tire that is no longer suitable for its original intended purpose because of wear, damage, or defect. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Waste tire processing facility: means a permitted facility where equipment is used to cut, shred, burn for volume reduction, or to otherwise alter whole waste tires. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Waste tire recycling facility: means a permitted facility where waste tires are used as a fuel source or returned to use in the form of products or raw materials. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Waste tire site: means an establishment, site, or place of business, without a collector or processor permit, that is maintained, operated, used, or allowed to be used for the disposal, storing, or depositing of unprocessed used tires, but does not include a truck service facility which meets the following requirements:

    (a) all vehicles serviced are owned or leased by the owner or operator of the service facility;

    (b) no more than two hundred waste tires are accumulated for a period of not more than thirty days at a time;

    (c) the facility does not accept any tires from sources other than its own; and

    (d) all waste tires are stored under a covered structure. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • White goods: include refrigerators, ranges, water heaters, freezers, dishwashers, trash compactors, washers, dryers, air conditioners, and commercial large appliances. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40
  • Yard trash: means solid waste consisting solely of vegetative matter resulting from landscaping maintenance. See South Carolina Code 44-96-40