Department of Defense Facilities

There are 10 Department of Defense (DoD) Facilities in South Carolina. They are covered by either a RCRA Permit, RCRA Order, or Federal Facilities Agreement. 

  • Charleston Naval Complex
  • Fort Jackson
  • Joint Base Charleston - Air 
  • Joint Base Charleston - Weapons
  • Marine Corps Air Station 
  • Marine Corps Recruit Depot 
  • McEntire National Joint Guard Base
  • Myrtle Beach Air Force Base
  • Poinsett Electronic Combat Range
  • Shaw Air Force Base

The RCRA Federal Facilities Section in the Division of Waste Management (RCRA) provides oversight to DoD facilities to ensure compliance with requirements for management of Hazardous Waste and cleanup of past waste management activities. This includes meeting requirements under the South Carolina Hazardous Waste Management Regulations and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). 

PFAS are not currently regulated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency or the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control as a hazardous constituent under RCRA or hazardous substance under CERCLA. In absence of regulation, the Department of Defense started investigating potential PFAS impact as an Emerging Contaminant under CERCLA. The RCRA Federal Facilities Section has reviewed DoD investigation work plans and reports as a stakeholder under CERCLA.

BOW PFAS Strategy Table 14. PFAS Impacts on Drinking Water at South Carolina DoD Facilities

BOW PFAS Strategy

DoD PFAS Websites

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Basic information about PFAS