The Handbook of South Carolina Boating Laws and Responsibilities
The Official Boating Handbook of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources - Web Version
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It is illegal to discharge oil or hazardous substances into the water.
You are not allowed to dump oil into the bilge of the vessel without means for proper disposal.
You must discharge oil waste to a reception facility. On recreational vessels, a bucket or bailer is adequate for temporary storage.
If your vessel is 26 feet or longer, you must display a 5 x 8-inch placard near the bilge pump switch stating the Federal Water Pollution Control Act’s law.
If your vessel discharges oil or hazardous substances into the water, immediately call the National Response Center at 1-800-424-8802.