FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 21, 2013
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has unveiled Permit Central, a new initiative that simplifies the process for obtaining health and environmental permits, the agency announced today.
"Anyone who has ever run or owned a small business knows just how hard it can be, and today South Carolina has taken steps to help reduce this burden," said Governor Nikki Haley. "It's a great day in South Carolina when we can save our businesses time because time is money."
"Government needs to run like a business, and that is exactly what we've done today," said DHEC Director Catherine Templeton. "We talked to our customers and created a way to help. Permit Central enables us to work proactively with the private citizens and business owners who need permits. Safeguarding public health and the environment doesn't mean hiding the ball. We will work through Permit Central to meet people where they are and help them understand the process."
Permit Central consists of a series of customer service tools that provide applicants with information about permits in plain, helpful language. The Permit Central initiative comprises:
To learn more about Permit Central or to use its interactive features, visit http://www.scdhec.gov/Environment/PermitCentral/.
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