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Sawmill Operation

A sawmill may operate under the conditions of this registration permit if the sawmill can answer yes or N/A to all of the following statements.

  1. The facility is a sawmill where logs (greenwood) are cut into lumber (timber).
  2. The facility does not make panel products, plywood, veneer, particleboard, medium density fiberboard, hardboard, oriented strand board, waferboard, wood shavings, or engineered (composite) wood products.
  3. All wood drying is conducted naturally by air. The facility does not use kilns, ovens, etc. to dry wood.
  4. All non-road diesel engines are fired on low sulfur (500 ppm or less) diesel.
  5. All non-road diesel engines are certified by the manufacturer to meet EPA's non-road diesel engine emission standards/tiers.
  6. The maximum size for a single diesel engine is 500 hp with a displacement of less than10 liters per cylinder.

If you answered yes or N/A to all of the statements above, your sawmill may qualify for coverage under the Sawmill Registration Permit. Complete the Registration Permit Application below and mail to our office for review.

If you answered no to any of the above statements, you may contact our office at (803) 898-4123 to see if your operation may be eligible for coverage under this permit.

Emissions Tool: (coming soon)

Sawmill Emissions Estimator: Calculates particulate matter (PM) emissions from sawmill operations based on the amount of woodwaste generated in the course of operations.

Applications/Forms:

Registration Permit Application for Sawmill Operations

If operations covered by construction permits are located in one of the eight coastal counties of the Coastal Zone under DHEC-OCRM's jurisdiction (Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Horry and Jasper), then a coastal zone consistency certification may be required.

Copy of the Permit:

Registration Permit for Sawmill Operations (pdf)

**Note that this copy of the permit is provided for use by facilities that have requested and have been granted coverage by the Bureau. Download and use of this permit does not constitute coverage.**