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Sept. 22, 2010

DHEC to host environmental conference

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The S.C. Department of Environmental Control will host its Environmental Assistance Conference on Wednesday, Nov. 3, the agency announced today.

“We provide this conference for our state’s regulated community,” said Bob King, DHEC’s Deputy Commissioner of Environmental Quality Control. “This is the fifth one we’ve presented and historically we’ve seen strong attendance from industrial representatives, school district officials, medical staff, small business owners, and employees of other government agencies.”

King said this year’s conference agenda will include sessions on greenhouse gases, industrial stormwater, hazardous waste and the recently-passed surface water law. Attendees will also be able to discuss compliance inspections with regional DHEC inspectors.

“We want to be certain to provide various opportunities for attendees to ask specific questions of our technical staff,” King said. “There will be many exhibits highlighting our program areas so everyone can walk away with a better understanding of what they need to do to be in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.”

The conference will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Columbia Conference Center off Fernandina Road between St. Andrews and Piney Grove roads. The conference registration fee is $55.

For more information on the conference, or to register, see DHEC’s webpage at: http://www.scdhec.gov/eac.

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For conference information:
Rebecca Sproles – (803) 896-8883
E-mail – sprolemr@dhec.sc.gov
For media inquiries:
Adam Myrick – (803) 898-3884
E-mail – myrickar@dhec.sc.gov
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