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Air Quality

Regulation and SIP Management

Air Regulations & Standards

The Bureau of Air Quality develops and implements regulations and State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions based primarily on federal mandates. Many regulations enacted under the federal Clean Air Act, such as the Title V Permitting Program and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants are simply adopted by reference. However, other State regulations are either broader than the federal requirements, or are developed because of a more local air quality issue. Examples of instances where South Carolina's regulations or SIP revisions go beyond simply adopting federal measures include the State’s open burning regulations, our asbestos regulations, the Air Toxics program, Early Action Compacts, and minor source permitting requirements.

The Bureau of Air Quality issues these regulations under authority of the South Carolina Pollution Control Act in a manner prescribed by the South Carolina Administrative Procedures Act.

South Carolina's Air Quality Regulations also appear in the unannotated South Carolina Code of Regulations, maintained by the Legislative Council.

Additional information, including a list of all DHEC's regulatory information, is available on the Regulatory Compliance webpage.

Information on EPA regulations that DHEC has authority to implement is available on our Delegated Authority webpage.

For more information please contact the Bureau of Air Quality at (803) 898-4123 or by email.