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SCDHEC Surface Water Withdrawal Permitting, Registration and Use Program

Act 247 of 2010 substantially amended Section 49-4-10 et seq. of the 1976 S.C. Code of Laws, renaming these sections as the South Carolina Surface Water Withdrawal, Permitting, Use and Reporting Act. Title 49, Chapter 4 of the SC Code of Laws can be found at http://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t49c004.php.

Beginning January 1, 2011, anyone withdrawing more that 3 million gallons or more in any 1 month from surface waters of South Carolina must obtain a surface water withdrawal permit or, for agricultural withdrawals, register their withdrawal with the Department unless exempt under the Act. Regulation R.61-119, Surface Water Withdrawal, Permitting and Reporting, which can be found below, outlines the process for obtaining a permit or for registering an agricultural use.

Compliance

Each permit or permit application or registration or registration application, must comply with regulation as set forth in R.61-119, South Carolina Surface Water Withdrawal, Permitting, Use and Reporting.

Law(s)

South Carolina Surface Water Withdrawal, Permitting, Use and Reporting Act [49-4-10]

Regulations

http://www.scdhec.gov/environment/water/reg.htm      

Public Notice

http://www.scdhec.gov/environment/water/PN_sfw.htm  

Interbasin Transfer (IBT) Information

Generalized Map of IBT River Basins

For more detailed information please see Regulation 61.119 section F.2.d.

Forms

Groundwater

Information regarding groundwater use and reporting can be found here: Groundwater Capacity Use Program

Additional Information

Existing Users Forum Presentation

Contact

Michael Bishop, Hydrogeologist, (803) 898-3553
Mr. Rob Devlin, Manager, (803) 898-3798