Chronology of the issuance, appeal, and
final approval of the South Carolina 1998 303(d) list of impaired waters

February 17, 1998: SCDHEC placed 303(d) list of impaired waters on public notice, notice period extended through March 23, 1998

March 31, 1998: SCDHEC submits the final 1998 303(d) list of impaired waters to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval

April 27, 1998: Western Carolina Regional Sewer Authority (WCRSA) files petition for administrative review of DHEC's final determination that a lake trophic state index of less than 250 requires placement on the 1998 303(d) list of impaired waters

June 16, 1998: The US EPA approves the South Carolina 1998 303(d) list of impaired waters

September 22, 1999: State Administrative Law Judge's Order for Summary Judgement - required DHEC to amend the 1998 303(d) list to remove lakes impaired due to phosphorus or pH

February 10, 2000: Settlement, Western Carolina Regional Sewer Authority, Combined Utilities of Easley, Greenwood Metropolitan District, SCDHEC, & Friends of the Reedy River - dismissed WCRSA's appeal of the 303(d) list

View the 1998 303(d) List (PDF- 7MB)