2019 Triennial Review

Notice of Drafting

The Notice of Draftings for the 2019 triennial review of Regulation 61-68, Water Classifications and Standards, and Regulation 61-69, Classified Waters, were published in the State Register on Friday, February 22, 2019. The closing date for the public comment period is March 25, 2019.

R.61-68 Notice of Drafting (02-22-2019) R.61-69 Notice of Drafting (02-22-2019)


The Department received the following comments in response to the Notice of Drafting:

American Rivers comments South Carolina Rivers Forever comments South Carolina Water Quality Association comments Upstate Forever comments


Water Quality Standards Rule

EPA’s Water Quality Standards Regulatory Revisions were finalized in August 2015. The following document provides a summary of these revisions and describes how the final rule affects the 2019 Triennial Review.

EPA’s 2015 Water Quality Standards Regulatory Revisions


Stakeholder Meetings

The Department is hosting two stakeholder meetings in the near future to discuss the Notice of Drafting and to receive stakeholder input regarding Water Quality Standards issues and potential revisions to R.61-68 and R.61-69. Both meetings are open to the public, and the Department request any interested parties to attend one of the stakeholder meetings

Stakeholder Meeting #1

  • Tuesday April 23, 2019, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
    Linton Room (4011)
    2600 Bull Street
    Columbia, SC 29201
Triennial Review Meeting Summary - April 23, 2019
        


Stakeholder Meeting #2

  • Tuesday May 21, 2019, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
    Linton Room (4011)
    2600 Bull Street
    Columbia, SC 29201
Triennial Review Meeting Summary - May 21, 2019
        


Proposed Regulation

Staff Informational Forum

Hearing

Contact

If you have any questions or comments regarding the 2019 Triennial Review, please contact Andrew Edwards at edwardaj@dhec.sc.gov or 803-898-1271.

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Water Statewide