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DHEC's Board

Board Members

Responsibilities:

  • Appoints the agency director;
  • Provides policy guidance and oversight;
  • Approves regulations;
  • Hears appeals of regulatory decisions made by staff; and
  • In general, oversees the agency’s work and operations.
  • For a complete description of the board’s legal authority and makeup, see the S.C. Code of Laws, Section 44-1-20.

Appointments:

  • The board contains eight members.
  • All board members are appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the S.C. Senate.
  • Photo of the Board RoomOne board member is appointed from each of South Carolina's seven Congressional districts. The eighth board member is appointed at-large, which means they can be chosen from any part of the state.
  • The member-at-large serves as chairman of the board. The member-at-large also serves at the pleasure of the governor. This means the governor has the right to remove the member-at-large from the board at any time.
  • Once confirmed, the board members representing the state’s seven Congressional districts may not be replaced without their consent until their term ends.

Terms:

  • The seven Congressional district board seats operate on staggered four-year terms. Every two years, several of the seats cycle out of one four-year term and into a new four-year term.
  • When a person is appointed to the board, the length of their appointment will depend on how much time remains in their seat’s four-year cycle. For instance, if a board member resigns one year before his seat’s four-year term is due to end, his replacement will be appointed for a one-year term.
  • Whenever a board seat’s term is scheduled to end, the governor can either nominate the sitting appointee to a new term or nominate a new appointee altogether. Sitting members remain on the board until a replacement is approved by the S.C. Senate.

Meeting and Contact Information:

  • Regular monthly board meetings are open to the public.
  • Monthly meetings are held the second Thursday of each month, unless otherwise public noticed, in Room 3420 of DHEC's headquarters, 2600 Bull Street, Columbia.
  • E-mail board members or write to them at DHEC, 2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201.

Meeting Dates

  • Thursday, February 13
  • Thursday, March 13
  • Thursday, April 10
  • Thursday, May 8
  • Thursday, June 12
  • Thursday, July 10
  • Thursday, August 14
  • Thursday, September 11
  • Thursday, October 9
  • Thursday, November 13
  • Thursday, December 11