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Environmental Quality Control (EQC)

  • Air Quality (Asbestos, Education & Outreach, General Information, Permitting)
  • Land and Waste Management (Emergency Response, Hazardous Waste Management, Mining, Radioactive Waste Management, Recycling, Solid Waste Management)
  • Water (Drinking Water, Wastewater, Groundwater, Agricultural Facilities, Storm Water, Dams and Reservoirs Safety, Wetlands, Watersheds, Recreational Waters)

Bureau of Air Quality

General Air Pollution  |   Asbestos  |   Permitting

Note: For copies of any of the following, please contact Michael Monroe via e-mail or telephone at (803) 898-3261.

The following documents are in pdf format.

General Air Pollution:

S.C. DHEC Regulation 61-62, Air Pollution Control Regulations

Air Quality Annual Reports - Published annually to keep the public informed of statewide air quality, exceedances of ambient air quality standards, if any, progress in attainment or maintenance of standards, health hazards of air pollution, and air quality public participation.

Asbestos:

Asbestos Fact Sheet
Basic information on what is asbestos and the health concerns regarding the removal of asbestos.

Regulatory Requirements For Building Inspection
A summary for building inspectors and building owners of building inspection requirements and a summary of required sampling protocol.

South Carolina Based Training Providers
A list of asbestos training providers with address and phone number information.

Contractor, Building Inspector Lists
A list of currently licensed asbestos abatement contractors and a list of currently licensed building inspectors/management planners which are printed monthly.

Permitting:

Air Quality Permitting for Industrial Facilities
Provides a general overview of the air permitting process, requirements and timeframes for obtaining construction and operating permits in SC.

Fact Sheet on NESHAP for Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Facilities
An overview on the handling of volatile organic compounds (VOCS) pursuant to Section 112c of the Clean Air Act, Shipbuilding and Ship Repair (Surface Coating).

Fact Sheet on Final Air Toxics Regulation for Wood Furniture Manufacturing Operations
An overview on the US EPA final rule to reduce air toxics emissions from wood manufacturing facilities.

Site-Specific Test Plan / Final Report Checklist

Bureau of Land and Waste Management

Brownfields  |   Emergency Response   |   Hazardous Waste  |   Infectious Waste  |   Mining
Radioactive Waste  |   Recycling  |   Solid Waste  |   Superfund  |   Underground Storage Tanks

Brownfields

Voluntary Cleanup Program Brochure
A brochure which provides information on the South Carolina Voluntary Cleanup Program and the state's Brownfields Initiative.
Copies and Information: Robert Hodges (803) 898-0919

Emergency Planning / Emergency Response

Emergency Response Information/Publications

Hazardous Waste

Compliance Monitoring Inspection Checklist for Interim Status Facilities
October, 1997 - A checklist used as guidance by State hazardous waste personnel when conducting RCRA inspections. This is a stand-alone reference for the entitled regulated entities.
Information: Bobby Lee, (803) 898-0464
Copies: Freedom of Information Office, (803) 898-3882

Compliance Monitoring Inspection Checklist for Over 1000 kg per Month Generators
October, 2003 - A checklist used as guidance by State hazardous waste personnel when conducting RCRA inspections. This is a stand-alone reference for the entitled regulated entities.
Information: Bobby Lee, (803) 898-0464
Copies: Freedom of Information Office, (803) 898-3882

S.C. Hazardous Waste Compliance Checklist for Over 1000 kg per Month Generators
Information: Bobby Lee, (803) 898-0464
Copies: Freedom of Information Office, (803) 898-3882

Compliance Monitoring Inspection Checklist for Small Quantity Generators
October, 2003 - A checklist used as guidance by State hazardous waste personnel when conducting RCRA inspections. This is a stand-alone reference for the entitled regulated entities.
Information: Bobby Lee, (803) 898-0464
Copies: Freedom of Information Office, (803) 898-3882

S.C. Hazardous Waste Compliance Checklist for Small Quantity Generators
Information: Bobby Lee, (803) 898-0464
Copies: Freedom of Information Office, (803) 898-3882

Commercial Facility Inspection Program: Detailed Protocol for Warning Notice
January, 1994 - A description of the procedures used by State Commercial Facility Inspection Program personnel regarding the use of the Warning Notice (a ticket system used for noting non-compliance with RCRA/State Regulations at commercial off-site TSDR facilities.
Information: Bobby Lee, (803) 898-0464
Copies: Freedom of Information Office, (803) 898-3882

RCRA Inspection Protocol
October, 1997 - Memorandum describing procedures used by State when conducting inspection to coordinate activities between field and central office staff.
Information: Bobby Lee, (803) 898-0464
Copies: Freedom of Information Office, (803) 898-3882

Inspection Checklist Protocol
October, 1997 - A memorandum describing the procedures for using the 5 compliance monitoring inspection checklists listed above.
Information: Bobby Lee, (803) 898-0464
Copies: Freedom of Information Office, (803) 898-3882

Revised Protocol for Incineration Fee
December, 1993 - A memorandum describing the procedures for tracking and collection of the $10/ton incineration fee.
Information: Bobby Lee, (803) 898-0464 or Shari Rankin (803) 896-8971
Copies: Freedom of Information Office, (803) 898-3882

South Carolina Small Quantity Generator Manual
October, 1993 - Outlines the State hazardous waste requirements for conditionally exempt and small quantity generators.
Information: Bobby Lee, (803) 898-0464
Copies: Freedom of Information Office, (803) 898-3882

Uniform Enforcement Policy for the Office of Environmental Quality Control
September, 1999 - A description of the procedures for the conduct of enforcement actions and criteria for the civil penalty assessment procedure used by State enforcement personnel.
Copies: Freedom of Information Office, (803) 898-3882

Penalty Calculation for Repeat Violations
September, 1999 - A description of the guidelines used by State enforcement personnel to calculate civil penalties.
Copies: Freedom of Information Office, (803) 898-3882

Addendum to 1996 Hazardous Waste Enforcement Response Policy 
September, 2000 - This memorandum from US EPA answers some of the questions regarding the classification of Significant Non-Compliers (SNCs) under this policy.
Copies: Freedom of Information Office, (803) 898-3882

SC Hazardous Waste Management Regulations (R.61-79) 
South Carolina's hazardous waste regulations governing the treatment, storage, and disposal (TSD) of hazardous wastes; the permitting of those facilities, and the storage and manifesting of generator's hazardous waste. Cost: $25.00
Information: Carolyn McLaughlin, (803) 896-4254
Copies: Freedom of Information Office, (803) 898-3882

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Infectious Waste

Infectious Waste Generator Information Brochure

Infectious Waste Transporter Information Brochure

2013 Infectious Waste Annual Report A report of the amount of infectious waste generated in the state in the past and an estimate of the amount of waste that may be generated in the state in the next year.

Memo about Transporting Non-regulated Waste

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Mining

Radioactive Waste

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Recycling

DHEC's Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling http://www.scdhec.gov/recycle offers posters, fact sheets, activity books, brochures, annual reports, public service announcements (PSAs) and more. Visit the Web to learn more! Printed versions of many of these documents also are available from the Office's Resource Center located at 2600 Bull Street in Columbia, SC or by calling the Recycling Hot Line at 1-800-768-7348.

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Solid Waste

Solid Waste Management Annual Report
Summarizing the solid waste, waste reduction and recycling activities in South Carolina.
Information: Amanda St. John (803-898-1324)

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Superfund / State Remendiation

FY08 Hazardous Waste Contingency Fund Annual Report

FY09 Hazardous Waste Contingency Fund Annual Report

FY10 Hazardous Waste Contingency Fund Annual Report

FY11 Hazardous Waste Contingency Fund Annual Report

FY12 Hazardous Waste Contingency Fund Annual Report

DHEC's Hazardous Waste Contingency Fund Annual Report summarizes the State Remediation Program's implementation and discusses specific sites which have had State money expended during the fiscal year. For additional information, contact R. Gary Stewart at 803-898-0778 or email him at stewarrg@dhec.sc.gov.

Decision Tree documents:

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Underground Storage Tanks

UST News
Quarterly newsletter about the UST program in South Carolina.
Copies available on the UST webpage.
Information: Eric Cathcart, (803) 898-0633

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Bureau of Water

Brochures  |   Fact Sheets  |   Forms  |   Guidance Documents  |   Newsletters  |   Water Quality  |   General Documents  |  

Report on the Health of South Carolina's People and Environment

Water Brochures

Common Water Quality Problems & Their Treatment (PDF-919K)
Describes common drinking water quality problems and their treatment

General Information on Public Meetings for Agricultural Facilities (except large swine facilities) (PDF-10KB)

Residential Well Disinfection (PDF-241KB)

The Facts on Drilling Your Own Well (PDF-831K)

Turning the Tide: A Citizen's Guide to Protecting Our Water Resources from Runoff Pollution (PDF-6.5MB)
A 31 page booklet about how you can protect SC's Water Resources by preventing runoff pollution.

Wetlands...and Their Importance (PDF-49KB)

Wetlands: Essential for Wildlife Habitat, Improving Water Quality and Providing Flood Protection (PDF-171KB)

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Water Fact Sheets

The Facts On Wetlands (PDF-124KB)
Water Conservation (PDF - 1 MB)

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Water Articles and Newsletters

Drinking Water Articles

Turning the Tide
Information about nonpoint source programs at DHEC.

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Water Quality

303(d) List - State of South Carolina Integrated Report Part I: Listing of Impaired Waters

305b Report - State of South Carolina Integrated Report Part II: Assessment and Reporting

An Environmental Study of Broad Creek and the Okatee River Final Report

Antidegradation Implementation for Water Quality Protection in South Carolina
July 1998 (PDF-155K)

Antidegradation for Activities Contributing Nonpoint Source Pollution to Impaired Waters
November 1999 (PDF-72K) Catawba / Wateree River Basin Water Use Report
2004 (PDF-718K)

Citizen's Guide to Clean Water

Drinking Water System Compliance Report

Final Report of the Statewide Task Force on Forest Buffers
July 2000 (PDF-348K)

State of South Carolina Monitoring Strategy (5.5 MB)
A document with appendices describing the Department's strategy for collecting and evaluating water quality data for use in its regulatory and environmental assessment programs.

Numeric Nutrient Water Quality Criteria  (The State of South Carolina's Adoption Plan)

Ocean Water Quality Monitoring Program
Procedure For Issuing Swimming Advisories
October 2003 (92K)

SC's Nonpoint Source Management Program
SC's Strategy for the Protection of Waters From Nonpoint Source Pollution. (3.5MB)

SC's Nonpoint Source Pollution Prevention Program Annual Report
Annual Report on Progress of Meeeting Milestones of the Nonpoint Source Management Program
(2.3MB)

Link to Information on the Condition of South Carolina's Estuarine and Coastal Habitats

Toxics Control Strategy:
Options for Data Analysis of Whole Effluent Toxicity Testing Required by NPDES Permits(286K)

Water Classification and Standards, [61-68]

Watershed Restoration Action Strategies
January 2000 (143KB)

Watershed Water Quality Management Strategy: Program Description

Watershed Water Quality Assessments (WWQA).

WWQA documents, prepared for all of the eight major basins in the state, describe a wealth of information about the basins, including: water chemistry information, biological monitoring information, physical characteristics, natural resources, growth potential, potential nonpoint source contributions, ground water concerns, and point source discharges. This information is presented through text and maps in these documents. The complete text from the documents can be downloaded below. Water Quality Data Appendices can be viewed on-line for WWQA published beginning in 2000. To get a copy of previous documents or appendices for previous documents, please contact the appropriate watershed manager. All documents are in pdf format. Maps and text for individual watersheds can also be viewed on-line: Savannah, Salkehatchie, Saluda, Edisto, Catawba, Santee, Pee Dee, Broad. Copies of these publications can be obtained from any of the watershed managers.

Watershed Water Quality Assessment: Catawba Basin
SCDHEC 2005, Technical report 012-05, 3rd edition

Watershed Water Quality Assessment: Santee Basin
SCDHEC 2005, Technical report 013-05, 3rd edition

Watershed Water Quality Assessment: Saluda Basin
SCDHEC 2004, Technical report 004-04, 3rd edition

Watershed Water Quality Assessment: Edisto Basin
SCDHEC 2004, Technical report 005-04, 3rd edition

Watershed Water Quality Assessment: Savannah Basin
SCDHEC 2010, Technical Report 02F-10, 4th Edition

Watershed Water Quality Assessment: Salkehatchie Basin
SCDHEC 2010, Technical report 003-10, 4th edition

Watershed Water Quality Assessment: Broad Basin
SCDHEC 2007, Technical report 006-07, 2nd edition

Watershed Water Quality Assessment: Pee Dee Basin
SCDHEC 2007, Technical report 005-07, 3rd edition

Archived Watershed Water Quality Assessments (1993-2003)


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General

SDWA Annual Report
(Details activities of South Carolina's Drinking Water Program including fee assessment and program accomplishments)

Hydrogeologic Data Summary for the Upper Floridan Aquifer, Southern Beaufort County, South Carolina.

Onsite Wastewater Systems Assessment (This report presents the results of a targeted groundwater assessment conducted with respect to the performance of Onsite Wastewater Systems (OSWS) in the coastal region of South Carolina during spring 2005 - winter 2006).


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