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Air Quality



The Enforcement Section ensures compliance with applicable Federal and State regulatory requirements by the application of tools that will return a violating source to compliance and provide an effective deterrent for future non-compliance. Regulations are applicable to many sources, including minor and major stationary sources, and may involve issues such as asbestos and open burning.

Contact Information:

Region Contact Name Phone Number
Upstate Region

Anderson EQC
Greenville EQC
Greenwood EQC
Spartanburg EQC
Matthew Brewer

Brian Smith (back-up)
(803) 898-4293

(803) 898-4056
Midlands Region

Aiken EQC
Columbia EQC
Lancaster EQC
Kevin Renwick (803) 898-4036
Pee Dee Region

Florence EQC
Myrtle Beach EQC
Sumter EQC
Curt Branham (803) 898-0395
Lowcountry Region

Beaufort EQC
Charleston EQC
Brian Smith (803) 898-4056

Objectives of the Enforcement Section:

  1. Return a violator to full compliance in a timely manner
  2. Act as a deterrent against future non-compliance
  3. Ensure that enforcement actions are fair, consistent, communicated clearly, documented, defensible, and timely
  4. Combine with compliance assistance to achieve, maintain, and enhance compliance

EQC Enforcement Webpage - DHEC Environmental Quality Control's Enforcement objectives, resources, and compliance tools

EQC Enforcement Activities - This includes the DHEC Environmental Quality Control's Enforcement Report for the monthly Board Meeting

For more information please contact the Bureau of Air Quality at (803) 898-4123 or by email.