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Air Quality

Laws & Regulations

The rules listed below link to many state and federal air regulations affecting facilities in South Carolina.

Environmental Protection Fees

DHEC does not assess fees for air permit applications, renewals, or revisions. Instead, the agency calculates air quality fees based on the tons of air emissions generated by a facility. All regulated pollutants, except carbon monoxide, are included in this calculation. To determine a facility's annual fee, DHEC multiplies a standard fee rate by the number of tons of billable pollutants created by a facility. Pollutants that are Federal Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) or State Toxic Air Pollutants (TAPs) and also VOCs or particulate matter are only billed once, even though these pollutants may be tracked separately. Each year, DHEC adjusts the fee rate based on the Consumer Price Index.

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