DHEC's Bureau of Air Quality (BAQ) is responsible for managing South Carolina's air quality permitting program. The BAQ is the EPA delegated authority for stationary source permitting. In this role, BAQ issues construction and operating permits to industrial, commercial, and institutional sources that use or store materials with a potential to emit air pollutants into the air we breathe. These permits are required by Federal and State laws and regulations.
The Engineering Services Division, which administers the permitting process, has four sections: Piedmont Permitting, Sandhills and Pulp & Paper Permitting, Coastal Plains and Power Permitting, and General Permitting and Support. This division's primary function is to review permit applications and issue air quality construction, operating, and registration permits to facilities that emit regulated air pollutants.
Please use the navigation bar on the left to learn more about the different types of air permits, their application and compliance processes, associated forms and guidance, and contacts for air permitting in South Carolina.
For more information please contact the Bureau of Air Quality at (803) 898-4123 or by email.