Governing Law and Regulations
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Office of Environmental Quality Control Bureau of Air Quality
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Before 2009, little action was taken at the federal level, beyond voluntary initiatives, to implement greenhouse gas (GHG) management strategies ensuring that GHG emissions are accounted for and controlled. However, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has changed its stance and is initiating actions to monitor and control GHG emissions.
South Carolina has taken actions to quantify GHG emissions and is in the process of implementing policies to address and reduce GHG emissions.
• Administration and enforcement. The Bureau of Air Quality in DHEC's Office of Environmental Quality Control will administer the state's climate change programs to address GHG emissions.
REPORTING GHG EMISSIONS
At this time, South Carolina has no mandatory GHG reporting requirements beyond the federal mandatory GHG reporting rule. See the national section GHG MANAGEMENT for more information on mandatory GHG reporting.
South Carolina is a member of the Climate Registry, which supports voluntary and regulatory GHG emissions reporting programs. See REGIONAL ...