Governing Law and Regulations
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Office of Environmental Quality Control Bureau of Air Quality
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. South Carolina is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer its own air emissions operating permit program. The South Carolina Title V operating permit program follows the federal provisions, including provisions establishing greenhouse gas permitting thresholds, and received full approval from EPA.
• Administration and enforcement. The Bureau of Air Quality in DHEC's Office of Environmental Quality Control administers and enforces the state's air emissions operating permitting regulations.
NON-TITLE V OPERATING PERMITS
South Carolina requires any source of air contaminants, including installation of any device for the control of air contaminant discharges, to obtain an operating permit. A written request to obtain an operating permit must be submitted to DHEC no later than 15 days before placing any new, increased, or modified ...