South Carolina Air - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

South Carolina Air - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

State implementation plan (SIP): 40 CFR 51 and 40 CFR 52.2120 to 52.2141

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Attainment status: 40 CFR 81.341

Air permits: South Carolina Code of Regulations (R.) 61-62.1(II), R. 61-62.5, and R. 61-62.70

Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs): 40 CFR 61, 40 CFR 63, R. 61-62.61, R. 61-62.63, and R. 61-62.5

New source performance standards (NSPS): R. 61-62.60

Accidental release and risk management program: 40 CFR 68 and R. 61-62.68.1 to 61-62.68.220

Pollutant transport:

Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR): R. 61-62.96 and R. 61-62.99

Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR): 40 CFR 97.401 to 97.735

Regulatory Agency

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. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control's (DHEC) Bureau of Air Quality is responsible for administering and enforcing South Carolina's air pollution rules. South Carolina's air program is shaped by its state implementation plan (SIP), which sets forth basic strategies for implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). As mandated by the federal Clean Air Act (CAA), each state must adopt and submit a SIP to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval.

Administration and enforcement. South Carolina's air program is implemented and enforced by DHEC's Bureau of Air Quality.

State Requirements



South Carolina's SIP was officially submitted to EPA in January 1972 and is frequently amended ...

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