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 requires new and modified sources of air pollution to have permits. A construction permit must be obtained before the modification of an existing source or installation of a new emissions source begins. An operating permit must be obtained before the source commencing operations. Major sources are required to comply with the applicable provisions of Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD), nonattainment New Source Review (NSR), and Title V standards.
South Carolina has adopted most federal emissions standards, ...