South Carolina Air Permitting regulations & environmental compliance analysis

South Carolina Air Permitting: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Construction permits:

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Applicability: South Carolina Code of Regulations (R.) 61-62.1(II)A

Permit application: R. 61-62.1(II)C.1 and R. 61-62.1(II)C.3

Exemptions: R. 61-62.1(II)C.2 and R. 61-62.1(II)B

Notification: R. 61-62.1(II)A

Major source construction permits:

Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR): R. 61-62.5-7.1

Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD): R. 61-62.5-7

Synthetic minor construction permits: R. 61-62.1(II)E

Operating permits: R. 61-62.1(II)F and R. 61-62.1(II)H

Major source operating permits:

Title V permits: R. 61-62.70

Conditional major source operating permits: R. 61-62.1(II)G

Other state permits:

General permits: R. 61-62.1(II)D and R. 61-62.1(II)G.7

Registration permits: R. 61-62.1(II)I

Other permitting considerations:

Emissions inventory reporting: R. 61-62.1(III)

Public participation: R. 61-62.1(II)(N)

Source testing: R. 61-62.1(IV)

Regulatory Agency

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Office of Environmental Quality Control Bureau of Air Quality

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, including new source performance standards, National Emissions Standards ...

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