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 has developed its own regulations for the control of fugitive particulate matter emissions, visible emissions, and odor. In addition, the state has adopted the national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants and the federal new source performance standards, which contain source-specific standards for the control of fugitive emissions.
• Administration and enforcement. The Bureau of Air Quality of DHEC's Office of Environmental Quality Control administers and enforces the state's fugitive emissions rules.
FUGITIVE PARTICULATE MATTER EMISSIONS
All fugitive particulate matter emissions must be controlled to the degree that they do not result in an undesirable level of air pollution. Emissions controls must be what is widely accepted as reasonably available control technology. Restrictions on fugitive emissions and operating parameters resulting in fugitive emissions may be specified in a source's operating permit and determined on a case-by-case basis.
Problem areas are defined as areas in which:
- The ambient levels of particulate matter ...