South Carolina GHG Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

South Carolina GHG Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting: 40 CFR 98

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GHG permitting: South Carolina Code of Regulation (R.) 61-62.5-7, 40 CFR 52.2122, R. 61-62.70.1 to 61-62.70.9, and 40 CFR 70 Appendix A

GHG reduction targets: Executive Order (E.O.) 2007-04

Climate action plan (CAP): E.O. 2007-04

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. Before 2009, little action was taken at the federal level, beyond voluntary initiatives, to implement greenhouse gas (GHG) management strategies ensuring that GHG emissions are accounted for and controlled. However, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has changed its stance and is initiating actions to monitor and control GHG emissions.

South Carolina has taken actions to quantify GHG emissions and is in the process of implementing policies to address and reduce GHG emissions.

Administration and enforcement. The Bureau of Air Quality in DHEC's Office of Environmental Quality Control will administer the state's climate change programs to address GHG emissions.

State Requirements

REPORTING GHG EMISSIONS

Mandatory Reporting

At this time, South Carolina has no mandatory GHG reporting requirements beyond the federal mandatory GHG reporting rule. See the national section GHG MANAGEMENT for more information on mandatory GHG reporting.

Voluntary Reporting

South Carolina is a member of the Climate Registry, which supports voluntary and regulatory GHG emissions reporting programs. See REGIONAL ...


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