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 (EO) 2007-04

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. Applicable sources must comply with the federal greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting program under 40 CFR 98. South Carolina has no additional mandatory GHG reporting. South Carolina has established targets to reduce GHG emissions in the state.

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

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 PROGRAMS in this section for more information on the Climate Registry.

GHG PERMITTING

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

South Carolina has established thresholds for GHG emissions above, which sources must comply with the requirements of Prevention of Significant Deterioration and/or the Title V Operating Permit program. The permitting ...


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Comparison: State vs. Federal
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