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Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. South Carolina is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer its own air emissions operating permit program. The South Carolina Title V operating permit program follows the federal provisions, including provisions establishing greenhouse gas permitting thresholds, and received full approval from EPA.
• Administration and enforcement. The Bureau of Air Quality in DHEC's Office of Environmental Quality Control administers and enforces the state's air emissions operating permitting regulations.
South Carolina requires any source of air contaminants, including installation of any device for the control of air contaminant discharges, to obtain an operating permit. A written request to obtain an operating permit must be submitted to DHEC no later than 15 days before placing any new, increased, or ...