Governing Law and Regulations
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) The South Carolina Environmental Excellence Program (SCEEP)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. South Carolina does not have its own pollution prevention rules. However, the federal pollution prevention rules are effective in South Carolina.
• Administration and enforcement. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) administers a voluntary program, the South Carolina Environmental Excellence Program (SCEEP). EPA Region 4 administers and enforces federal pollution prevention (P2) programs in South Carolina.
Purpose and Eligibility
The SCEEP is a voluntary program designed for companies committed to continuous environmental improvement. The program encourages companies to make a voluntary commitment to promote and practice P2, energy, and other resource conservation.
This program is open to any South Carolina organization, company, or facility committed to reducing its wastestreams through P2 activities, and/or through reducing energy or other resource consumption with the goal of improving South Carolina's environment.
Ineligible applicants include any applicant or facility that has a pattern of permit exceedances, notices of violation, fines, civil penalties, and/or criminal investigations that indicate a lack of commitment to continuously improving environmental performance.
The SCEEP program provides the ...