South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Office of Environmental Quality Control Bureau of Air Quality
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Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. South Carolina requested and received delegated authority for the risk management program required by Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act. State regulations for the risk management program were adopted and became effective in August 1998. The state program is substantially similar to the federal program and has been updated to incorporate amendments to the federal program. Refer to the national section RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM for more information.
For Title V sources required to develop a risk management plan (RMP), the requirements of the plan will be included in the facility's Title V operating permit as applicable requirements. Such sources are responsible for certifying compliance with the requirements of the risk management program as part of the annual Title V operating permit compliance certification. For more information, see the national section TITLE V.
• Administration and enforcement. South Carolina's DHEC is responsible for the implementation and enforcement of the risk management program in the state. The Bureau of Air Quality conducts site inspections and audits to determine compliance with the program requirements.
DHEC is responsible for checking that Title V sources have submitted a plan as required and for drafting a Title V operating permit containing the ...