South Carolina NPDES regulations & environmental compliance analysis
South Carolina NPDES: What you need to know
Governing Law and Regulations
South Carolina Pollution Control Act: South Carolina Code Annotated 48-1-10 to 48-1-350
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. South Carolina is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer the federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program for wastewater discharges. South Carolina has adopted the federal NPDES regulation. This adoption extends to the numbering of the regulations. For example, the permit conditions provisions, which are located at 40 CFR 122.41, are located at R. 61-9.122.41 in the South Carolina regulations. See the national section NPDES PERMIT for more information on the federal regulations.
• Administration and enforcement. DHEC's Water Facilities Permitting Division is responsible for issuing NPDES permits and land application permits for industrial facilities, federal facilities, agricultural facilities, stormwater discharges, ...