South Carolina Stormwater-Municipalities regulations & environmental compliance analysis

South Carolina Stormwater-Municipalities: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for stormwater discharges: South Carolina Code of Regulations (R.) 61-9.122.26

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Municipalities: R. 61-9.122.30 to 61-9.122.36

Regulatory Agencies

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Bureau of Water Stormwater, Construction, Agricultural, and Dams Permitting Division

DHEC Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM)

South Carolina Land Resources Conservation Commission (LRCC)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. South Carolina has authority from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer the federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program for stormwater discharges associated with municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s). The state generally follows the federal MS4 permitting requirements. See the national section STORMWATER—MUNICIPALITIES for more information about the federal requirements.

Administration and enforcement. DHEC's Stormwater, Construction, Agricultural, and Dams Permitting Division in the Bureau of Water administers and enforces the stormwater discharge permit rules for MS4s.

State Requirements


R. 61-9.122.30 to 61-9.122.36

MS4s may apply for either a general or individual permit for coverage of stormwater discharges. If applying for a general permit, an applicant must submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) that includes information about best management practices (BMPs) and measurable goals. The NOI can be submitted ...

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South Carolina Stormwater-Municipalities Resources

Type Title
Forms Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit Forms
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