Construction in Navigable Waters (South Carolina)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||South Carolina|
|Name||Construction in Navigable Waters (South Carolina)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Siting and Permitting|
This South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control program establishes a number of provisions regarding waters, water resources, and drainage in South Carolina. Navigable streams and rivers are declared to be common highways and “forever free”. The obstruction of such waterways is prohibited. A permit is required for hydroelectric projects necessitating the impoundment or diversion of navigable streams; some exemptions apply. The remainder of this legislation addresses permitting fees, landowner obligations, and the use of navigable waterways for timber transport.
|Department||South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control|
|Division||Bureau of Water|
|Address||2600 Bull Street|
|Place||Columbia, South Carolina|
|Phone||(803) 898-DHEC (3432)|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||S.C. Code 49-1|
|Authority 2:||S.C.R. 19-450|