Dams and Reservoirs Safety Act (South Carolina)

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Place South Carolina

Applies to States or Provinces South Carolina
Name Dams and Reservoirs Safety Act (South Carolina)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Hydroelectric
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Primary Website http://www.scdhec.gov/environment/water/drsmainpage.htm

Last Review 2014-09-15


The Dams and Reservoirs Safety Act provides for the certification and inspection of dams in South Carolina and confers regulatory authority on the Department of Health and Environmental Control. Owners of dams and reservoirs are responsible for maintaining the safety of the structures, and must follow directives from the Department regarding dam maintenance, alteration, reconstruction, and removal in the event of unsafe conditions or lack of maintenance. Owners must also obtain Department approval prior to the construction, repair, alteration, enlargement, or removal of any dam or reservoir. Some exemptions apply for state- and federally-owned dams and small structures.

Policy Contact

Department South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
Division Bureau of Water
Address 2602 Bull Street

Place Columbia, South Carolina
Zip/Postal Code 29203
Phone (803) 898-DHEC (3432)


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: S.C. Code 49-11

Date Enacted 1962

Authority 2: S.C.R. 72-1
Date Effective 1997