Dams and Reservoirs Safety Act (South Carolina)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||South Carolina|
|Name||Dams and Reservoirs Safety Act (South Carolina)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Siting and Permitting|
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.
|Department||South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control|
|Division||Bureau of Water|
|Address||2602 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 49-11|
|Authority 2:||S.C.R. 72-1|