Soil and Water Conservation Districts (South Carolina)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place South Carolina


   
Applies to States or Provinces South Carolina
Name Soil and Water Conservation Districts (South Carolina)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector Local



























Program Administrator South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Primary Website http://www.dnr.sc.gov/conservation/index.html
Applicable Jurisdiction Designated Soil and Water Conservation Districts; a list may be found on the DNR website: http://www.dnr.sc.gov/conservation/index.html


Last Review 2014-09-15



Summary

Soil and Water Conservation Districts are local governmental subdivisions of the state of South Carolina, established to provide for land and water conservation and prevent erosion in the state. Soil and Water Conservation Districts may be established by petition of any 25 owners of land lying in the territory of the proposed district; petitions are subject to approval by the Department of Natural Resources. Districts are authorized to establish local rules and regulations pertaining to water and land use and development, and may be assisted in their projects by the Department. For a detailed description of district powers, see S.C. Code section 48-9-1270. Watershed Conservation Districts may also be established within Soil and Water Conservation Districts to aid with plans or programs related to the control or prevention of soil erosion or flooding; the conservation, protection, improvement, development, or utilization of soil and water resources; stormwater management; or the disposal of water. This Act largely succeeds the Erosion and Sediment Reduction Act of 1983, which calls on Soil and Water Conservation Districts to perform similar functions and regulate activities that may disturb land and contribute to erosion.



Policy Contact

Department South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Division Land Resources and Conservation Districts Division
Address Rembert C. Dennis Building
Address 2 1000 Assembly Street
Place Columbia, South Carolina
Zip/Postal Code 29201
Phone 803-734-9100


Email webmaster@dnr.sc.gov
Website http://www.dnr.sc.gov/
Department South Carolina Soil and Water Conservation Society










     

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

Authority 1: S.C. Code 48-9 (Soil and Water Conservation Districts)

Date Enacted 1962


Authority 2: S.C. Code 48-11 (Watershed Conservation Districts)

Date Enacted 1962


Authority 3: S.C. Code 48-18 (Erosion and Sediment Reduction Act of 1983)

Date Enacted 1983


Authority 4: S.C.R. 72-101 (Erosion and Sediment Reduction and Stormwater Management Regulations)

















References