Stormwater Management and Sediment Reduction Act (South Carolina)

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Place South Carolina

Applies to States or Provinces South Carolina
Name Stormwater Management and Sediment Reduction Act (South Carolina)

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 State/Province

Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


This Act sets general restrictions and permitting requirements on activities with the potential to disturb land and therefore contribute to erosion and sediment and alter stormwater runoff. Prior to engaging in such activities, persons must submit a stormwater management and sediment control plan to the Department of Health and Environmental Control or another appropriate implementing agency and receive a permit to proceed. Certain activities – such as emergency maintenance, underground placement of electricity and gas transmission lines, and activities conducted with alternative permits – are exempt from this provision and other portions of this Act.

Policy Contact

Department South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
Division Bureau of Water
Address 2600 Bull Street

Place Columbia, South Carolina
Zip/Postal Code 29201
Phone (803) 898-DHEC (3432)
Phone 2 (803) 898-4300
Fax (803) 898-3795

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

Authority 1: S.C. Code 48-14

Date Enacted 1991

Authority 2: S.C.R. 72-300 et seq.

Date Enacted 1992