The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Environmental Affairs area publishes a variety of documents on air and water quality, environmental health services, land and waste management, and environmental regulation.

Recent Submissions

  • Waccamaw capacity use area : groundwater evaluation 

    Hughes, Andrea L. H.; Foxworth, Lance; South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2019-01)
    This explains the groundwater management plan for the Waccamaw Region which includes Horry and Georgetown counties and provides an evaluation of current groundwater use and recommendations for its management going forward.
  • Does your home have a radon problem? 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-12)
    This brochure gives facts about radon, its risks what you can do and a chart describing radon levels and lifetime risk of lung cancer from radon exposure in homes.
  • Chem-Nuclear Site annual update 2018 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-12)
    Since 2007 the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has published the Chem-Nuclear Site annual update discussing the environmental aspects of the site.
  • Keep your butts out of our rivers & ocean! 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-08)
    Cigarette butts continue to rank among the top most common types of marine debris found worldwide. The Coastal Waccamaw Stormwater Education Consortium and its partners are implementing the Grand Strand Cigarette Litter ...
  • Composting is smart business 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-08)
    This is a simple guide for starting a composting program at your facility. It shows how to get started, gives composting options for large and small businesses, explains on-site composting and in-vessel composting and how ...
  • Look out for lead : how can I find out if there is lead in my home? 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-06)
    This brochure answers these questions: When does lead-based paint become a hazard?, How can I find out if my home contains lead?, How do I find a certified lead risk assessor, inspector, or contractor in my area?, How do ...
  • South Carolina dam safety news 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Dam Safety Program (South Carolina State Library, 2018-05)
    This periodical published by DHEC's Dam Safety Program shares the work that the agency is doing across the state when it comes to dam safety.
  • Thank you for your interest in testing your home for radon 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-04)
    This paper tells how to obtain a radon testing kit.
  • Lead-based paint waste & residue disposal advisory 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-02)
    This sheet gives information and directions on safe disposal of lead-based paint.
  • Environmental careers 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-02)
    This sheet examines environmental careers in general and specific careers available at DHEC.
  • 2018 perc dry cleaner compliance calendar 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-03)
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has set standards for the control of perc releases from dry cleaning facilities. Perc is suspected of causing cancer in humans. This calendar for the dry cleaning industry is used ...
  • Septic system : homeowner's guide & record keeping folder 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-01)
    This owner’s guide can help you use and maintain your septic system properly and provides a place to record and store important information, such as your permit, a sketch of your system, maintenance records, and fact sheets. ...
  • Don't forget to test your home for radon! 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-02)
    This is a reminder to test your home for radon using the kit DHEC provided to you. If you have any questions about radon or your radon test kit, please call:1-800-768-0362 (toll-free) You can also send an email to ...
  • Learn before you burn 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-02)
    This sheet shows what is legal and not legal to burn in South Carolina. Burning trash is illegal in South Carolina. State law requires that you notify the S.C. Forestry Commission before you burn certain vegetative materials. ...
  • South Carolina Guide to Beachfront Property 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2017-12)
    This guide is designed to address questions that arise for individuals purchasing coastal property. It provides guidance on topics, such as what to consider before buying coastal property, how to renovate coastal property, ...
  • Basic radon facts 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2017-12)
    This sheet gives facts about radon, its risks and what you can do to fix the problem.
  • Does Your Home Have a Radon Problem? 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2017-12)
    This brochure gives facts about radon, its risks what you can do and a chart describing radon levels and lifetime risk of lung cancer from radon exposure in homes.
  • Air Permitting Process 

    South Carolina Bureau of Air Quality (South Carolina State Library, 2017-11)
    This flow chart shows the air permitting process from start to finish.
  • 2018 tide tables 

    South Carolina Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (South Carolina State Library, 2017-11)
    This chart shows the 2018 tide schedules for various locations along the South Carolina coast.
  • Onsite Wastewater Systems : Standard 610 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2017-10)
    This sheet describes South Carolina regulation 61-56, having to do with onsite wastewater systems.

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