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

  • 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.
  • About the Proposed Beachfront Jurisdictional Lines 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2017-10)
    This sheet answers questions about beachfront jurisdictional lines such as: Why is DHEC updating the jurisdictional lines, why now, how are jurisdictional lines established, do the proposed setback lines create a no-build ...
  • TURN THE KEY, BE IDLE FREE! 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2017-09)
    Idling releases pollutants that can harm human health and the environment. Limit warm-up idling to 30 seconds, even in cold weather. Turn off your engine if you expect to be stopped for more than 30 seconds (except in ...
  • Simplifying the Air Permitting Process : Operating Permits 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Air Permitting Division (South Carolina State Library, 2017-08)
    Any facility that is required to obtain an air quality construction permit issued by the Bureau of Air Quality must obtain an operating permit when the new or altered source is placed into operation. An air operating ...
  • South Carolina Dam Safety News 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Dam Safety Program (South Carolina State Library, 2017-08)
    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.
  • Landfill Post-Closure Permit Conversions 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Mining and Solid Waste Management (South Carolina State Library, 2017-06)
    In May 2008, all existing landfill regulations [municipal solid waste (MSW), industrial, and construction and demolition debris (C&D)] were repealed and simultaneously replaced with a new regulation 61-107.19 that became ...
  • Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Recipe Cards 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2017-06)
    These are cards giving recipes for fruit and vegetable dishes. Recipes include: confetti bean salsa, Mediterranean quinoa salad, minty watermelon cucumber salad, quick refrigerator pickles, broccoli salad, apple, cranberry ...
  • Creating Active Community Environments in South Carolina : A Grassroots Guide 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2017-05)
    This is a beginner’s guide for communities that are interested in creating an active community environment. This includes local coalitions, community groups, and interested citizens who want to improve their built environment. ...
  • An Owner/Operator’s Implementation Guide For the South Carolina Underground Storage Tank Control Regulations 61-92 Part 280 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2017-04)
    This brochure outlines new regulations effective May 26, 2017 for underground storage tanks.
  • A Preliminary Assessment of the Groundwater Conditions in Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Lexington, and Orangeburg Counties, South Carolina 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control; South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2017-05)
    The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has reviewed reports on local groundwater conditions by the SCDNR and USGS in conjunction with reported groundwater withdrawal data for the counties of this ...
  • Cigarette Litter Reduction Pilot Study 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2017-03)
    This study at Folly Beach was to enhance awareness and reduce cigarette litter on the beach. 15 new cigarette receptacles were installed at select walkovers to encourage proper disposal of cigarette litter. Flyers and ...
  • Ozone and your health 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control; United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Air, Noise, and Radiation (South Carolina State Library, 2017-02)
    Ozone, the main ingredient of smog, presents a serious air quality problem in many parts of the United States. Even at low levels, ozone can cause health effects. You can take simple steps, described in this pamphlet, to ...

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