The Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is the designated state coastal management agency and is responsible for the implementation of the state’s Coastal Management Program. Implementation includes the direct regulation of impacts to coastal resources within the critical areas of the state including coastal waters, tidelands, beaches and beach dune systems; and indirect certification authority over federal actions and state permit decisions within the eight coastal counties.

Recent Submissions

  • South Carolina beach preservation stakeholder workgroup final report 

    South Carolina Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (2023-01)
    DHEC OCRM convened a South Carolina Beach Preservation Stakeholder Workgroup to identify recommendations as the State implements a policy of beach preservation. In addition to defining beach preservation, the Workgroup ...
  • Guidance for the development of local comprehensive beach management plans 

    South Carolina Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (South Carolina State Library, 2020-03-30)
    Local comprehensive beach management plans are an important and effective management tool for local governments. These plans provide guidance to state and federal agencies on local policies, regulations, and procedures ...
  • South Carolina Clean Marina 2017 guidebook 

    South Carolina Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management; National Marine Manufacturers Association South Carolina (South Carolina State Library, 2017)
    This guidebook provides direction to environmentally friendly practices for marina/boatyard facilities. As the framework of the South Carolina Clean Marina/Boatyard Program, this guidebook outlines a suite of best management ...