S. C. Stormwater Management and Sediment Reduction Regulations. Dwayne E. Creel, P.E. Manager, SCDHEC Stormwater, Agricultural and Dams and Reservoir Safety Permitting Section. What Regulations Apply to Land Disturbing Activities?.
Dwayne E. Creel, P.E.
Manager, SCDHEC Stormwater, Agricultural and Dams and Reservoir Safety Permitting Section
$100/disturbed acre up to a maximum of $2000
$125 (If the project is exempt from the State permitting requirement, but requires a review for NPDES coverage, then a $100/disturbed acre fee also applies)
- inline treatment devices (Stormceptor, Vortechnics, Baysaver, etc.)
- grassed swales
- buffer strips
- drop inlet filter devices (filter socks, bags, etc.)
- bioretention areas
inspecting the pond once a month
mowing grass and weeds when necessary
regrading and restablizing, if necessary, etc.
Owners/operators of construction activities that disturb 10 or more acres must submit monthly reports to DHEC summarizing the inspections and compliance status
- preparer of the SWPPP or someone who works directly for the plan preparer
- someone with a registration equivalent to that of the plan preparer or someone who works directly for that equivalent individual
- a Certified Sediment and Erosion Control Inspector (must have been certified through a DHEC approved training course, passed an examination, and have adequate work experience in sediment and erosion control)
Civil penalties of up to $10,000 per day per violation
Criminal penalties of up to $25,000 per day per violation