Water Quality Standards Regulations: South Carolina
Presented are water quality standards in effect for Clean Water Act (CWA) purposes for this state.
EPA is posting these standards as a convenience to users and has made a reasonable effort to assure their accuracy. For each document listed under "State Standards in Effect for CWA Purposes", EPA has made a reasonable effort to identify parts of the standards that are disapproved or are otherwise not in effect for CWA purposes. Additionally, please note the documents may also contain provisions that EPA does not have the authority and duty to act on under the Clean Water Act because the provisions are not water quality standards.
State Standards in Effect for CWA Purposes
Water Classifications & Standards Regulations (R.61-68) (2020) (pdf)
(Effective April 22, 2021) These regulations establish water quality standards for surface and ground waters. Additional provisions related to groundwater, that are outside the scope of the Clean Water Act and the implementing federal regulations are included in these regulations as supplementary information.
Classified Waters Regulations (R.61-69) (2020) (pdf)
(Effective April 22, 2021) These regulations alphabetically list the waters in South Carolina that have been specifically classified, gives the specified classification, any site-specific criteria, and describes the boundaries of the specific use classification and the county of location.
Federally Proposed or Promulgated Standards
- None at this time.
- Jamal Cooper
The document suggests how states and authorized tribes can conduct online public hearings in lieu of in-person public hearings, consistent with federal public hearing requirements.