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Santee Cooper's Proposed Pee Dee Generating Station

DHEC has announced that an air quality permit for the proposed Santee Cooper project in Florence County has been issued. More information on this permit and the proposed facility is available here.

First Earth Day Awards Program announced

"The award will be given to recognize people or businesses that implement sustainable, environmentally-conscious practices or programs that improve or protect our state’s environment," said Bob King, deputy commissioner for DHEC's Environmental Quality Control. "The awards program is open to businesses, groups, families or individuals in South Carolina." >> more details << .

DHEC's State Vital Records Office onsite services temporarily suspended

COLUMBIA – In order to provide better customer service, the State Vital Records office located at 2600 Bull Street in Columbia will be updated beginning Nov. 3, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control announced today. >> more details <<