Regulation Development Update

DHEC produces this Regulation Development Update within one business day of publication of the South Carolina State Register (the fourth Friday of each month).

The Update reports DHEC's regulation development activity, including proposed new regulations, amendments, and repeals of existing regulations, currently pending.  Each entry presents a summary, status, and (upon assignment by the S.C. Legislative Council) a searchable S.C. State Register Document Number.  Legislative Council assigns a Document Number at the Notice of Proposed Regulation stage of the regulation promulgation process.  The Document Number remains with the regulation development activity throughout the process.

Links to non-DHEC organizations found at this site are provided solely as a service to our users.  DHEC is not responsible for their content.

While DHEC has made every effort to maintain the accuracy of content presented in this Regulation Development Update, it reserves the right to correct errors when discovered.

*Please read the following notice published in the September 25, 2020, S.C. State Register regarding public hearing procedures for regulations for the remainder of 2020 and 2021. The published notice can also be found on the S.C. State Register's website.

Pending Regulatory Development Activities (October 22, 2021 - November 25, 2021)

Please note, not all DHEC programs have pending regulatory development activities at this time.

Full Regulation Development Update


Activity by Program Area

Environmental Affairs

Air Quality Regulatory Update Environmental Health Services Regulatory Update Land and Waste Management Regulatory Update Water Regulatory Update

Healthcare Systems + Services

Healthcare Systems + Services Regulatory Update



There are no DHEC Emergency Regulations in effect at this time.


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