Notice of Violations
As a result of the statewide assessments of dams following the floods of October 2015, DHEC issued emergency orders covering 76 dams. DHEC sent a Notice of Violation (NoV) to owners of dams who did not provided documentation of their required action items by the deadline stated in the emergency order. Below are NoVs issued for dams in South Carolina as of October 21, 2015.
What is a Notice of Violation?
The Notice of Violaton is the first step in taking formal enforcement action against a dam owner. It provides further notification to the dam owner that the department may issue an administrative order and assess penalties,and reminds owners that DHEC may go on to their property to take needed actions as outlined in the emergency order, and can charge owners for such actions.