Air Quality Department Decisions

The Bureau of Air Quality (BAQ) issues Department Decisions when permitting decisions have generated public interest because of potential health and/or environmental impacts. The information found on this page can also be viewed at S.C. DHEC's Central office at 2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201 through the Freedom of Information's Office.


Department Decisions include of the following documents:

  • Department Decision: Summary of decision;
  • Final Determination: Determination of a project's Prevention of Significant Air Quality Deterioration (PSD) requirements and limits; when applicable;
  • Permit: Conditions for constructing and operating the facility;
  • Statement of Basis: Summary of the project and its emissions, and explanation of regulatory applicability; and 
  • Response to Comments: Department's written response to comments received during the public comment period.

Additional documents or resources may also be included to provide specific information about the facility and/or its permitting decision process.

The procedure for appealing a permit decision before the Board of Health and Environmental Control is available here.

The contacts listed for each facility can be reach by phone at (803) 898-4123 or at the email addresses provided below.

Title County Date Issued
Enviva Pellets Greenwood, LLC Greenwood 11/10/2020
Enviva Pellets Greenwood, LLC owns and operates a wood pellet manufacturing facility. For more information please contact: Jo Anna Cunningham, BAQ Air Permitting Division, by email at cunninja@dhec.sc.gov. Additional information can also be found at: www.scdhec.gov/Enviva. Department Decision Letter to Citizens
Jasper Pellets, LLC Jasper 04/09/2020
Jasper Pellets, LLC processes wood shavings and sawdust into wood pellets. The facility is expanding its operation by adding additional equipment and increasing its potential throughput. The proposed facility redesign will increase the potential production to wood pellets to 210,000 tons per year. For more information please contact James C. Robinson, P.E., BAQ Air Permitting Division, by email at robinsjc@dhec.sc.gov.

Department Decision

Letter to Citizens

Luck Stone - Chester Quarry Chester 03/31/2020
Luck Stone – Chester Quarry has been issued a synthetic minor construction permit to install and operate a new crushed stone quarry and processing plant. For more information please contact: Lance Davis, BAQ Air Permitting Division, by email at davisml@dhec.sc.gov.

Department Decision

Letter to Citizens
RDA, LLC Williamsburg  3/25/2019
RDA LLC is a limestone quarry and processing plant located in Andrews, South Carolina. The facility will consist of crushers, screens, conveyors, a wash process, storage piles, truck hauling and loading and electric dewatering pumps. For more information please contact: Mareesa Singleton, BAQ Air Permitting Division, by email at singlemj@dhec.sc.gov.  
Adams Scrap Recycling LLC Greenville 02/15/2019
Adams Scrap Recycling LLC is a major recycler of metal products as well as glass, paper, plastic, and electronics. The facility will construct and operate a natural gas fired Secondary Aluminum processing rotary melting furnace with baghouse with lime injection. For more information please contact: Utpal Patel, BAQ Air Permitting Division, by email at patelub@dhec.sc.gov.
Corley Construction, LLC Richland 08/16/2017
Corley Construction, LLC (1900-0286-CA) is a new facility that will construct and operate an air curtain incinerator which will be permitted to treat wood waste, untreated clean lumber and yard waste. For more information please contact: Diana Zakrwski, BAQ Air Permitting Division, by email at zakrwdl@dhec.sc.gov.

Additional facilities of public interest

If you would like information related to permitting decisions for other facilities not listed, please contact S.C. DHEC Bureau of Air Quality at (803) 898-4123 or via email at airpermitting@dhec.sc.gov.