Air Quality Permitting Decisions

The Bureau of Air Quality permitting decisions below have generated public interest because of potential health and/or environmental impacts. The information found on this page can also be viewed at DHEC's Central office at 2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201.


Permit decisions include one or more 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
  • Permit: Conditions for constructing and operating the facility
  • Statement of Basis: Summary of the project and its emissions, and explanation of regulatory applicability
  • 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.

Title County Date Issued
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 phone at (803) 898-4113 or 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 phone at (803) 898-4062 or by email at patelub@dhec.sc.gov.
Asphalt Plants Statewide 12/03/2018
General Synthetic Minor Construction Permit for Asphalt Plants, applies to asphalt plants comprised of one or any combination of the following: systems for receiving, crushing, screening, handling, storing, weighing, drying, and transferring aggregate (virgin and non-virgin); systems for receiving, storing, and transferring asphalt cement; systems for mixing aggregate with asphalt cement; systems for the storing and dispensing of asphalt; asphalt cement and fuel storage tanks, auxiliary heaters (including hot oil heaters); and associated emission control system or other sources as approved by the Department. For more information please contact: Lance Davis, BAQ Air Permitting Division, by phone at (803) 898-7220 or by email at davisml@dhec.sc.gov.
SCE&G – Coit Combustion Turbine Facility Richland 11/27/2018
SCE&G – Coit Combustion Turbine Facility (TV-1900-0132) operates two combustion turbines for power generation that are operated only during periods of high electricity demand. For more information please contact: Kathleen T. Haddock, P.E., BAQ Air Permitting Division, by phone at (803) 898-1527 or by email at haddockt@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 Engineering Services Division, by phone at (803) 898-1487or 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 SCDHEC Bureau of Air Quality at (803) 898-4123.