Environmental Affairs Organizational Charts

*Updated January 8, 2024

Myra Reece serves as the director of Environmental Affairs (EA), overseeing DHEC's environmental programs including the Bureaus of Air Quality, Water, Land and Waste Management, and Environmental Health Services, and the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management. 

*Environmental Affairs Administration

*Bureau of Air Quality

The Bureau of Air Quality (BAQ) develops & implements strategies to maintain the quality of South Carolina's Air.

*Bureau of Environmental Health Services

The Bureau of Environmental Health Services (BEHS) manages and implements DHEC's Onsite Wastewater; Rabies Prevention; Food Protection; Dairy and Manufactured Food; Laboratory Certification; Medical Entomology; and Oil, Chemical, and Nuclear Emergency Response Programs. BEHS also supports DHEC's air, land, and water programs through field offices and a central laboratory.

Bureau of Land & Waste Management

The Bureau of Land & Waste Management (BLWM) coordinates mining and waste-related activities and implements assessment and corrective actions for contaminated sites. 

*Bureau of Water

The Bureau of Water (BOW) helps ensure that South Carolina's waters are drinkable, swimmable and fishable through regulatory and voluntary programs to control point and nonpoint sources of pollution. 

*Office of Ocean & Coastal Resource Management

The Office of Ocean & Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) preserves sensitive and fragile areas while promoting responsible development in the eight coastal counties of South Carolina.