DHEC held a public meeting on April 2, 2019, to seek public input on a Conceptual Plan for the Modified Removal Approach. After the meeting, Dominion Energy began preparing the documents and submittals necessary to apply for a US Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) Permit to conduct the removal work in the Congaree River. Dominion submitted the USACOE Permit Application on September 19, 2020. The submittal consists of the application and 16 attachments.
DHEC is holding a virtual community meeting on November 17, 2020 at 6:30 to discuss the cleanup of tar-like material located downstream of the Gervais Street bridge in the Congaree River. At this meeting, DHEC will provide additional details of the preferred cleanup method and outline next steps for the project. DHEC staff will be available to answer questions. Anyone who plans to join the public meeting should complete the registration form on our webpage. To register and view additional information, please visit the website at: www.scdhec.gov/CongareeRiver.
DHEC will accept comments on the cleanup alternatives through February 22, 2021.