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Introduced in the Senate on May 13, 2004
Introduced in the House on May 20, 2004
Currently residing in the House Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs
Summary: DHEC, regulations approved, water classifications and standards
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5/13/2004 Senate Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference SJ-3 5/18/2004 Senate Read second time SJ-25 5/19/2004 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-51 5/20/2004 House Introduced and read first time HJ-6 5/20/2004 House Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs HJ-6
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
May 13, 2004
S. Printed 5/13/04--S.
Read the first time May 13, 2004.
TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, RELATING TO WATER CLASSIFICATIONS AND STANDARDS, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 2855, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The regulations of the Department of Health and Environmental Control, relating to Water Classifications and Standards, designated as Regulation Document Number 2855, and submitted to the General Assembly pursuant to the provisions of Article 1, Chapter 23, Title 1 of the 1976 Code, are approved.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
This amendment of R.61-68 will strengthen and improve the existing regulation and make appropriate revisions of the state's water quality standards in accordance with Section 303(c)(2)(B) of the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA). Section 303(c)(2)(B) requires that South Carolina's water quality standards be reviewed and revised, where necessary, at least every three years for the purposes of considering the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) most recently published numeric and narrative criteria and to comply with recent Federal regulatory revisions and recommendations. The Department has also included two revisions that will improve the regulation. R.61-68 also includes revisions due to recodification of additional language from the proposed text changes so that every section, subsection, item, and subitem could be cited correctly. In response to comments submitted , the DHEC Board has also added language in Section E. that provides for an alternative species (Daphnia ambigua) for toxicity testing.
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