Office of Environmental Programs - Office Responsibilities

Although SCDNR has no regulatory authority, the Office of Environmental Programs (OEP) serves to provide science-based and balanced input on to various regulatory agencies publishing and evaluating permits and license applications during public commenting periods. SCDNR's OEP is tasked to create a unified voice for the agency relative to proposed environmental impacts fulfilling its statutory role as the principal advocate for the state's natural resources.

A wide range of environmental issues are reviewed and commented on by OEP staff including: