Regulatory Environment

The SCDNR operates under numerous state and federal laws and regulations covering resource management, environmental affairs, administration and other areas specific to the Agency’s mission. The chart below provides just a few examples of statutes and regulations under which the SCDNR operates.

Resource Management Environmental Administrative Other

All State and Federal Game & Fish Laws which include:

  • Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act;
  • Endangered Species Act;
  • Federal Migratory Bird Act;
  • Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation & Management Act
  • S.C. Code of Laws Title 50 (Fish Game and Watercraft Laws);
  • SCDNR Regulations Chapter 123; and
  • Title 51 (Heritage Trust Act).
  • Clean Water Act (U.S.C.)
  • Rivers and Harbors Act (U.S.C.)
  • SC Coastal Zone Management Act
  • S.C. Code of Laws, Title 48 (Conservation)
  • S.C. Code of Laws, Title 49 (Water)
  • SC Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC) Regulations
  • U.S. Army Corps. Of Engineers Regulations
  • ADA-Americans With Disabilities Act APA-Administrative Procedures Act
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Family Privacy Act
  • FOIA-Freedom of Information Act
  • GAAP-General Accepted Accounting Practices
  • OSHA-Occupation Safety & Health Administration
  • Welfare Reform Act / Child Support Compliance Statute
US Coast Guard Regulations for registration of watercraft