Certified Erosion Prevention & Sediment Control Inspector Program



SC DHEC is seeking input on proposed language for the new Construction General Permit (SCR100000).  On April 19, 2019 the draft CGP went on public notice.  During this time the public has the chance to view and comment on proposed permit language.  In addition, SC DHEC will be hosting a public meeting on May 20, 2019 in Columbia to answer questions related to proposed changes to the CGP.

Please click the link below for further information and online comment portal.

SC DHEC Public Notice - Draft Permit and Public Hearing

While erosion is a natural process, it can be dramatically accelerated by activities such as farming, timber harvesting and construction. Each year thousands of acres of land in South Carolina are exposed during the course of construction and land development.  Everyone who lives in or visits South Carolina wants to enjoy clean and healthy waterways. Without properly installed protective practices during construction, the land is left vulnerable to erosion and sediment runoff.

The purpose of the Certified Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Inspector (CEPSCI) Program is to educate field personnel on the proper installation, maintenance and inspection of erosion prevention and sediment control measures at construction sites. Preventing sediment-laden runoff not only protects our rivers, creeks and streams, but is also a trademark of a quality construction project.

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Upcoming Events

Initial Certification:
March 5, 2020 (Columbia)
(Exam - March 6, 2020)

March 24, 2020 (Clemson)
March 25, 2020 (Columbia)

March 6, 2020 (Columbia)

SCDOT Classes:
March 31, 2020 (Recertification)
April 1-2, 2020 (Certification)

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For more information about CEPSCI please contact us