Air pollution is becoming a more significant issue in South Carolina as we are faced with the challenges of complying with more stringent national air quality standards. It is imperative that we meet these standards while still promoting the economic well-being of our state and enhancing the quality of life of our citizens. The Waccamaw Air Quality Coalition was formed to serve as a forum to discuss air quality concerns and ideas for the tri-county region (Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg Counties).

With the increase in pollution sources and air quality standards becoming more stringent, it is vital to obtain input from stakeholders as we work to address these issues in the most effective manner. The Coalition plans to meet quarterly and is open to any member of the public, local industry, municipality or other agency that has an interest in attending. Those who wish to be notified of upcoming meeting times and dates or those who have suggestions on future agenda items or topics should contact Daniel Newquist (843.546.8502 or email ).

May 1, 2013 at 9:30 AM
AQ Agenda
Tree City USA
SC DHEC Bureau of Air Quality_Update
Air Quality Awareness Week
 January 23, 2013 at 10:00 AM
SC DHEC - Ozone PM Advance
SC DHEC - Mercury
Myrtle Beach Police Department
American Gypsum

 May 31, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Air Quality Agenda
Water Quality
GSATS Air Quality
208 Water Quality
  December 7, 2011 at 10:00 AM
Waccamaw Air Quality Coalition Agenda
     Introduction to the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) Modeling System
     Prescribed Fire History, Use and Concerns

 November 17, 2010 at 10:00 AM
Nov, 17, 2010 Agenda (PDF)

     Meeting Minutes (PDF)
     Air Monitors Report (PowerPoint)

 August 19, 2010
 Air Quality Agenda (PDF)
B2 Program (PowerPoint)
Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Grants (PowerPoint)

DHEC Intro (PowerPoint)

 April 6, 2011
DHEC Monitoring Documents and Plans
AirNow Website
DHEC Air Quality and Monitoring Data

 August 3, 2011

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Useful Links and Resources

Above: Current and Past Air Monitoring in Georgetown, Horry, and Williamsburg Counties (Click on the image for a larger map...)
Regional Air Quality Monitor Locations and History

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

US Environmental Protection Agency

Freight and Air Quality Handbook