S.C. Code Regs. 72-314 - Citizen Complaint Procedure on Delegated Program Components and Individual Sites

Current through Register Vol. 46, No. 3, March 25, 2022

A. Persons may become aggrieved by land disturbing activities and program implementation. The following describes the procedure for a person to complain concerning program operation:
(1) If the program component in question has been delegated to a local implementing agency, the complaint shall be registered first in writing with that agency. An attempt to resolve the problem shall be made with the local implementing agency.
(2) In the event a solution can not be reached, the citizen may forward the complaint to the Commission for review. The Commission shall attempt to resolve the problem with the implementing agency and notify the citizen of the outcome of these efforts.
(3) If the Commission determines, based on complaints indicating a continuing pattern, that implementation of delegated program elements falls below the acceptable standards established by these regulations, the Commission may suspend or revoke the delegation in accordance with R.72-304L.
(4) All complaints filed with the Commission shall be held for a period of three years and will be considered when delegation renewal is requested by the local government.
B. Persons may complain about individual site problems or damages. The procedure is as follows:
(1) The complaint will be registered in writing with the appropriate implementing agency.
(2) If the implementing agency is not the Commission and a solution can not be reached with the local implementing agency, the complaint should be filed with the Commission. The Commission will follow procedures listed in R.72-312E.

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S.C. Code Regs. 72-314
Added by State Register Volume 16, Issue No. 6, eff June 26, 1992.

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