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DHEC-OCRM Reverses Policy! SHPO response below.

posted Jul 12, 2012, 1:29 PM by Chapel of Ease Strawberry, South Carolina   [ updated Jul 12, 2012, 1:40 PM ]
South Carolina Department of Archives and History (home to SHPO, the office that advises DHEC on historical matters) had this responce when asked on Facebook about the article in the Post & Courier.  That article originally prompted this post.

Since [that] article was written, DHEC-OCRM has changed the way they review permits in the coastal zone, effective April 16, 2012 The SHPO serves an advisory role and provides comments to DHEC about the potential impact of development on historic and archaeological sites on the coast. Please see the guidance on our website for more information about our role, including our recommendations for when to undertake surveys.

We will review the links they provided and will form an opinion accordingly.  At first glance it appears only properties on the National Register of Historic places are still protected.