Peerless Environmental supports DHEC’s restructuring to enhance environmental safety in South Carolina

June 10, 2024

Peerless Environmental Responds to South Carolina DHEC Restructuring, Emphasizing Enhanced Environmental Safety Measures

Major changes are coming to how environmental health is managed in South Carolina. Peerless Environmental is ready to lead the way in adapting to these improvements.

Peerless Environmental, a leading provider of asbestos abatement, asbestos testing, radon testing, radon mitigation, and crawl space encapsulation services, welcomes the recent restructuring of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). This significant organizational change aligns with Peerless Environmental’s commitment to delivering the highest standards of environmental safety and health to the Upstate South Carolina community.

Background on the Restructuring

The restructuring, which took effect on June 1, 2024, aims to streamline operations, improve efficiency, and enhance public health services across the state. The newly formed South Carolina Department of Environmental Services (SCDES) will focus on environmental health, allowing for more specialized attention and better resource allocation to critical environmental and health concerns. This transition involves the South Carolina Department of Natural Resource’s hydrology and aquatic nuisance species programs becoming part of the newly created SCDES, while DHEC’s public health programs will transition to the Department of Public Health (DPH).

Enhanced Focus on Environmental Health

Peerless Environmental supports the DHEC restructuring as it promises to provide a more focused approach to managing environmental health risks, including asbestos exposure and radon mitigation. These changes are expected to improve regulatory oversight and expedite processes, ultimately benefiting both the public and service providers. Specialized regulatory oversight ensures that the latest standards and practices are rigorously enforced, which is crucial for services like asbestos abatement and radon mitigation, where the health and safety of the public are at stake. Enhanced oversight also means quicker response times and more efficient service delivery, ensuring that any environmental hazards are addressed promptly and effectively.

“With the restructuring of DHEC and the formation of SCDES, we anticipate a more efficient regulatory environment that will allow us to better serve our clients,” said Daniel Smoke, Director of Operations at Peerless Environmental. “Our team is dedicated to ensuring the safety and health of our community, and these changes will help us achieve that goal more effectively.”

Commitment to Safety and Compliance

As a company deeply invested in the environmental health and safety of South Carolina residents, Peerless Environmental remains committed to adhering to all regulatory standards and guidelines. The company’s expertise in asbestos abatement, radon testing, and other environmental services positions it as a crucial partner in addressing public health concerns highlighted by the DHEC restructuring. Their extensive experience and rigorous training ensure that they stay ahead of regulatory changes and continue to provide top-tier services to their clients.

Community Engagement and Education

In response to the DHEC restructuring and the creation of SCDES, Peerless Environmental plans to enhance its community engagement efforts. This includes providing educational resources and hosting informational sessions to inform the public about the implications of these changes and how they can continue to ensure their safety in light of new regulations.

“Educating our community is a top priority,” added Smoke. “We believe that by empowering residents with knowledge, we can collectively work towards a safer and healthier environment.”


About Peerless Environmental

Peerless Environmental is dedicated to providing quality environmental services, including asbestos abatement, asbestos testing, radon testing, radon mitigation, and crawl space encapsulation. With a mission to ensure environmental safety and health, Peerless Environmental serves the Upstate South Carolina area with expert knowledge and exceptional service.