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Land Use Planning Around Military Installations
The Federal Defense Facilities Utilization Integrity Protection Act (South Carolina Code §6-29-1610 et seq.) requires planning entities to provide planning information to the military installation commander 30 days prior to a public hearing and request "written recommendation with supporting facts" on land that is located within: 

•  A federal overlay zone 
•  3,000 feet of a military installation and/or a Clear Zone and Accident Potential Zones Numbers I and II 

The commander's comments and the planning entity are to make recommendations and findings regarding:

•  If the proposed use is suitable given the proximity of the military installation;
•  If the proposal will adversely affect the existing use or usability of nearby property; 
•  If the affected property has a reasonable economic use as currently zoned; 
•  If the proposed use could cause safety issues to such items as streets, transportation facilities, utilities or schools; 
•  If a land use plan has been adopted and if so, if the proposed change conforms with the policy and intent of the land use plan; and 
•  If existing or changing conditions would affect the use of nearby property. 

If the military commander does not submit a response by the date of the public hearing then the proposed zoning change is presumed to not have an adverse effect. Any information received shall become part of the public record. Local governments are to "incorporate identified boundaries, easements, and restrictions for federal military installations into official maps." 

S.C. Code §6-29-1610 et seq.


Open Space/Conservation

South Carolina Conservation Bank Act 
South Carolina Code §48-59-140 et seq. (S. 297 of 2002) provides for the South Carolina Conservation Bank and its 12 member board. Funding to the board is provided through deed recording fees. The South Carolina Conservation Bank provides conservation and financial criteria to assist in the acquisition of land or conservation easements that conserve such items as open space, farmland, wildlife habitat, rare or endangered species. 

Contact:
Mr. Marvin N. Davant, Executive Director 
South Carolina Conservation Bank
P.O. Box 167
Columbia, South Carolina 29202
(803) 734-3986
(803) 734-6326 fax 
DavantM@dnr.sc.gov

SC Code §48-59-140 et seq.
SC Conservation Bank

South Carolina Conservation Incentives Act
South Carolina Code Annotated §12-6-10 et seq. authorizes a landowner that has qualified for and claimed on their federal income tax return a charitable deduction for a gift of land for conservation, or for a qualified conservation contribution, to be eligible for the state income tax credit. The tax credit shall equal to 25% of the fair market value of the conservation gift, and is limited at a maximum of $52,000 per year, and up to $250 per acre. The act allows the landowner to carry the unused portion of the credit forward indefinitely until the full credit is claimed.

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South Carolina Conservation Easement Act of 1991
South Carolina Code Annotated §27-8-10 et seq. provides for the South Carolina Conservation Easement Act of 1991.  The act authorizes the creation of permanent easements on real property for conservation and historic preservation purposes.

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Administrative

South Carolina Military Base Task Force
Governor Mark Sanford issued Executive Order 2006-05, which reconstituted the South Carolina Military Base Task Force to “enhance the value of military installations, facilities, and personnel located in the state.”  The Task Force coordinates efforts among the public and the private sectors “to maintain the significant United States Department of Defense presence in the state” and advises the Governor on any issues and strategies related to military base closures, realignments, and mission changes.

Executive Order 2006-05

​Governor Nikki Haley issued Executive Order 2013-04, which reconstituted the South Carolina Military Base Task Force to “enhance the value of military installations, facilities, and personnel located in the state.” The Task Force coordinates efforts among the public and the private sectors “to maintain the significant United States Department of Defense presence in the state” and advises the Governor on any issues and strategies related to military base closures, realignments, and mission changes.

Executive Order 2013-04

State Contact Information

Military Liaison POC
Staff Sgt. Tracci Dorgan
South Carolina National Guard Government Relations Program
#1 National Guard Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29201-4766
(803) 299-4327
tracci.g.dorgan.mil@mail.mil

Mr. Charlie Farrell
Executive Coordinator, South Carolina Military Base Task Force
1201 Main Street, Suite 1600 
Columbia, South Carolina 29201 
(803) 737-0400

Governor’s Military Advisor
Howard Metcalf
Interim Director, South Carolina Governor's Office of Veterans' Affairs
1205 Pendleton Street, Suite 463
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
(803) 734-0200
hmetcalf@oepp.sc.gov

Adjutant General (also serves as Governor’s Military Advisor)
Major General Robert E. Livingston Jr.
The Adjutant General of South Carolina
#1 National Guard Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29201-4766
(803) 806-4217
(803) 806-4468 fax
bob.livingston@us.army.mil

Legislative Process Regarding Military POCs
Staff Sgt. Tracci Dorgan in the office of the Adjutant General serves as the military liaison to the South Carolina Legislature on National Guard Issues. She acts as both the liaison to the state Legislature and the federal delegation for the state. Committees of primary jurisdiction are the Judiciary Committee in the Senate and the Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee in the House.

Committees of Primary Jurisdiction/Legislative Contact
Senate Judiciary Committee
Senator Larry A. Martin, Chairman
101 Gressette Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
(803) 212-6610

House Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs
Subcommittee on Military and Public Affairs
Representative Leon Howard, Chairman 
425 Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
(803) 734-3046
lh@scstatehouse.net