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SC regulators to consider cruise permit appeal

8:05 AM, Jan 10, 2013   |    comments
Architect's Rendering of Proposed New Charleston Cruise Terminal (Post and Courier)
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - State regulators are to consider an appeal of a permit for a planned $35 million cruise terminal in Charleston.

The Department of Health and Environmental Control last month issued the permit allowing pilings at the site of the riverfront terminal. But opponents of an expanded cruise industry are appealing.

A request for a review of the permit is on the agenda for the DHEC board Thursday when it meets in Columbia.

Earlier this week, attorneys for the South Carolina State Ports Authority asked the board not to review the permit. The ports authority says it would save time for the permit challenge to head directly to the state Administrative Law Court, where they say it's expected to end up anyway.

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