§ 44-55-1510 Prohibition of discharge of fumes of acids or similar substances
§ 44-55-1520 Damages in civil actions

Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 44 > Chapter 55 > Article 17

  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the Department of Natural Resources. See South Carolina Code 49-23-20
  • Drought: means a period of diminished precipitation which results in negative impacts upon the hydrology, agriculture, biota, energy, and economy of the State. See South Carolina Code 49-23-20
  • Drought indices: means topical and quantitative indicators of drought including, but not limited to, sustained decline in water levels of natural flowing streams and other natural bodies of water, decline in water tables above and below ground, forest fire indices, sustained decline in potable drinking water supplies, agricultural stress, low soil moisture, and low precipitation. See South Carolina Code 49-23-20
  • Drought Response Committee: means the committee created under Section 49-23-60 to be convened to address drought related problems and responses. See South Carolina Code 49-23-20
  • Extreme drought: means that the drought has increased to extreme levels as demonstrated by drought indices. See South Carolina Code 49-23-20
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Incipient drought: means that there is a threat of a drought as demonstrated by drought indices. See South Carolina Code 49-23-20
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Water resources: means water on or beneath the surface of the ground, including natural and artificial water courses, lakes or ponds, and water percolating, standing, or flowing beneath the surface of the ground. See South Carolina Code 49-23-20