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The Office of Regulatory Staff will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022, in observance of Independence Day.

We are pleased to announce the ARPA State Fiscal Recovery Fund (SFRF) 1.0 Grant Program application and related documents have been posted online.

Applications from eligible Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are due no later than 8/31/2022 at 5:00PM.  For more information, click here.

National Consumer Protection Week to be Recognized March 6 – 12

National Consumer Protection Week
Thu, 03/03/2022

The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) will recognize National Consumer Protection Week March 6 – 12 by highlighting ways consumers can protect themselves and learn more about their rights. National Consumer Protection Week is an annual event organized by the Federal Trade Commission, which serves to encourage consumers to take full advantage of their consumer rights and make informed decisions.

Through the agency’s Facebook and Twitter social media outlets, the ORS will share information throughout the week on the rights of consumers who receive service from electric, natural gas, water/wastewater, telecommunications, and transportation companies.  The ORS will also share information on various programs and initiatives that may help benefit consumers:

For more information on National Consumer Protection Week or how you can protect yourself as a consumer, visit ORS.SC.GOV/Consumers or call 803-737-0800. Additional resources (such as consumer protection tips, toolkits, and free materials) are available by visiting consumer.ftc.gov.