WORK IN PROGRESS
Department of Commerce
Members of the General Assembly requested we review the use of proceeds from a Department of Commerce state economic development bond by a nonprofit organization created to use the money for the purposes of wetlands mitigation relating to the site of the Boeing Plant in North Charleston. This review will focus on determining what the wetlands mitigation requirements were and how the money was spent.
Department of Health and Environmental Control
Members of the General Assembly requested that we determine whether the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) properly regulates abortion facilities as required by state law as found in §44-41-10 et. seq. of the South Carolina Code of Laws and DHEC Regulation 61-12. Our review will focus on whether DHEC is inspecting the facilities pursuant to state law and how the agency verifies facility compliance.
Department of Agriculture Farmers' Market
Members of the General Assembly requested that we review the Farmers’ Market and associated expenditures relating to the market’s relocation to Lexington County. We conducted a previous review of the Farmers’ Market in April 2010.
Retirement System Investment Commission
Members of the General Assembly requested that we review the South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission, specifically regarding the performance of investments in the state’s pension funds and the fees paid to private entities. The agency manages approximately $29 billion in pension funds that have been contributed by public agencies and public employees throughout South Carolina.