Frequently Asked Questions

What are considered navigable waters?

Section 502 (7) of the EWPCA defines navigable waters as the waters of the United States. The Coast Guard interpretation includes not only the traditionally recognized navigable waters but all streams, creeks, lakes, playa lakes, prairie potholes, wet meadows, mudflats, sandflats, and ponds connected to the tributary system in a river basin.

What are the Certification Requirements?

You must us a Registered Professional Engineer.  The PE must be registered in at least one state and does not have to be registered in the State in which the facility is located.  The PE should be familiar with the provisions of 40 DFR 112 and he or a trained representative (see authorized field agents list for SPCC Plans, LLC) must have examined the facility.