Utah Admin. Code R317-15-3 - Applicability

Current through Bulletin No. 2021-18, September 15, 2021

3.1. Rule R317-15 applies to any applicant for a federal permit or license that is subject to the requirements of Section 401. Federal permits and licenses most frequently subject to Certification in Utah include the following:
A. permits from the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) pursuant to Section 404 of the federal Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. Sections 1251 through 1387; and
B. licenses from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission under the Federal Powers Act, 16 U.S.C. Section 1791, et seq.

This is not a complete list of federal permits or licenses requiring Certification.

3.2. Certification is required for activities under Section 404 of the federal Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. Section 1344. Sections 404 requires approval for the discharge of dredged or fill materials into water of the United States. However, there are certain activities that are ordinarily exempt from Section 404 requirements, and which will not therefore require Certification under this Rule R317-15. Those activities include the discharge of dredge or fill material: from normal farming and ranching activities; from the construction or maintenance of farm or stock ponds or irrigation ditches; from the maintenance of drainage ditches; and from the construction or maintenance of farm roads. See Section 404(f), 33 U.S.C. Section 1344(f) for a complete list of exempt activities.
3.3. A Certification will ordinarily include conditions necessary to comply with the requirements of the Utah Water Quality Act, Title 19, Chapter 5, and rules made under that Act. However, nothing in this rule or a Certification exempts a person from compliance with the Act, or rules made under that Act.


Utah Admin. Code R317-15-3

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