Accession Number : ADA306959

Title :   Draft Training Package Wetland Delineator Certificate Program, 1993.

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

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Report Date : APR 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 360

Abstract : Section 307 (e) of the Water Resource Development Act of 1990 directs the Secretary of the Army to establish a training and certification program for individuals as wetland delineators. The Wetland Delineator Certification Program (WDCP) began February of 1993 with demonstration projects in three districts of the Corps of Engineers (Corps). The Corps will develop procedures for expediting the consideration and acceptance of wetland delineations performed by certified delineators, and plans to initiate a rulemaking on the WDCP in the fall of 1993. The WDCP is anticipated to be implemented nationwide in March 1994. Corps certification of wetland delineators indicates that an individual has successfully demonstrated the capability to perform satisfactory wetland delineations, consistent with the methodology in use by the Corps at the time, currently the 1987 Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual (Waterways Experiment Station Technical Report Y-87-l, January, 1987) (1987 Manual) and supplemental guidance. The Corps anticipates continued use of the 1987 Manual for at least two years while the National Academy of Sciences conducts a study contracted by the Environmental Protection Agency. Modifications to the WDCP and training materials will be made consistent with any changes to the Corp's delineation procedures.

Descriptors :   *WETLANDS, *DELINEATORS, JOB TRAINING, HYDROLOGY, SOILS, TREES, VEGETATION, TAXONOMY.

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE