Engineering Review

Engineering Plan Reviews

The Bureau of Water Pollution Control conducts technical reviews of plans and specifications for all types of discharge facilities during the permit issuance process and during the life of the permit. The review of plans and specifications is performed by the Bureaus’ engineers and scientist to verify that the design meets minimum design standards. In reviewing the design of treatment works, the applicable requirements of Recommend Standards for Sewage Works by the Great Lakes (also known as Ten States S, appropriate American Society of Civil Engineers Manual of Engineering Practice or federal or other accepted engineering guidelines are used (NAC445A.284) Additionally, the Bureau has established technical guidance’s to facilitate the review and submittal process for plans.

Complete engineering plans and specifications prepared by a qualified professional engineer, authorized under state law to prepare such plans and specifications, must be submitted covering such items as sewage collection, treatment and disposal and all other matters properly relating thereto. There is no review fee for plan reviews by the Bureau as that is covered under the permit fees. In general, the Division will conduct its review of plans for existing permits within 30 days of a complete submittal.

The review or approval of facilities plans, design drawings, and specifications or other documents by the Division is for administrative purposes only and does not relieve the owner of the responsibility to properly plan, design, build and effectively operate and maintain the facility as required under law, regulations, permits, and good management practices. The Division is not responsible for increased costs resulting from defects in design, plans and specifications or other pertinent documents.

It is imperative that a discharge permit must be issued from this Division before construction of any treatment works (per NRS 445a.585).


Stamp and Signature Requirements:

In accordance with Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 625.6102 and pursuant to NRS 625.5653, all surveying maps and records, and all engineering plans, specifications, reports or other documents that are submitted to obtain permits, are released for construction or are issued as formal or final documents to clients, public authorities or third parties must bear:

  • The signature of the licensee;
  • The stamp or seal of the licensee;
  • The date of signing; and
  • The expiration date of the license of the licensee


Submit to:

Bureau of Water Pollution Control
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
901 South Stewart Street, Suite 4001
Carson City NV 89701-5249

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