As used in this chapter, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:

(1) "Watershed conservation district" means a governmental subdivision of this State and a public body corporate and politic organized and functioning in accordance with this chapter for the purposes and with the powers and duties provided in this chapter and subject to its restrictions.

Terms Used In South Carolina Code 48-11-10

  • Board: means the board of the Department of Natural Resources. See South Carolina Code 48-11-10
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Department: means the Department of Natural Resources. See South Carolina Code 48-11-10
  • Director: means one of the members of the governing body of a watershed conservation district selected in accordance with this chapter. See South Carolina Code 48-11-10
  • Division: means Land, Water, and Conservation Division. See South Carolina Code 48-11-10
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Petition: means a petition filed under Section 48-11-40 for the creation of a watershed conservation district. See South Carolina Code 48-11-10
  • Soil and water conservation district: means a governmental subdivision of this State and a public body corporate and politic organized in accordance with Chapter 9 of Title 48 for the purposes, with the powers, and subject to the restrictions in the chapter. See South Carolina Code 48-11-10
  • State: means South Carolina. See South Carolina Code 48-11-10
  • Watershed: means the drainage area contributing stormwater runoff to a single point. See South Carolina Code 48-11-10
  • Watershed conservation district: means a governmental subdivision of this State and a public body corporate and politic organized and functioning in accordance with this chapter for the purposes and with the powers and duties provided in this chapter and subject to its restrictions. See South Carolina Code 48-11-10

(2) "Director" means one of the members of the governing body of a watershed conservation district selected in accordance with this chapter. "Board of directors" means the governing body of a watershed conservation district.

(3) "Soil and water conservation district" means a governmental subdivision of this State and a public body corporate and politic organized in accordance with Chapter 9 of Title 48 for the purposes, with the powers, and subject to the restrictions in the chapter. It applies to all districts organized under law including districts originally designated as "soil conservation districts".

(4) "Commissioner" means one of the members of the governing body of each soil and water conservation district in which part of a watershed conservation district is situated. "Board of commissioners" means the governing body of the soil and water conservation district in which a watershed conservation district is situated or, if the watershed conservation district is situated in more than one soil and water conservation district, the joint governing bodies of the districts.

(5) "Petition" means a petition filed under Section 48-11-40 for the creation of a watershed conservation district.

(6) "Nominating petition" means a petition filed under Section 48-11-100(B) or (C) to nominate candidates for the office of director of a watershed conservation district.

(7) "State" means South Carolina.

(8) "Owner of land" includes a person, firm, or corporation holding legal or equitable title to lands or interest in lands lying within a watershed conservation district organized under this chapter.

(9) "Qualified elector" includes a person qualified to vote in elections by the people under the Constitution of this State.

(10) "Due notice" means notice published at least twice, with an interval of at least one week between the two publication dates, in a publication of general circulation within the appropriate area or, if no publication of general circulation is available, notice posted at a reasonable number of conspicuous places within the appropriate area. When possible, notice must be posted at public places where it is customary to post notices concerning county or municipal affairs generally.

(11) "Watershed" means the drainage area contributing stormwater runoff to a single point.

(12) "Department" means the Department of Natural Resources.

(13) "Division" means Land, Water, and Conservation Division.

(14) "Board" means the board of the Department of Natural Resources.