Latitude and Longitude Coordinates

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You must report your facility's latitude and longitude coordinates in decimal degrees.  


Here is an example of latitude and longitude values in decimal degrees:

Latitude = 38.898556    

Longitude = -77.037852





1)  Check if a coordinate is in decimal degrees

2)  For facilities located in the US (except Guam), check if the latitude coordinate is within the range of 0 to 80

3)  For facilities located in the US (except Guam), check if the longitude coordinate is within the range of -180 to -50



You can use this tool provided by University of Kentucky to convert values from degrees/minutes/seconds to decimal degrees: http://www.uky.edu/KGS/gis/converter.htm.