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City of Eugene Ordinance Concerning Erosion Prevention and Construction Site Management Practices
Date Added: Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Erosion & Sedimentation Control    
In 1994 Eugene became the first city of its size in the nation to be issued a municipal NPDES stormwater permit. To protect local waterways from construction-related activities, the City implemented the Erosion Prevention and Construction Site Management program in 1997. This program relies upon an "outcome-based" approach allowing contractors to choose the erosion prevention and construction site management practices best suited for a site. Eugene must approve erosion permits before any other construction permits are issued. Applicants must.. Read More
Town of Malta Farming Ordinance
Date Added: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Right-to-Farm, Farmland Protection & Preservation    
New York
It is the general purpose and intent of this chapter to maintain and preserve the rural tradition and character of the Town of Malta, to permit the continuation of agricultural practices, to protect the existence and operation of farms and to encourage the initiation and expansion of farms and agricultural businesses... Read More
City of Minneapolis Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinance
Date Added: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Erosion & Sedimentation Control    
The purpose this ordinance is to “control or eliminate soil erosion and sedimentation within the City of Minneapolis.” It applies to all land disturbances and soil storage activities. This ordinance refers permitees to a Manual of Standards that describes acceptable Best Management Practices (BMPs) for use in controlling sedimentation and erosion. It also sets a schedule for mandatory inspections by the issuing authority... Read More
Township of Stafford Wellhead Protection Overlay Zone
Date Added: Monday, March 21, 2016
Aquifer Protection, Overlay District    
New Jersey
This ordinance establishes an overlay zone that prohibits or restricts certain uses and activities within 1,000 feet of an existing public well. Such activities include the above or below ground storage and disposal of hazardous waste. .. Read More
City of Shawnee Residential Curbside Recycling Program
Date Added: Thursday, April 13, 2017
Shawnee's recycling ordinance defines its program to reduce the need for landfill space in the area by making recycling as convenient as possible. It establishes specific rules for the operation and funding of the municipal recycling program... Read More
Town of Clifton Park Selective Cutting of Timber Ordinance
Date Added: Friday, April 14, 2017
Timber Harvesting    
New York
Chapter 184 of the Town Code for the Town Clifton Park regulates the cutting of trees six inches or more in diameter at breast height. In order to cut such trees, the law requires loggers to apply for a permit in accord with the permit procedure enumerated in § 184-3 of the ordinance. The ordinance charges the Building Inspector with the enforcement of the ordinance and the ordinance also sets for the penalties for noncompliance... Read More
City of Bainbridge Island Environmentally Sensitive Areas Ordinance
Date Added: Sunday, April 16, 2017
Natural Resource Protection & Conservation    
This law focuses on the importance of having native vegetation zones in critical areas. It creates regulations for the preservation of these vegetation zones on Bainbridge Island, Washington... Read More
Town of Brookhaven Central Pine Barrens District
Date Added: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Wildlife & Fish Habitat, Zoning, Natural Resource Protection & Conservation, Wetlands & Watercourse Protection    
New York
The Town of Brookhaven, New York, uses its zoning code to prevent floods, protect floodplains and other sensitive environmental areas. The zoning contains the Pine Barrens Credit Program, a transfer of development rights program, to maintain the value in lands designated for preservation and protection. Additionally, the program allows environmentally sensitive development to occur in an efficient and orderly fashion, which protects the quality and quantity of waters and the integrity of the Suffolk County Central Pine Barrens ecosystem(s). The.. Read More
City of Mountain Brook Flood Plain Overlay Zone
Date Added: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Flood Prevention, Overlay District    
This overlay zone provides for recognizing lands which are subject to flooding and restricting the use to which the lands may be put. An exclusive list of proper uses for the land includes activities such as recreational facilities, short-term parking, and cooking facilities... Read More
City of Louisville Waterfront Overlay District Design Standards
Date Added: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Overlay District    
The waterfront overlay district design standards were created to control development activity within the community along the waterfront due the importance of its appearance. Some of the design standards include considerations of functionality, continuity, and pedestrian activity, among other things as criteria which are evaluated before new development occurs. These standards are evaluated by the Waterfront Development Corporation... Read More
Village of Briarcliff Manor Tree Ordinance
Date Added: Monday, April 17, 2017
Environmental Compliance, Landscaping, Tree Preservation & Protection, Timber Harvesting    
New York
The Code of Briarcliff Manor Tree Ordinance sets out a well-defined tree-based protection plan consistent with the unique character of the Village which derives great benefit from the maintenance of the tree population. Tree removal is regulated based on the needs and desires of the community in both the public and private sector and local planning boards are developed as approving authorities in order to ensure compliance with the overall plan. .. Read More
County of Brown Agricultural Shoreland Management Ordinance
Date Added: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Erosion & Sedimentation Control, Agriculture    
This ordinance is unique because it applies specifically to agricultural use. Brown County’s Agricultural Shoreland Management ordinance is designed to “prevent soil erosion and minimize the movement of suspended solids into surface water.” It establishes a 300 foot zone on all perennial and intermittent streams and rivers wherein agricultural practices must meet NRCS guidelines. Additionally, 20-foot-vegetative buffers planted with approved seed mixtures must be established along all state waters... Read More
Town of Bolton Open Space Preservation, Acquisition, and Conservation Ordinance
Date Added: Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Open Space Preservation, Agriculture    
The open space preservation conservation development regulations call for the location of any development to occur on the least fertile agricultural soils... Read More
Town of Greenburgh Subdivision Regulations
Date Added: Friday, May 5, 2017
Open Space Preservation, Recreational Uses, Subdivision Regulations, Natural Resource Protection & Conservation    
New York
Chapter 250 of Greenburgh’s Town Code regulates subdivisions. Among other requirements, the law forces the developer to provide land for recreation and open space within a subdivision... Read More
Town of Somers Code § 144-8(C)(4) Standards for Site Plan Approval; Solar Access
Date Added: Sunday, January 7, 2018
Solar Energy, Zoning    
New York
In the Town of Somers, New York, the planning board must consider solar access, including orientation of proposed buildings to sun angles; shading and windscreen potential of vegetation; and relationship to solar access for adjacent uses and properties when reviewing site plans. Town of Somers, NY, Code § 144-8(C)(4). .. Read More