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City of Greensboro Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance

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The purpose of this ordinance is to “regulate certain land-disturbing activity to control accelerated erosion and sedimentation to prevent the pollution of water and other damage to lakes, watercourses, and other public and private property by sedimentation”. Permits for land disturbing activity are required for properties that meet certain conditions. Generally, a soil erosion and sedimentation control plan is required and must contain the control objectives including identifying critical areas, limiting time of exposure, limiting exposed areas, controlling surface water, controlling sedimentation, and managing stormwater runoff. In addition, there are mandatory requirements for all land disturbing activities including a required buffer zone; graded slopes and fills and ground cover requirements; in addition to a prior plan approval.