A Land Disturbance Permit is required when:
Now it's time to put the plan into action.
A staff person from the Macon County Soil and Water Conservation District will visit your construction site to evaluate the effectiveness of the sediment and erosion control BMPs. The erosion control inspector wants to help you stay in compliance!!
If the BMPs are not effectively controlling sediment and erosion, the SWCD staff person will advise you on how to improve their effectiveness. After adjustments are made, a follow up site visit will be made to reevaluate the site controls.
If inadequate action is made to improve erosion and sediment loss, a non-compliance report will be sent to the MS4 municipality who may issue fines or a stop work order.
ABSOLUTELY!! While the erosion control inspector makes periodic visits to construction sites, you can always request assistance if you feel you need it! We want to help you stay in compliance and protect our soil and water resources.
Your local MS4's stormwater ordinance lays out penalties which can occur if there are violations or the stormwater ordinance. Typically the penalty includes a fine for each day the violation occurs and the potential for a stop work order to be issued.
Only rain or unpolluted drinkable water should go down the storm sewer drain. Your local MS4 stormwater ordinance includes a list of all discharges allowable to storm sewers. They may include footing or foundation drains, groundwater, such as from sump pumps, and dechlorinated, pH neutral swimming pool water.