A Land Disturbance Permit is required when:
Macon County : Planning & Zoning Department, 141 S. Main St., Ste. 501, Decatur, IL 62523
City of Decatur: Engineering Department, #1 Gary K. Anderson Plaza, Decatur, IL 62523
Village of Forsyth: 301 S. US Route 51, Forsyth, IL 62535
Village of Mt. Zion: 1400 Mt. Zion Parkway, Mt. Zion, IL 62549
2. Prepare a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) specific to the conditions and activities at the project site.
Now it's time to put the plan into action.
A staff person from the municipality 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 site inspector 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.
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 of 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.