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Chapter 25. Construction Site Erosion Control

Sec. 25-04. Applicability and Jurisdiction

(a) This ordinance applies to a construction site which has one or more acres of land disturbing construction activity except as provided under subsection (b) below:

(b) This ordinance does not apply to the following:

1. A construction project that is exempted by federal statutes or regulations from the requirement to have a national pollutant discharge elimination system permit issued under chapter 40, Code of Federal Regulations, part 122, for land disturbing construction activity.

2. Nonpoint discharges from agricultural facilities and practices

3. Nonpoint discharges from silviculture activities.

4. Routine maintenance for project sites under 5 acres of land disturbance if performed to maintain the original line and grade, hydraulic capacity or original purpose of the facility.

(c) Notwithstanding the applicability requirements in subsection (a) above, this ordinance applies to construction sites of any size that, in the opinion of the Director of Public Works or his designee, are likely to result in runoff that exceeds the safe capacity of the existing drainage facilities or receiving body of water, that causes undue channel erosion, that increases water pollution by scouring or the transportation of particulate matter or that endangers property or public safety.


This ordinance applies to land disturbing construction activity on construction sites located within the boundaries and jurisdiction of the City of Marshfield.


This ordinance is not applicable to activities conducted by a state agency, as defined under s. 227.01 (1), Wis. Stats., but also including the office of district attorney, which is subject to the state plan promulgated or a memorandum of understanding entered into under s. 281.33 (2), Wis. Stats.