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Chapter 25. Construction Site Erosion Control

Sec. 25-08. Permitting Requirements, Procedures and Fees
  (1) PERMIT REQUIRED. No responsible party may commence a land disturbing construction activity subject to this ordinance without receiving prior approval of an erosion and sediment control plan for the construction site and a permit from the Director of Public Works or his designee.

(2) PERMIT APPLICATION AND FEES. At least one responsible party desiring to undertake a land disturbing construction activity subject to this ordinance shall submit an application for a permit and an erosion and sediment control plan that meets the requirements of section 25-09 and shall pay a non-refundable permit application fee to the City of Marshfield. Said application shall be submitted on forms provided by the City of Marshfield. By submitting an application, the applicant is authorizing the Director of Public Works or his designee to enter the site to obtain information required for the review of the erosion and sediment control plan.

(3) REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF PERMIT APPLICATION.  The Director of Public Works or his designee shall review any permit application that is submitted with an erosion and sediment control plan, and the required fee.  The following approval procedure shall be used:

(a) Within 30 calendar days of the receipt of a complete permit application, as required by subsection (2) above, the Director of Public Works or his designee shall inform the applicant whether the application and plan are approved or disapproved based on the requirements of this ordinance.

   (b) If the permit application and plan are approved, the Director of Public Works or his designee shall issue the permit.

(c) If the permit application or plan is disapproved, the Director of Public works or his designee shall state in writing the reasons for disapproval.

(d) The Director of Public Works or his designee may request additional information from the applicant.  If additional information is submitted, the Director of Public Works or his designee shall have 30 business days from the date the additional information is received to inform the applicant that the plan is either approved or disapproved.

(4) SURETY BOND.  As a condition of approval and issuance of the permit, the Director of Public Works or his designee may require the applicant to deposit a surety bond or irrevocable letter of credit to guarantee a good faith execution of the approved erosion control plan and any permit conditions.

(5) PERMIT REQUIREMENTS.  All permits shall require the responsible party to:

(a) Notify the Director of Public Works or his designee within 48 hours of commencing any land disturbing construction activity.

(b) Notify the Director of Public Works or his designee of completion of any BMPs within 14 days after their installation.

(c) Obtain permission in writing from the Director of Public Works or his designee prior to any modification pursuant to section 25-09(3) of the erosion and sediment control plan.

(d) Install all BMPs as identified in the approved erosion and sediment control plan

(e) Maintain all road drainage systems, stormwater drainage systems, BMPs and other facilities identified in the erosion and sediment control plan.

(f) Repair any siltation or erosion damage to adjoining surfaces and drainage ways resulting from land disturbing construction activities and document repairs in a site erosion control log.

(g) Inspect the BMPs within 24 hours after each rain of 0.5 inches or more which results in runoff during active construction periods, and at least once each week, make needed repairs and document the findings of the inspections in a site erosion control log with the date of inspection, the name of the person conducting the inspection, and a description of the present phase of the construction at the site.

(h) Allow the Director of Public Works or his designee to enter the site for the purpose of inspecting compliance with the erosion and sediment control plan or for performing any work necessary to bring the site into compliance with the control plan.  Keep a copy of the erosion and sediment control plan at the construction site.

(6) PERMIT CONDITIONS.  Permits issued under this section may include conditions established by the Director of Public Works or his designee in addition to the requirements set forth in subsection (5) above, where needed to assure compliance with the performance standards in section 25-07.

(7) PERMIT DURATION.  Permits issued under this section shall be valid for a period of 180 days, or the length of the building permit or other construction authorizations, whichever is longer, from the date of issuance.  The Director of Public Works or his designee may extend the period one or more times for up to an additional 180 days.  The Director of Public Works or his designee may require additional BMPs as a condition of the extension if they are necessary to meet the requirements of this ordinance.

(8) MAINTENANCE. The responsible party throughout the duration of the construction activities shall maintain all BMPs necessary to meet the requirements of this ordinance until the site has undergone final stabilization.