Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control

 The purpose of this ordinance Section 154 is to set forth the standards to control soil erosion and sedimentation within the city by requiring compliance with the Rules established in Part 91, Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act 451 of Public Acts of Michigan of 1994, as amended (“Part 91"). The city hereby incorporates by reference Part 91 and the Rules

A landowner or designated agent who contracts for, allows, or engages in an earth change in the city shall obtain a SESC permit from the DPW before commencing an earth change which disturbs 1 or more acres of land or which is within 500 feet of the waters of the state, as defined herein, unless otherwise exempted. An earth change activity, which does not require a SESC permit, remains subject to the enforcement procedures of this ordinance if the exempted activity causes or results in a violation of the ordinance.

A Permit applicant shall prepare 3 copies of the Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan for any earth change requiring of SESC permit. A person shall design the Plan to effectively reduce accelerated soil erosion and sedimentation and shall identify factors that may contribute to soil erosion and sedimentation, or both. The Plan shall be prepared pursuant to the guidelines set forth in the City of Burton SESC application package, and shall include, but shall not be limited to, all of the requirements of Section 154.04.

Please click on the form below, print, and return to the Engineering Department.

Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Permit