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(A) Best management practices for erosion prevention.
(1) Soil stabilization shall be completed within 14 days of final grade work. If an area is left inactive for 21 days or more the area shall have temporary stabilization as addressed in Kentucky EPSC Field Guide, Section 4.
(2) If seeding or other vegetative erosion prevention methods are used, vegetation shall become established within three weeks. If a satisfactory stand of vegetation is not established, the MS4 representative or their designee may require the site to be reseeded or a non-vegetative option employed.
(3) Special techniques such as rip rap, turf reinforcement, armoring and other methods that meet the design criteria outlined in Kentucky EPSC Field Guide, Section 6, shall be used to ensure stabilization on steep slopes or in drainage ways.
(4) Soil stockpiles must be stabilized or covered and/or have sediment control measures in place to control sediment movement. Stockpiles shall have temporary vegetation established if left undisturbed for 21 days or more.
(5) At the close of the construction season, the entire site must be stabilized, using a heavy mulch layer or other methods that do not require germination to control sediment and prevent erosion.
(6) Minimize clearing and grading to the smallest possible area. Preserve existing vegetation and trees to the maximum extent possible.
(7) Areas to be left undisturbed during construction shall be clearly noted and delineated on the plans.
(8) Vegetative buffer strips in combination with other perimeter controls as listed in Kentucky EPSC Field Guide, Section 9, shall be used for the protection of adjacent properties, watercourses, and rights-of-way.
(9) Measures discussed in Kentucky EPSC Field Guide, Section 5, shall be implemented to control sedimentation deposits into drainage structures and features, receiving water bodies, natural karst features, roads, rights-of-way, and adjacent properties.
(B) Best management practices for sediment control.
(1) Dust control techniques shall be employed to prevent the blowing of dust by air movements during land disturbance, demolition, and other construction activities.
(2) Diversion of upland runoff past disturbed slopes shall be implemented when necessary.
(3) Settling basins, sediment traps, tanks, and/or perimeter controls shall be implemented as required by the Kentucky EPSC Field Guide to control sediment.
(4) Effective debris and trash management shall be required. At a minimum the following shall be met:
(a) Implement waste management practices and disposal of wastes, including a designated waste collection area on site that does not drain directly to a waterway, lidded storage containers, regularly scheduled waste collection to prevent overfilling, immediate cleanup of spills and disposal of construction site waste at authorized landfills or disposal areas. Concrete trucks must wash out on the job site and the runoff be controlled to prevent drainage onto public streets or into the stormwater collection system; and
(b) Control and disposal plan for hazardous materials utilized or hazardous wastes generated during construction in accordance with local and state solid waste regulatory agencies.
(5) Construction site access requirements designed to minimize the deposit of sediment or other materials on public streets and rights-of-way shall include:
(a) Continuous access via a stabilized rock entrance, constructed in accordance with Kentucky EPSC Field Guide;
(b) A tire wash rack may also be required by the city.
(Ord. 14-08, passed 9-3-2014) Penalty, see § 54.999