A.   The term "qualifying ground disturbing activity" shall include:
      1.   Any activity that has the potential to cause soil or sediment to leave the site;
      2.   Any action that results in the movement of soil, a change in soil cover, or a change in the existing topography, including clearing a site of trees and/or stumps, in an area that is one acre or larger;
      3.   The addition or replacement of a combined two thousand (2,000) square feet or more of impervious surface, including pavement;
      4.   The creation of a stockpile of soils, aggregates, etc., greater than five hundred (500) cubic yards in volume or one (1) acre in area;
      5.   Any modification of the soil in-place (e.g. soil remediation, soil stabilization, etc.);
      6.   The grading of any soil covered by water;
      7.   The disturbance of soil within one hundred fifty feet (150') of the ordinary high water mark of any lake, river, or stream;
      8.   Ground disturbance in riparian corridors, wetlands, wetland buffers, and shoreline buffers;
      9.   Ground disturbance in steep slope areas, flood-prone areas, and fish and wildlife habitat conservation areas; or
      10.   Any commercial and industrial development.
   B.   Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph A above, this Chapter shall not apply to emergency grading activities necessary to protect lives or property. (Ord. 3660 § 1, 2020)