§ 158.05  GENERAL REQUIREMENTS AND OBJECTIVES.
   (A)   Plan required. No person shall initiate any land-disturbing activity which uncovers more than 12,000 square feet of land for commercial, industrial, or subdivision development without having a plan approved by the City of Monroe Erosion Control Specialist. Land-disturbing activities resulting from single-family residential development on an individual lot which disturbs one acre of land or less are excluded from plan submittal and approval, provided that erosion control devices are installed in accordance with the details for residential lot development found in the City of Monroe Standard Specifications and Detail Manual.  Single-family residential development exceeding one (1) acre of land disturbed will be required to submit for plan approval.  Land-disturbing activities resulting from single-family residential development on multiple contiguous lots which disturb a total of one (1) acre of land or less may conductsuch activity with a single approved plan encompassing all the lots or with separate approved ESC Installation and Maintenance Agreements for each lot.   (B)   ESC Installation and Maintenance Agreement required. No person shall initiate any land-disturbing activity for the purpose of new single-family residential development on an individual lot to a maximum of one (1) acre, without having an ESC Installation and Maintenance Agreement approved by the City of Monroe Erosion Control Specialist.   (C)   Protection of property. Persons conducting land-disturbing activity shall take all reasonable measures to protect all public and private property from damage caused by such activity.   (D)   Basic control objectives.  A plan may be disapproved pursuant to § 158.16 of this ordinance if the plan fails to address the following control objectives:      (1)   Identify critical areas. On-site areas which are subject to severe erosion, and offsite areas which are especially vulnerable to damage from erosion and/or sedimentation, are to be identified and receive special attention.      (2)   Limit time of exposure. All land-disturbing activity is to be planned and conducted to limit exposure to the shortest feasible time.      (3)   Limit exposed areas. All land-disturbing activity is to be planned and conducted to minimize the size of the area to be exposed at any one time.      (4)   Control surface water.  Surface water runoff originating upgrade of exposed areas should be controlled to reduce erosion and sediment loss during the period of exposure.      (5)   Control sedimentation. All land-disturbing activity is to be planned and conducted so as to prevent off-site sedimentation damage.      (6)   Manage storm water runoff. When the increase in the velocity of storm water runoff resulting from a land-disturbing activity is sufficient to cause accelerated erosion of the receiving watercourse, plans are to include measures to control the velocity to the point of discharge so as to minimize accelerated erosion of the site and increased sedimentation of the stream.(Ord. O-2002-18, passed 4-2-02; Am. Ord. O-2003-33, passed 6-17-03)