The following general principles and those found in chapter 5 of this title shall apply to any and all applications and plans for and the granting of a permit provided for herein and the work carried out pursuant to such plan and permit: (1977 Code § 6-1-3; amd. 2004 Code)
   A.   The smallest practical area of land shall be exposed at any given time during development.
   B.   Such minimum area exposure shall be kept to as short a duration of time as is practical.
   C.   Temporary vegetation or, where appropriate, mulching or other nonviable cover shall be used to protect areas exposed during development.
   D.   Sediment basins, debris basins, desilting basins, or silt traps shall be installed and maintained where necessary to remove sediment from runoff waters from land undergoing development.
   E.   Provision shall be made to effectively accommodate the increased runoff caused by changed soil and surface conditions during and after development.
   F.   Permanent, final plant covering or structures shall be installed as soon as possible.
   G.   The plan of development shall relate to the topography and soils of the site so that the lowest potential for erosion is created.
   H.   Natural plant covering, trees, shrubbery and vines shall be retained and protected so far as is consistent with developing the site. (1977 Code § 6-1-3)
   I.   All berms shall be constructed to the following standards:
      1.   The slope of a berm shall not exceed a three to one ratio (3:1).
      2.   The height of a berm shall not exceed four feet (4'). (Ord. 800, 6-28-1999)