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(A) This chapter is to protect the city's water resources and downstream areas from pollution by soil sediment from accelerated erosion on developing urban areas.
(B) No person owning or responsible for a development area shall cause or allow earth disturbing activities except in compliance with the standards and criteria of § 155.06 and divisions (B)(1) or (2) hereof.
(1) When a proposed development area involves less than one acre, all earth-disturbing activities shall be subjected to surveillance and site investigation by the approving agent to determine compliance with the standards and regulations. The person developing the area must file a notice of intention to develop with the Director of Public Service before commencing development.
(2) When a proposed development area involves more than or equal to one acre, the responsible person shall develop and agree to implement a sediment control plan prior to any earth-disturbing activity. Such a plan shall include specific requirements established by the approving agency and be filed with and approved by the approving agency before the commencement of development.
(C) The filing of this section must be made prior to the filing of an application for plat approval or, if no plat is required, prior to filing application for a building permit.
(D) Notices of intention to develop filed pursuant to division (B)(1) hereof shall be accompanied by a filing fee of $10 and plans filed pursuant to division (B)(2) hereof shall be accompanied by a filing fee of $50.
(‘65 Code, § 1391.05) (Ord. 66-79, passed 6-5-79; Am. Ord. 08-027, passed 5-20-08)