Presentation on theme: "Erosion & Sediment Control Program Steven Gucciardi, CPESC"— Presentation transcript:
1 Erosion & Sediment Control Program Steven Gucciardi, CPESC City of CharlotteErosion & Sediment Control ProgramSteven Gucciardi, CPESC
2 Erosion Control Program Engineering & Property Management Dept Erosion Control Program Engineering & Property Management Dept. Land Development Division
3 How the program exists Mandate from the State of North Carolina NC Sedimentation Pollution Control Act 1973Ordinance and practices can not be less stringent than the state program.Local program can be more stringentChanges with the State law require amendments by local E&SC programs within 180 days.
7 Process Developer Submits Plans Plans to Review Engineers & Erosion ControlErosion Control Conducts Field visitRequest revisions or approveUpon approval/pay fees Pre-constructionInspect measures, issue grading permitUnscheduled site inspections 2/4 week intervals
8 Staff levels 5 Erosion Control Coordinators 11 Engineer Plan Reviewers 11 Construction Inspectors
9 Erosion Control Coordinator 4 yr degree, environmental or engineering relatedObtain CPESC/IT within 1 yr of hire.Attend minimum 3 training sessions annuallyAttend 40 hour wetland training course
10 Erosion Control Coordinator Conduct E & S plan reviewsField visits as part of plan reviewPre-construction meetingsIssue grading permitsConduct site inspectionsIssue NOV’sPrepare/present appeal hearingsWetland determinations for Rezones. Work with HOA. Act as liaison to address development issues in watersheds and other critical areas.
11 Plan Reviewers Simultaneous review of E&S plans. Hydrologic and Hydraulic reviews:Flood studiesDetention requirementsBasin sizingRoad profilesStorm Drainage
12 Construction Inspectors Infrastructure inspections:Curb & GutterProof RollsSidewalksSite drainage(Swales & Storm Drainage)Assist with E&S inspectionsConduct final inspections
13 Types of Training Offered: Quarterly Erosion Control Workshop:1.Full day event/Free2. Vendor exhibit during lunchIn House Training1. Free upon request2. Three hour sessionChar-Meck Certified Site Inspector (CMCSI)1. Free Full day course with exam 76% to pass2. Working with CPESC for accreditation and PDU’s
14 Quarterly Workshop: Material Covered: 1. Water Quality in Mecklenburg County2. Ordinance3. NPDES4. How to conduct site inspections5. Innovative Technologies6. Vendor exhibit during lunch.7. CMCSI Exam(Char-Meck Certified Site Inspector)
15 In House Training Developers/contractors Civil penalties could be reduced by 50%Differentiates between:ErosionSedimentSedimentation
16 Training builds on differentiations Evaluate BMP’s based upon intended resultsNPDES/Ordinance guidelinesVirtual inspection/Fill out log bookIntended results refers to measures for erosion control verses sediment control.
17 Conclusion: Essential Components of an effective E&S program: 1. Adequately staffed with qualified personnel.Boots in the Field2. Strong OrdinanceAccountability3. Educational OutreachWell informed development community