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1 City of Charlotte Erosion & Sediment Control Program Steven Gucciardi, CPESC

2 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 1973 Ordinance and practices can not be less stringent than the state program. Local program can be more stringent Changes with the State law require amendments by local E&SC programs within 180 days.

4 Effective E.C. Program Strong Ordinance Adequate Staffing of Qualified Personnel Educational Outreach

5 Ordinance Highlights Maximum $5000/day fines Off-site sedimentation = Penalties Contractor Accountability. Wetland protection $3000 minimum for impacts to streams/wetlands Log Book Requirement

6 Local Erosion Control Program Erosion Coordinators Construction Inspectors Review Engineers

7 Process Developer Submits Plans Plans to Review Engineers & Erosion Control Erosion Control Conducts Field visit Request revisions or approve Upon approval/pay fees Pre-construction Inspect measures, issue grading permit Unscheduled 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 related Obtain CPESC/IT within 1 yr of hire. Attend minimum 3 training sessions annually Attend 40 hour wetland training course

10 Erosion Control Coordinator Conduct E & S plan reviews Field visits as part of plan review Pre-construction meetings Issue grading permits Conduct site inspections Issue NOVs Prepare/present appeal hearings

11 Plan Reviewers Simultaneous review of E&S plans. Hydrologic and Hydraulic reviews: Flood studies Detention requirements Basin sizing Road profiles Storm Drainage

12 Construction Inspectors Infrastructure inspections: 1.Curb & Gutter 2.Proof Rolls 3.Sidewalks 4.Site drainage (Swales & Storm Drainage) Assist with E&S inspections Conduct final inspections

13 Types of Training Offered: Quarterly Erosion Control Workshop: 1.Full day event/Free 2. Vendor exhibit during lunch In House Training 1. Free upon request 2. Three hour session Char-Meck Certified Site Inspector ( CMCSI) 1. Free Full day course with exam 76% to pass 2. Working with CPESC for accreditation and PDUs

14 Quarterly Workshop: Material Covered: 1. Water Quality in Mecklenburg County 2. Ordinance 3. NPDES 4. How to conduct site inspections 5. Innovative Technologies 6. 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: 1.Erosion 2.Sediment 3.Sedimentation

16 Training builds on differentiations Evaluate BMPs based upon intended results NPDES/Ordinance guidelines Virtual inspection/Fill out log book

17 Conclusion: Essential Components of an effective E&S program: 1. Adequately staffed with qualified personnel. Boots in the Field 2. Strong Ordinance Accountability 3. Educational Outreach Well informed development community

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