State law requires a landowner or designated agent who contracts for, allows, or engages in an earth change in Michigan which disturbs 1 or more acres of land or which is within 500 feet of the water's edge of a lake or stream is required to obtain a permit.
Bloomfield Township requires a SESC permit for all construction projects where there is an earth disturbance. This permit can be obtained through the Oakland County Water Resource Commissioner. Phone 248.858.0958 or visit their website for further information.
MDEQ requires that permitted discharges be under the supervision of a Certified Construction Site Storm Water Operator (certified operator) by participating in the MDEQ, Surface Water Quality Division's (SWQD) Certified Operator Training Program. The certified operator is required to inspect the construction activities once each week and with 24 hours of a precipitation event which results in a discharge from the site. These inspections are conducted to insure that SESC measures are adequate for the site and are operating properly. For information regarding this program, please visit the MDEQ website.
Physical Factors Affecting Soil Erosion
Sediment Deposition may result in the following:
The goals of Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control are:
Four principles of Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control are:
Effective Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control
Failing Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control