Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance - July 2022

Erosion, Flood, Stormwater & Watershed Standards 12.3 Erosion And Sedimentation Control Regulations


Manual for Conservation Practices” or according to procedures adopted by any other agency of the State or the United States. d. Grade: Newly constructed open channels in HQW zones shall be planned, designed, and constructed with side slopes no steeper than two (2) foot horizontal to one (1) foot vertical if a vegetative cover is used for stabilization unless soil conditions permit steeper side slopes or where the side slopes are stabilized by using mechanical devices, structural devices, or other ditch liners sufficient to restrain accelerated erosion. The angle for side slopes shall be sufficient to restrain accelerated erosion. G. Slope and Fill Angles: The angle for graded slopes and fills may not be greater than the angle that can be retained by vegetative cover or other adequate erosion control devices or structures (typically 2:1) 12.3.4. Responsibility For Maintenance A. Owner Shall Be Responsible for Maintenance: During the development of a site, the financially responsible owner must install and maintain all temporary and permanent erosion and sedimentation control measures as required by the approved plan, any provision of this article, or state regulations. After site development, the land owner, association, or person in possession or control of the land must maintain all necessary permanent erosion and sediment control measures, except those measures installed within a road or street right-of-way or easement accepted for maintenance by a governmental agency. B. Maintenance Violations: It is a violation of the erosion and sedimentation control regulations of this section for any persons, companies, or corporations to leave mud, dirt, dust or other material upon open public streets, sidewalks, greenways, other travel ways or off site. C. Inspections 1. The Administrator inspects land-disturbing activities to ensure compliance with the North Carolina Sedimentation Pollution Control Act of 1973, as amended, this ordinance, or rules or orders adopted or issued pursuant to this section, and to determine whether the measures required in the Plan are effective in controlling erosion and sedimentation resulting from land-disturbing activity. Notice of the right to inspect shall be included in the certificate of approval of each plan. 2. Erosion self-inspections must be conducted by each permit holder per NCGS 15A NCAC 04B .0131. Stormwater self-inspections must be conducted by each permit holder per NCG01.

12.3.5. Operation In Lakes or Natural Watercourses

Land disturbing activity in connection with construction in, on, over, or under a lake or natural watercourse shall comply with the watercourse buffer requirements in Section 12.7, the requirements of NCDEQ and the US Army Corps of Engineers.

12.3.6. Construction Buffer Zones A.

Standard Buffer: All land-disturbing activity shall adhere to the watercourse buffer requirements in Section 12.7. In addition, no land-disturbing activity during periods of construction or improvement to land shall be permitted in proximity to a lake or natural watercourse unless a watercourse buffer zone is provided along the margin of the watercourse of sufficient width to confine visible siltation within the 25% of the buffer zone nearest the land-disturbing activity.

Town of Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance – July 19, 2022


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