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Erosion Sediment Control

PERMITS

Effective January 19, 2012 - Butler County has revised the Butler County Subdivision Regulations which are administered, in part, by the Butler County Storm Water District. These changes bring Butler County's erosion and sediment control (ESC) standards up-to-date with federal and state requirements for the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Construction General Permit and protect our natural resources during all phases of development. These regulations include a fee schedule for the plan review(s) and inspections of subdivision and individual lot developments and enforcement procedures for non-compliant sites. The following sections describe the process and requirements for the Butler County Earth Moving Permit and the Butler County Lot ESC Permit.

The Butler County Earth Moving Permit (EMP) is -

  • Required for new development projects that are governed by the Butler County Subdivision Regulations.
  • Required prior to any earth disturbing activity including, clearing, grubbing, and cut/fill activities.

EMP Process

  • Submit a completed EMP application, appropriate fees (see below), and ESC or Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) to the Butler County Planning Department.
  • Within two weeks Storm Water District staff will review the submitted items for completeness. If plan revisions are required, a letter will be sent to all applicable parties describing the nature of the required revisions.
  • Once all items are approved, the EMP applicant must contact the Butler County Storm Water District to schedule a pre-construction meeting. An EMP will not be issued without a pre-construction meeting.
  • Upon completion of the pre-construction meeting, the EMP will be issued to all parties listed on the application.
  • Routine inspections will be performed by Butler County Storm Water District staff throughout project life to ensure compliance with the 'Soil Erosion and Sediment Control' standards.
  • After each inspection a status report will be prepared and distributed to the appropriate parties.
  • If it is found that operations are being conducted in violation of the approved ESC or SWPPP, then enforcement action as authorized by O.R.C. 307.79 will be initiated.
  • EMP will be released after all earth disturbing activities are complete, and the site is stabilized with permanent vegetation.

EMP Fee Schedule*

Residential Subdivision - $75/disturbed acre (Min=$1,000 and Max=$5,000)

Commercial Subdivision - $100/disturbed acre (Min=$2,000 and Max=$10,000)

* Checks should be made payable to the Butler County Planning Commission.

The Butler County Lot ESC Permit is -

  • Required for new construction on a single lot where earth disturbing activities equal or exceed one acre.
  • Required for new construction on a single lot that is part of a greater plan of development (e.g. new home building site within a subdivision).
  • Required prior to any earth disturbing activity including, clearing, grubbing, and cut/fill activities.

Lot ESC Permit Process

  • Submit a completed Butler County Lot ESC Permit application, appropriate fees (see below), and ESC or Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) to the Butler County Building and Zoning Department.
  • Within five business days the Butler County Storm Water District will review the submitted items for completeness. If plan revisions are required, they will either be made by the Butler County Storm Water District and distributed to all applicable parties or they will be addressed at a pre-construction meeting. In some cases a letter will be sent requiring the applicant(s) to make the necessary revisions.
  • If all items are approved and a pre-construction meeting is either completed or deemed unnecessary, the Butler Lot ESC Permit will be issued to all parties listed on the application.
  • Routine inspections will be performed by the Butler County Storm Water District throughout project life to ensure compliance with the 'Soil Erosion and Sediment Control' standards.
  • After each inspection a status report will be prepared and distributed to the appropriate parties.
  • If it is found that operations are being conducted in violation of the approved ESC or SWPPP, then enforcement action as authorized by O.R.C. 307.79 will be initiated.
  • The Lot ESC Permit will be released after all earth disturbing activities are complete, and the site is stabilized with permanent vegetation.

Lot ESC Permit Fee Schedule*

Residential Lots - $30/lot
Commercial Lots - $100/lot

* Checks should be made payable to the Butler County Building Department.

CONTACT
INFORMATION

Bob Lentz
513.785.4120
info@stormwaterdistrict.org

Butler County Storm Water District
1921 Fairgrove Avenue
Hamilton, Ohio 45011

Butler County Storm Water District

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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