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12. B. 11.
Approval of the Revised Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance
Jim Dyer, Corporation Counsel, Corporation Counsel
Resolved, that the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners does approve the revised Calhoun County Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance, as presented, to take effect upon publication.
The Road Department and County Administration recommend approval of the Resolution.
Part 91 of the Michigan Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, often referred to as the Michigan Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Act (SESC). This statute, originally approved by the Michigan Legislature in 1994, provides for a system of reviews and permits for earth changes or disturbances in the land, created by construction, and many other activities, which have the potential for causing destructive erosion or other changes in he land that would have environmental or other negative impacts. This statute is administered by local Authorized Public Agencies, on behalf of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE). In the case of Calhoun County, that role is served by the Calhoun County Road Department.
EGLE is charged with monitoring the permitting practices of the local Authorized Public Agencies, to assure that permits are issued in compliance with Part 91, and its administrative rules. During a regular audit of Calhoun County SESC activities, several necessary modifications to the existing Calhoun County SESC Ordinance were identified. Based on comments and input from EGLE, and the Calhoun Conservation District, a complete rewrite of the existing SESC Ordinance was undertake, resulting in the Ordinance proposed today.
As suggested by the Commission. However, the County cannot continue to function as an Authorized Public Agency, without an SESC Ordinance reviewed and approved by EGLE.
The Road Department and County Administration recommend approval of the Resolution to adopt the revised Calhoun County Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Coontrol Ordinance, as presented, which will take effect upon publication.
Non anticipated. The SESC proces is covered by fees and supported by the general fud, but changes in teh Ordinacen are not expected to have an impact on operations, or the finance.
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