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Erosion & Sediment Control
3.1.2 Erosion and sediment control.
3.1.2.3 Activities requiring a certified erosion and sediment control plan.
1) A soil erosion and sediment control plan shall be submitted with any application for development when the disturbed area of such development is cumulatively more than 1/2 acre.
3.1.2.4 Exemptions.
1) A single-family dwelling that is not a part of a subdivision of land shall be exempt from these Regulations if the disturbed area of such development is cumulatively less than one acre, however, the developer shall protect the nearest downstream catchbasin from receiving sediment during the period of disturbance and shall sweep the street of dirt and debris to prevent sediment from being transported downstream.
3.1.2.5 Erosion and sediment control plan.
1) To be eligible for certification, a soil erosion and sediment control plan shall contain proper provisions to adequately control accelerated erosion and sedimentation and reduce the danger from stormwater runoff on the proposed site based on the best available technology. Such principles, methods, practices necessary for certification are found in the Connecticut Guidelines for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control as amended. Alternative principles, methods and practices may be used with prior approval of the appropriate commission.
2) Said plan shall contain, but not be limited to:
A. A narrative describing:
1a) The development.
2b) The schedule for grading and construction activities including:
a. Start and completion dates;
b. Sequence of grading and construction activities;
c. Sequence for installation and/or application of soil erosion and erosion and sediment control measures;
d. Sequence for final stabilization of the project site.
3c) The design criteria for proposed soil erosion and sediment control measures and stormwater management facilities;
4d) The construction details for proposed soil erosion and sediment control measures and stormwater management facilities;
5e) The installation and/or application procedures for proposed soil erosion and sediment control measures and stormwater management facilities;
6f) The operations and maintenance program for proposed soil erosion and sediment control measures and stormwater management facilities;
7g The provisions for controlling construction wastes.
B. A site plan map at a sufficient scale to show:
1a) The location of the proposed development and adjacent properties;
2b) The existing and proposed topography including soil types, wetlands, watercourses and water bodies;
3c) The existing structures on the project site, if any;
4d) The proposed area alterations including cleared, excavated, filled or graded areas and proposed structures, utilities, roads, the location of all construction wastes and, if applicable, new property lines.
5e) The locations of and design details for all proposed soil erosion and sediment control measures and stormwater management facilities;
6f) The sequence of grading and construction activities;
7g) The sequence for installation and/or application of soil erosion and sediment control measures;
8h) The sequence for final stabilization of the development site.
C. Any other information deemed necessary and appropriate by the applicant or requested by the pertinent commission or the Planning and Zoning Administrator.
3.1.2.6 Minimum acceptable standards.
1) Plans for soil erosion and sediment control shall be developed in accordance with these Regulations using the principles as outlined in the Connecticut Guidelines for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control, as amended. Soil erosion and sediment control plans shall result in a development that: minimizes erosion and sedimentation during construction, is stabilized and protected from erosion when completed, and does not cause off-site erosion and/or sedimentation.
2) The minimum standards for individual measures are those in the Connecticut Guidelines for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control, as amended. The Planning or Zoning Commission may grant exceptions when specifically requested by the applicant if technically sound reasons are presented.
3) The appropriate method from the Connecticut Guidelines for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control, as amended, shall be used in determining peak flow rates and volumes of runoff unless an alternative method is approved by the Planning or Zoning Commission.
3.1.2.7 Issuance or denial of certification.
1) The Planning or Zoning Commission shall either certify that the soil erosion and sediment control plan, as filed, complies with the requirements and objectives of these Regulations or deny certification when the development proposal does not comply with these Regulations.
2) Nothing in these Regulations shall be construed as extending the time limits for approval of any application under Chapters 124, 124A or 126 of the General Statutes.
3) Prior to certification, any plan submitted to the Planning or Zoning Commission may be reviewed by the Fairfield County Soil and Water Conservation District which may make recommendations concerning such plan, provided such review shall be completed within 30 days of the receipt of such plan.
4) The Planning or Zoning Commission may forward a copy of the development proposal to the Stratford Conservation Commission, other Town of Stratford department, commission or agency, or any consultant for review and/or comment.
3.1.2.8 
Conditions relating to soil erosion and sediment control.
1) The estimated costs of measures required to control soil erosion and sedimentation, as specified in the certified plan, that are a condition of certification of any site plan, if such site plan is submitted for review by the Planning or Zoning Commission, may be required to be covered in a performance bond or other assurance acceptable to the Commission in accordance with the provisions specified in the appropriate sections of the zoning and subdivision regulations of the Town of Stratford, as amended.
2) Site development shall not begin unless the soil erosion and sediment control plan is certified and those control measures and facilities in the plan schedule for installation prior to site development are installed and functional.
3) Planned soil erosion and sediment control measures and facilities shall be installed as scheduled according to the certified plan.
4) All control measures and facilities shall be maintained in effective condition to ensure the compliance of the certified plan. Maintenance shall be performed in accordance with the Connecticut Guidelines for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control, as amended. If additional maintenance is required to protect surface waters or wetlands from pollution, the SESC Plan shall include a description of the procedures required to maintain in good and effective operating condition all erosion and sediment control measures identified in the plan.
3.1.2.9 Inspection.
1. Inspection shall be made by the Planning or Zoning Commission or the Planning and Zoning Administrator, or the Zoning Enforcement Officer, or its, his or their designated agent, during development to ensure compliance with the certified plan and that control measures and facilities are properly performed or installed and maintained. The Commission may require the permittee to verify through progress report that soil erosion and sediment control measures and facilities have been performed or installed according to the certified plan and are being operated and maintained. It shall be the responsibility of the permittee to provide proper notification for inspection of control measures and facilities that are required prior to proceeding with any development work which is affected by the installation of these measures. Failure to provide this notification shall nullify any approvals given by the Commission on the project site.
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