Rule Change: Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control

From the DEQ Storm Water Update:

The State of Michigan recently changed a rule under its Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control (SESC) regulations (Part 91) to make it possible for a person conducting a transportation related project, authorized by a state or governmental agency within its jurisdiction or easement, to obtain a soil erosion permit in cases where the state or governmental agency does not control the project. Formerly, if a person was doing a transportation related project, authorized by a state or local government agency and within the jurisdiction of that agency, then the agency would have to obtain the soil erosion permit.  Under the revised rule, the person doing the project can apply for the permit.  The revision required a redefining of the term “landowner.”

The revision was made to Rule 323.1701 – Definitions, paragraph (e) also known as Part 17, Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control.

For further information or questions, please contact Cheryl Petroski-Wilson, SESC/Construction Storm Water Program Specialist, Email PetroskiC@michigan.gov.

Institute of Water Research
Department of Community Sustainability
Michigan State University
Email: kliner@anr.msu.edu
Phone: +1 517-353-2880


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