Sedimentation and Erosion Control Inspection Process

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Feb 22, 2014 (3 years and 7 months ago)

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Sedimentation and Erosion Control Inspection Process


Please provide a text use case (including information specified below) and a diagram of the process.

Use Case


Describe a high level scenario and how it is currently handled:




What is the normal outcome

or goal of the process?
The goal
of the process is to ensure
project
compliance with the Sedimentation and Pollution Control Act of 1973
, which prevents
sedimentation damage to streams and adjacent properties from construction activities
.




Describe the st
eps in the process. Specify who is involved at various steps.


1.

The site inspector visits the site
to determine

compliance with the Sedimentation
Pollution Control Act (SPCA).

2.

T
he inspector docume
nts
if the site is

in compliance or non
-
compliance by inspect
ing all
erosion co
ntrol measures, the project

perimeter as well as any critical areas such as
streams

for sedimentation damage
.

This information is recorded in a sedimentation
inspection report

while onsite
.

The sedimentation inspection report pr
ovides th
e
following information and fulfills the following purpose:

a.

Documents site conditions

b.

Documents compliance with the SPCA

c.

Specifies corrective actions

d.

Communicate
s information

to the developer

(i.e., FRP)

e.

Documents the inspector’s activities

3.

If the site is
in compliance, a copy of the inspection report is
either
given
or mailed to the
FRP.


4.

If the site is found in non
-
compliance,
the
site inspector communicates the needed
corrective actions verbally
(if a representative is present onsite)
and
then, a copy of

the
inspection report is either given or mailed to the FRP
.


5.

Should the violations be seve
re at the time of the inspection, a Notice of Violation

(NOV)

will be drafted and issued
with a specified time limit for compliance. The NOV is sent in

conjunction w
ith the inspection report

.



Who supplies the information?
The site inspector



Who approves the information?
There is no formal approval process, as this is a site inspection
to document information. The

site inspector
is responsible for verifying complianc
e and uses their
professional judgment to make this determination. I
f an NOV is warranted, then the regional
engineer reviews and signs the NOV
.



Who else is involved?
If the FRP cannot bring the project back into compliance

within a given
time period
, then

the project will be referred for enforcement. This will involve the Director of the
Division of Land Resources
(or their designated representative) as well as

the Attorney General’s
office.



What form or forms are used? (please attach or provide a URL)?
A
sedimentation inspection
report.



What level of trust do you need for this process?


The yearly average of sediment
ation inspection reports
based on the last five years of data is
18,756

per
year. This results in approximately
1563

sedimentation inspection
reports

per month.



An inspector
will repeat this process on average approximately 68 times per month.
The amount of
normal variation
in the process
is minimal to none as the same form is used each time.