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FAQ: Soil Erosion and Construction Storm Water

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FAQ: Soil Erosion and Construction Storm Water

Part 91, Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA) (Part 91) provides for the control of soil erosion and protects adjacent properties and the waters of the state from sedimentation. A permit is generally required for any earth change activity which disturbs one or more acres of land or which is within 500 feet of a lake or stream.

  • There are several trainings that may apply. Please see EGLE's frequently asked questions document on SESC and CSW trainings for more information.

  • Please see EGLE's frequently asked questions document on Permit by Rule, which will provide valuable information on determining if your construction site needs to be covered and what the requirements are.

  • The requirement to obtain a soil erosion and sedimentation control permit or storm water coverage depends on a number of factors. EGLE has developed a guidance document that helps to explain the requirements to determine what type of permit may be needed.