GLOUCESTER COUNTY SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICT
14 Parke Place Blvd. Suite B • Sewell, NJ 08080
Telephone (856) 589-5250 email@example.com
How To Achieve Compliance
Compliance - Now that your plan is certified, you need to keep your project in compliance. Advance planning, installation of erosion control measures, internal inspections and maintenance are the keys to keeping your project in compliance.
Pre-Construction Meeting - We highly recommend that you schedule a pre-construction meeting on site with the District to review the requirements of your Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Plan, District inspection procedures, and other pertinent information.
Know Your SESC Plan - If site changes are required after your plans are certified, you will need to submit a revised Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Plan to the District for review and re-certification PRIOR to implementing changes in the field.
72 Hour Advance Notice - Be sure to fill out and return the 72 Hour Notice prior to starting construction. The 72 Hour Notice is included with your certified plan and certification letter.
Tips to Keep Your Project in Compliance
Keep streets clean. It is suggested that a weekly street sweeping schedule be implemented.
Install & maintain all temporary SESC measures denoted on your plan.
Conduct frequent internal inspections of your SESC measures. Do not wait for a District Inspector to identify problem areas. Most enforcement actions are a result of a LACK OF MAINTENANCE.
Seed, mulch and tack all exposed areas. Vegetative cover is the most cost effective erosion control measure available.
Keep storm systems free of accumulated sediments.
Site Inspections - Sites are routinely inspected for compliance. Your certified Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Plan is required to be on-site at all times.
Reports of Compliance - A Report of Compliance is required from the District BEFORE a Certificate of Occupancy can be issued by the municipal Construction Official. Inspection requests must be scheduled a week in advance.
The following items need to be addressed prior to scheduling a Report of Compliance Inspection:
The entire site must be in compliance with the certified SESC Plan.
Lots are final graded, limed, fertilized, seeded, mulched, and anchored or sodded.
Sediment barriers are well maintained and in place as denoted on the certified SESC plan.
Stone pads at all construction egresses, including lot egresses. Curb jumps are NOT acceptable.
Streets and other paved areas are free of accumulated sediments.
All violations from previous inspections have been completely & properly addressed.
Site improvements are installed and maintained ie: basins, risers, riprap, etc.
Temporary seeding and mulching of inactive areas.
No offsite erosion is occurring from the site.
Types of Compliances
Conditional - Is issued for the temporary stabilization of staggered occupancy projects or during the non-growing season. Compliance with all other requirements of the certified Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Plan is also required.
Complete - Is issued when permanent stabilization has been established on the ENTIRE project. Permanent stabilization is defined as adequate establishment of permanent grass, if applicable. A Complete Compliance is issued after one full growing season has passed.