The model ordinance in this section borrows language from the erosion and sediment control ordinance features that might help prevent erosion and sedimentation and protect natural resources more fully.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Erosion and Sediment Control Model Ordinance (PDF)(7 pp, 44 K)
Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinance from Minneapolis, MN (PDF)(16 pp, 58 K)
Provides a few technical guidelines and references an existing technical document. An example of a very strict ordinance in terms of the sites that are required to submit sediment and erosion control plans.
Clearing and Grading Ordinance from Olympia, WA (PDF)(12 pp, 61 K)
An example of regulating clearing and grading separately from erosion and sediment control.
Erosion and Sediment Control Inspection Checklist from the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District, NE (PDF)(3 pp, 17 K)
A good example of a tool that can help contractors or government inspectors effectively maintain erosion and sediment control measures.
Small site design guideline from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (PDF)(8 pp, 43 K)
An example of a small site guideline. For sites that are not regulated by the ordinance, guidance material like this might help to reduce erosion and sedimentation.
Pre-Construction Meeting Notice from Montgomery County, MD (PDF)(3 pp, 20 K)
An example notice for a public meeting. Materials like this notice help support the ordinance language and ensure that erosion and sediment control measures are properly installed.