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10.10.020 Purpose.

This Title provides requirements for development and construction related activities in order to control the creation of sediment and to prevent the occurrence of erosion at the source during construction and development.  The Erosion and Sediment Control Regulations seek to:

A. Reduce the sediment and pollutants contained in erosion caused by construction and development;

B. Reduce the amount of sediment and pollutants entering storm drainage systems and surface waters from all ground disturbing activity;

C. Reduce the amount of erosion placing dirt and mud on the public right-of-way and surrounding properties during construction and development; and,

D. Reduce the amount of soil and dust placed into the air  during ground disturbing activity.