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Land Disturbance Activities Application
Erosion and Sediment Control Land Disturbance Requirements
Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinance is primarily intended to minimize sediment runoff to streams during construction, when exposed soil is easily transported to streams during storms. Under the ordinance, individuals engaging in land-disturbing activities of more than 2,500 square feet must submit an erosion and sediment control plan for approval by the County before beginning work.
Per Section 57-4 of Arlington County Code, Land-disturbing Activity means "any land change which may result in soil erosion from water or wind and the movement of sediments into state waters or onto lands in the state, including but not limited to clearing, grading, excavating, transporting and filling of land", except that term shall not include the fourteen conditions described in Section 57-4. Definitions, page 57-2.
Per Arlington County Code Chapter 57-4, Land-disturbing Permit means "A permit issued by Arlington County for any land-disturbing activity that requires the submission and review of an approved conservation plan by the plan approving authority under the provisions of this Chapter."
Responsible Land Disturber Certificate of Competence Program was established as a component of the Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) Program by revisions to the Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Law . The program was effective July 2001, as a prerequisite for erosion and sediment control plan approval throughout Virginia, the person responsible for carrying out the plan must provide the name of an individual holding an RLD Certificate who will be in charge of and responsible for carrying out a regulated "land-disturbing activity."
Responsible Land Disturber Certificate of Competence Program (Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation)
Current State Registry of Certified Responsible Land Disturbers
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$$$$ Fees associated with a land-disturbing permit are referenced in Chapter 54 of the Arlington County Code.
(Attention applicants - letter published on July 1, 2013) New policy effective July 1, 2013
(Attention applicants - letter published on 8/16/2011) New policy effective October 1, 2011 and January 1, 2012
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