Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017

Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 9 – 32 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 4 Article 9.4. Erosion & Sedimentation Control Sec. 9.4.1. Applicability A. This Article applies to all land-disturbing activities with the following exclusions: 1. Land-disturbing activities, including but not limited to, the breeding and grazing of lifestock undertaken on agricultural land for the production of plants and animals useful to man, including but not limited to: a. Forages and sod crops, grains and feed crops, tobacco, cotton and peanuts; b. Dairy animals and dairy products; c. Poultry and poultry products; d. Livestock, including beef cattle, sheep, swine, horses, ponies, mules or goats; e. Bees and apiary products; and f. Fur-producing animals. 2. Land-disturbing activities undertaken on forest land for the production and harvesting of timber and timber products and conducted in accordance with Forest Practice Guidelines Related toWater Quality, Title 15A North Carolina Administrative Code, Subarticle 11, sections 1.010-.0209, as adopted by the North Carolina Department of Environment, Health and Natural Resources. If land-disturbing activity undertaken on forestland for the production and harvesting of timber and timber products is not conducted in accordance with best management practices set out in Forest Practice Guidelines Related toWater Quality, Title 15A North Carolina Administrative Code, Subarticle 11, sections 1.010-.0209, the provisions of this Article shall apply to such activity and any related land-disturbing activity on the tract. 3. Activities for which a permit is required under the Mining Act of 1972, N.C. Gen Stat., Chapter 74, Article 7. 4. Land-disturbing activities undertaken for the duration of an emergency, activities essential to protection of human life. B. This Article does not apply to the following land-disturbing activities, as such activities are subject to the regulatory jurisdiction of the North Carolina Sediment Control Commission: 1. Activities conducted by the State of North Carolina; 2. Activities conducted by the United States; 3. Activities conducted by persons having the power of eminent domain; 4. Activities conducted by local governments, except that the City Council of the City of Raleigh hereby declares its intent that all of the departments and agencies of the City, its contractors and subcontractors shall also comply with the regulations set forth in this Article; and 5. Activities funded in whole or in part by the State of North Carolina or the United States. Sec. 9.4.2. Guidelines Incorporated The Raleigh Guidelines for Land Disturbing Activities and amendments, on file in the City Clerk’s Office, is adopted by reference as part of this UDO. Sec. 9.4.3. Objectives A. The objectives to be considered in planning, developing, implementing and maintaining adequate erosion and sedimentation controls and undertaking land-disturbing activities are to. 1. Identify Critical Areas Identify on-site areas which are subject to erosion and off-site areas which are vulnerable to damage from erosion or sedimentation and provide special attention to these areas. 2. Limit Time of Exposure Limit time of exposure of all land-disturbing activities so that such activities are planned and conducted to limit uncovered soil surfaces to the shortest feasible time. 3. Limit Exposed Areas Limit exposure of all land-disturbing activities so that these activities are planned and conducted to minimize the size of the uncovered area at any 1 time. 4. Control Surface Water Control surface water runoff originating upgrade from uncovered soil surfaces to reduce erosion and sediment during the period of exposure. CHAPTER 9. ​NATURAL RESOURCE PROTECTION | Article 9.4. Erosion & Sedimentation Control Sec. 9.4.1. Applicability

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