Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017

Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 9 – 39 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 4 B. If it is determined that any person who undertakes a land-disturbing activity has failed to comply with the provisions of this Article, any regulation, rule or order, duly adopted pursuant to this Article, a notice of violation shall be served upon that person or his appointed agent. The initial civil penalty shall be assessed from the date of the violation. C. The notice shall be served by registered mail, certified mail return receipt requested or by any other means authorized under N.C. Gen. Stat. §1A-1, Rule 4. The notice shall specify a date by which the person must comply with this Article or any regulation, rule or order, duly adopted pursuant to this Article and inform the person of the actions that need to be taken to comply. D. In setting the time for compliance, the City shall take into consideration the quantity and complexity of the work, the consequences of delay, the effectiveness of action taken by the violator and the staff investigative costs, but in no event shall the specified time limits be more than 10 consecutive calendar days for compliance, except a shorter time period may be required by the City inspector for an imminent threat to either severely degrade a watercourse or cause severe off-site sedimentation. E. The notice shall state that failure to correct the violation within the specified time period will result in the additional civil and criminal penalties for a continuing violation. F. If, after the allotted time period has expired, corrective action has not been completed, the additional penalties shall be assessed from the date of initial violation and each day of continuing violation thereafter shall constitute a separate violation under this section. G. The notice shall explain the type of enforcement procedures which may be issued for violations. If the person undertaking the land-disturbing activity fails to comply within the time specified, such person shall be in further violation of this UDO. Sec. 9.4.10. Inspections A. Agents and officials of the Planning and Development Officer shall inspect the land-disturbing activities at reasonable times to ensure whether the activities are being conducted in accordance with the approved plan or the requirements of this UDO and to determine whether the measures implemented are effective in controlling accelerated erosion and preventing off-site sedimentation. B. Notice of this right to make inspections shall be included in the certificate of approval of each soil erosion and sedimentation control plan. C. No person shall obstruct, hamper, delay, resist or interfere with City agents or officials while in the process of carrying out their official duties. Sec. 9.4.11. Enforcement A. Civil Penalties 1. Any person who violates any of the provisions of this Article, any regulation, rule or order duly adopted pursuant to this Article; or who undertakes or continues a land-disturbing activity for which a soil erosion and sedimentation control plan is required except in accordance with the terms, conditions and provisions of an approved plan shall be subject to the specific civil penalties set forth in Sec. 9.4.11.F. 2. The initial civil penalty shall be assessed from the date of the violation. 3. No penalty shall be assessed until the person alleged to be in violation or their appointed agent is served by registered mail, certified mail-return receipt requested, personal service notice of violation or any other means authorized under N.C Gen. Stat. §1A-1, Rule 4. 4. The notice shall specify a time by which the person must comply with this Article or any regulation, rule or order, duly adopted pursuant to this Article and inform the person of the actions that need to be taken to comply and shall direct the violator to either pay the assessment or contest the assessment within 30 days by filing a petition for a contest case under N.C. Gen. Stat. Chapter 150B, Article 3. 5. In setting the time for compliance, the City shall take into consideration the quantity and complexity of the work, the consequences of delay, the effectiveness of action taken by the violator and the staff investigative costs, but in no event shall the specified time limits be more than 10 consecutive calendar days for compliance, except a shorter time period may be required by the City inspector for an imminent threat to either severely degrade a watercourse or cause severe off-site sedimentation. 6. The notice shall state that failure to correct the violation within the specified time period will result in the additional civil and criminal penalties for a continuing violation. If, after the allotted time period has expired, corrective action has not been completed, the additional civil penalties shall Article 9.4. Erosion & Sedimentation Control | CHAPTER 9. ​NATURAL RESOURCE PROTECTION Sec. 9.4.10. Inspections

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