Engineering Inspections

Silt Fence Installation for Erosion and
Sediment Control

The Engineering Inspections Program is manned by a Lead Engineering Inspector who supervises a team of Public Works Inspectors responsible for the following activities:

Silt Fence Installation for Erosion and Sediment Control

Pursuant to the December 28, 2015, Memorandum of Delegation, responsibility for compliance with the county’s Land Development Code (LDC) Section 902.1 is delegated to the Director of Public Works. This delegation is functionally implemented in the Engineering Division. After the county issues a site development permit, two Public Works Inspectors perform erosion and sediment control inspections of qualifying sites. This activity is performed to assure compliance with Section 902.1.D of the LDC regarding stormwater discharges from commercial activities, industrial activities and construction activities.

Contracted Roadway Sweeping Program

The inspections cover stormwater discharges into the county’s Municipal Storm Sewer System (MS4) facilities as well as construction runoff discharges to waters of the United States. The inspectors are certified in erosion and sediment control procedures. For each qualifying residential and commercial development site, there are pre, mid and final erosion and sediment control inspections conducted by the Public Works Inspectors. Industrial and similar developments fall into a "high-risk" inspection category. Documentation of each site inspection uses an official pre-approved Erosion and Sediment Control Inspection Form (PDF). Information from these forms is currently migrated into a database that is part of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Compliance Program for inclusion in the Annual NPDES Report. The NPDES Permit Program is part of the 1972 Clean Water Act.

Contracted Roadway Sweeping Program