[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Page 4-13-1992 (Ch. 7 of the 1980 Code of the County of Page); amended in its entirety 4-14-1998. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall provide for, both during and following development, the effective control of erosion and sedimentation by the enforcement of the Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Law and the minimum standards promulgated by the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board and known as the "Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Regulations."
The erosion and sediment control program of the County of Page shall consist of the state program and regulations (Title 10.1, Chapter 5, Article 4 and 4VAC50-30, as amended) for erosion and sediment control. Also, the Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Handbook (VESCH) is designated for design standards. The County of Page shall exercise the responsibilities of the program authority, as provided by state law and this chapter.
The County of Page shall be the erosion and sediment control plan approving authority in the County of Page.
The Building Official or his designee is designated as the enforcement authority in the County of Page and shall have the power and authority to inspect, monitor, report and ensure compliance with the erosion and sediment control program of the County of Page. The enforcement authority is also referred to as the "designated enforcement officer" and the "permit issuing authority."
Erosion and sediment control plans submitted to the County of Page shall be reviewed and acted upon by the plan approving authority or its designee. Thereafter, a land disturbing permit, in accordance with the approved plan, shall be obtained by the applicant prior to commencement of any land disturbing activity. Plans shall be approved and permits issued pursuant to the state law and applicable regulations of the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board or its successor board.
Applicants shall pay the County of Page a fee to defray the cost of program administration, including costs associated with plan review, issuance of land disturbing permits, periodic inspection and enforcement. The fee shall be based on schedules issued from time to time by the County of Page providing a minimum fee applicable to all applications and an additional fee per acre of disturbed ground.
Editor's Note: Said schedules are on file in the County offices.
Before any developer or other person changes or alters the contour of any land for the purpose of constructing single-family residences separately built or disturbing land areas for commercial or noncommercial uses of less than 10,000 square feet in size, the developer or other person must sign a certificate stating that minimum criteria, standards and specifications, as set forth in the then current Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Regulations and then comprising the county's erosion and sediment control program under §§ 50-1 through 50-9 of this Code, will be implemented to prevent soil erosion and sedimentation.
Any person aggrieved by any action or the plan approving authority or the enforcement authority shall have the right to apply for and receive a review of or appeal of such action pursuant to the provisions of the Code of Virginia then in effect.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- A manufactured home, single-family detached home, individual apartment, townhouse, or individual residence in a duplex or multiresidential building.