| Tonya Griffin
Erosion Control-Plans Reviewer – CE I
| Chad Splawn
Erosion Control Inspector
Land disturbing activities are a major sign of a growing community. The City of Monroe has been delegated the authority of issuing grading permits for such activities on sites that are located within the jurisdictional limits of Monroe, including the City’s extraterritorial jurisdictional areas. Sites disturbing areas equal to or greater than 12,000 sq. ft. (Commercial) or 1 acre (Residential) must obtain a grading permit. No erosion control plan is required for construction of single family residential developments disturbing a total of 1 acre of land or less (Single Lot Residential ESC Installation and Maintenance Agreement) and commercial developments disturbing less than 12,000 square feet of land (NON-Residential ESC Installation and Maintenance Agreement); however, an ESC Installation and Maintenance Agreement is required.
Initial items needed to begin the plan review process:
A performance bond is required along with plan submittals. According to the City of Monroe Ordinance 0-2011-12, the performance bond can be submitted in the form of a certified check, cash, or an irrevocable letter or credit. The amount is determined by the Engineering Department depending on how much it takes to cover all the costs of protection or other improvements required to establish protective cover on the site in conformity with the ordinance. Work has to be completed, inspected, and approved by the Engineering Department before the performance bond can be released. No plan will be approved until the performance bond has been received.
• 7 sets of plans.
• Fees. Please visit the following link to the City of Monroe Fee Schedule Section IV
Erosion Control Plan Checklist 07.06.02. UPDATED MAY 2015
Erosion Control Financial Responsibility Form UPDATED APRIL 2011
Items needed after a Letter of Approval has been issued and construction activity has begun:
• Certification Form 1-01: Primary Erosion Control Inspection Form
• Certification Form 1-06: Final Erosion Control Acceptance Form
• Certification Form 1-07: Intermediary Erosion Control Acceptance Form
City of Monroe Chapter 158: Erosion Control-Code Ordinance Updated June 2011
City of Monroe Standard Specifications and Detail Manual 03.08.01 and 03.13.02 updated May 2015
NCDENR mandated programs:
Construction NPDES Stormwater General Permit NCG010000 Updated May 2014