NOTICE: The second edition of the Erosion Control Manual was approved and adopted by the Chief Engineer and General Manager of the Flood Control District of Maricopa County on September 9, 2013. This edition does not include any significant changes made since the November 2012 edition. Refer to the Revisions section of the Erosion Control Manual for more detail.
The objective of the Drainage Design Manual, Erosion Control, is to provide guidance to agencies, municipalities, developers, property owners, engineers, contractors and others involved with construction events as a means to comply with the Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (AZPDES) -- or the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) when seeking permit coverage within Tribal Lands ? storm water permitting process for construction activities. Specifically, this document provides guidance on how to comply with the AZPDES (and NPDES) General Permit for discharges from regulated construction activities.
This document is only advisory and, in conformance with A.R.S. 48-3641.6, is intended to inform the general public of the Flood Control District of Maricopa County?s current approach or opinion to the requirements of the various federal, state and county floodplain and drainage related ordinances or regulations, including, where appropriate, the Flood Control District of Maricopa County?s current recommended minimum practice, procedure or method of action based on that approach or opinion. This document is not intended to impose additional requirements or penalties on regulated parties or confidential information. Submissions made using other methodology shall be acceptable to the Flood Control District of Maricopa upon submission of scientific documentation and evidence showing that such methodology yields results that are consistent and in accordance with the requirements of the various ordinances and regulations and specifically of the AZPDES (and NPDES) General Permit for discharges from regulated construction activities. However, the burden of proof is on the applicant and may affect submittal review times.
The Erosion Control Manual 2nd Edition does not include any agency-specific policies and standards. It only contains technical guidance.
The EFFECTIVE Erosion Control Manual is now the 2nd Edition dated August 15, 2013, with Chief Engineer and General Manager approval dated September 9, 2013.
Please address comments and questions to Matthew Oller of the Flood Control District at (602) 506-4663 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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