On December 17, 2004 , the Board of Trumbull County Commissioners adopted legislation to abate soil erosion and sediment from earth disturbing construction projects of five (5) acres or more. The legislation, referred to as the “Trumbull County Erosion and Sediment Control Rules” is effective as of January 17, 2005 . Please note: The rules have changed. The focus is from less than five contiguous acres to less than one contiguous acre.
Please review the Erosion and Sediment Control Regulations for further detail. The Rules are in response to guidelines set forth in the Clean Water Act, and the Ohio EPA Phase II Storm Water Program mandate. The Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District, by resolution of the Board of County Commissioners, has been named administrator of the Rules.
The Board adopted these Rules pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 307.79, authorizing the establishment of technically feasible and economically reasonable standards to achieve a level of management and conservation practices in order to abate soil erosion and degradation of the waters of the State by soil sediment on land used or being developed for non-farm commercial, residential or other non-farm purposes. Specifically the Rules are intended to protect:
Adjacent landowners from property loss due to sedimentation, erosion and flooding
County and township ditches, culverts and storm sewers from loss of capacity due to siltation.
Water and habitat quality in streams, lakes and wetlands.
Land development from the inconsistent application of state and regional guidance.
The Rules require the development of an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan. These plans will be reviewed by the staff at the Soil and Water Conservation District and approved or disapproved before any earth disturbance begins. Specifically, staff will review the use and location of BMP’s for each site, compliance with state and federal permits and perform on-site inspections to ensure that performance standards are being met.
For a copy of Ohio's new Rainwater and Land Development Manual for best management practices simply visit https://epa.ohio.gov/dsw/storm/rainwater for the Ohio Rainwater and Land Development Manual.