Delaware Sediment and Stormwater Regulations require that Sediment and
Stormwater (S&S) be managed at construction sites to prevent erosion
and runoff of sediment from the construction site.
County implements many procedures during site planning to minimize short
and long term impacts to water quality including:
County approved S & S plan and a Notice of Intent (NOI) must be
on file with Delaware’s Department of Natural resources adn Environmental
Control prior to record plan approval.
design engineer and site contractor must meet to discuss the S&
S plan and make sure the phasing works and the plan can be built as
pre-construction meeting is required which assembles all parties involved
in site construction. The developer/owner, site contractor, and certified
construction reviewer (CCR) are required to certify, by signature, that
they understand and will discharge their responsibilities.
perimeter control inspection to ensure all appropriate perimeter controls
must be in place to prevent sediment from leaving the site.
weekly inspections are conducted and an enforcement process is in place
to compel compliance with the regulations, policies and procedures.
State of Delaware Division of Soil and Water conducts training and education
sessions for construction site operators. In addition, the County holds
training session for CCRs and Site Operators to assist them with the process
and procedures for S&S program compliance. The County manages a CCR
Program to help the County with inspections to ensure construction sites
remain in compliance with the approved S&S plan and S&S Regulations.