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Erosion & Sedimentation Control

The City of Henderson administers an Erosion and Sedimentation Control program within the City limits.  This program operates under the Land Quality Section of the North Carolina Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (NCDENR).  The City has local jurisdiction in administering the Sedimentation Pollution Control Act of 1973 and does so by the way of the Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance (City Ordinance Chapter 23A).

In accordance with the Act and the City Ordinance, an Erosion and Sedimentation Control plan and calculations, designed in accordance with the NCDENR Erosion & Sediment Control Planning and Design Manual, must be filed with and approved by the City of Henderson prior to disturbing an area of greater than 0.5 acre (or more than 1 acre if a single family residence is involved).  For disturbances less than 0.5 acres (or 1 acre for single family residences), no plan must be filed; however, all requirements limiting erosion shall remain in effect.