Erosion & Sediment Control and Stormwater Management for Land Disturbing Activities

The City of Hopewell (City) implements a consolidated Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) & Stormwater Management (SWM) Program in accordance with the City Code. The City Code incorporates, by reference, the provisions the Virginia ESC and SWM Laws and Regulations.

Full text of the City’s ESC and SWM Ordinances:

Erosion & Sediment Control Ordinance; Chapter 31 Article I & II

Stormwater Management Ordinance; Adopted February, 2015

The City ordinances require that land disturbing activities that disturb 2,500 square feet or more obtain a City Land Disturbing Permit; and

Land disturbing activities that disturb one acre or more, obtain a City Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) permit. The VSMP Permit is the City’s authorization of coverage under the General Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Construction Activities (VAR10).

A detailed explanation of the City’s permitting requirements, including permit application and plan submittal requirements, can be found here:

Hopewell Guidance for Land Disturbing Activities

Appendix B

LDA Form 01 – Application for a Land Disturbing Permit

LDA Form 02 – Application for a Land Disturbing Permit – Single Family Residence with an Agreement in Lieu of an ESC Plan

LDA Form 03 – Land Disturbing Permit, ESC Plan, and VSMP Permit Fee

Appendix C

LDA Form 04 – ESC Plan Preparer-Reviewer Checklist

LDA Form 05 – SWM Plan Preparer-Reviewer Checklist

Appendix D

LDA Form 06 – Preconstruction Meeting Verification Form

Appendix E

LDA Form 07 – Construction Site Inspection Form For Single-Family Residence with Agreement in Lieu of Plan

LDA Form 08 – Construction Site Inspection Form Less than 1 acre

LDA Form 09 – Construction Site Inspection Form for 1 acre or greater

Appendix F

LDA Form 10 – SWM Facility Record Drawing and Certification

LDA Form 11 – Notification of Termination of Land Disturbing Activity

Appendix G

LDA Form 12 – SWPPP Template for Single Family Detached Residential Construction

LDA Form 13 – SWPPP Template for Regulated Land Disturbing Activities

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