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 of the Virginia ESC and SWM Laws and Regulations.
The full text of the City’s ESC and SWM Ordinances can be found here:
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 at: