The Office of the City Engineer performs construction site inspections on priority construction sites at least once a month. These sites are inspected to ensure that the City’s Stormwater Phase II Ordinance is being followed in regards to erosion and sediment control.
If a site is in violation of the Stormwater Phase II Ordinance, the Inspector will begin escalating enforcement procedures against the job site. The initial escalating enforcement procedures are as follows:
- Verbal Warning – A notice to the owner, project engineer and contractor is issued via on-site communication and email. The Verbal Warning describes the nature of the violation and will most times include pictures showing the violation.
- Corrective Action Notice – A notice to the owner, project engineer and contractor is issued via email and a sign is posted on site. A Corrective Action Notice is issued if the violation has not been corrected after a Verbal Warning has been issued or if a site is in repeated violation of the Stormwater Phase II Ordinance.
- Stop Work Order – A notice to the owner, project engineer and contractor that all work on a job site must cease until all violations have been corrected. The only work allowed to be performed under a Stop Work Order is the repair or installation of appropriate best management practices (BMP) and the cleanup of any sediment that has left the construction site.