The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) does not issue Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control (SESC) permits; however EGLE's, Water Resources Division is responsible to train and oversee the agencies that have authority to administer and enforce Part 91, Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA), Public Act 451 of 1994, as amended.
A. NAME OF PERMIT OR APPROVAL:
Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Permit
B. STATUTORY AUTHORITY:
Part 91, Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, Public Act 451 of 1994, as amended
Part 31, Water Resources Protection, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, Public Act 451 of 1994, as amended
C. APPLICABLE REGULATION:
See also storm water discharge requirements under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit (specifically, Permit-by-Rule and Notice of Coverage): www.michigan.gov/eglenpdes
D. SUMMARY OF PERMIT/APPROVAL PROCESS:
Most local SESC permitting agencies require a permit when the project involves an earth change activity within 500 feet of a lake or stream or when the project will disturb an area greater than one acre in size. However, some local SESC agencies require the permit regardless of size or location. Contact your local SESC agency.
An SESC plan will need to be developed and based upon project complexity some applicants prefer to employ a consultant.
EGLE does not issue Part 91, SESC permits and therefore does not require submittals specific to Part 91.
EGLE does not issue SESC permits; the local SESC agencies independently set fees for SESC permits issued within their jurisdictions.
E. Local SESC Agencies: Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Agencies
Revision Date: December 2019