What is considered land disturbance?

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control defines land disturbing activity as "any use of the land by any person that results in a change to the natural cover or topography that may cause erosion and contribute to sediment and alter the quality and quantity of stormwater runoff". This may include clearing, grading, excavation, placement of fill, and any other construction activity that is classified as earth disturbing. Tree removal is also considered land disturbance unless the entire root/stump structure is left in situ.

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1. Does my project need to receive some type of NPDES review for the Town?
2. I have a 2006 State Construction permit, what do I need to do to meet the 2012 requirements?
3. What are the requirements of Section 3.1.1.F?
4. Where do I find 2012 Construction Permit information and forms?
5. I need to obtain a Clearing and Grading permit. When can I begin installing my silt fence and tree protection for the inspection?
6. What is considered land disturbance?
7. Do I need to hire a certified SWPPP inspector to perform inspections at my project?
8. I installed/have a stormwater BMP on my property. Do I have to maintain the BMP or does the Town?