Local Erosion and Sediment Control Programs 

Information About the Local Programs

The NC Sedimentation Control Commission may delegate authority to implement the Sedimentation Pollution Control Act (SPCA) to cities and counties that adopt a local qualifying erosion and sediment control ordinance in compliance with North Carolina state requirements. The staff of the delegated Local Programs perform plan reviews and enforce compliance of the SPCA within their jurisdictions.

Contact Information for Local Erosion and Sediment Control Programs

Local Erosion and Sediment Control Program Jurisdictions

Local Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance Fees

This map shows the extent of each Locally Delegated Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program's jurisdiction. There is additional information within the dataset that includes special design considerations that may exist and links to program websites. Corporate limits and Extraterritorial Jurisdictions are subject to change over time. Contact the programs directly to verify if a potential project site falls within their jurisdiction. The map and its associated data are maintained by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources, Erosion and Sediment Control Program. Questions or comments can be directed to Graham Parrish.

Resources for Local Programs

Official 2021 Model Local Ordinance (MS Word - Red Line VersionMS WordPDF)
The Model Local Ordinance was first distributed in 2004, with revisions in 2006, 2014, 2018, 2020, and 2021. 

Planning for and Starting a Local Program (MS WordPDF)
Local Program Common Responsibilities (PDF)
Did you know? (MS WordPDF)
Procedure for Local Program Delegation (MS WordPDF)

Local Programs Workshops

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Presented by: N.C. DEQ – Land Quality Section
In partnership with the NC Water Resources Research Institute

The 2022 workshop will be held on April 19 & April 20

This event is specifically for the local government programs that have delegated erosion and sediment control programs; registration and workshop information will be sent directly to these programs. 

About this workshop:

The Local Program Workshop is an annual event presented by NC DEQ – Land Quality Section to educate and train local erosion and sediment control programs’ staff. The workshop also provides an opportunity for Local Programs to connect, learn from each other, and share challenges, strategies and successes of managing erosion and sediment throughout the state. 

Presented by: N.C. DEQ – Land Quality Section
In partnership with the NC Water Resources Research Institute

The 2021 workshop was held virtually on April 19th - April 22nd.

About this workshop:

The Local Program Workshop is an annual event presented by NC DEQ – Land Quality Section to educate and train local erosion and sediment control programs’ staff. The workshop also provides an opportunity for Local Programs to connect, learn from each other, and share challenges, strategies and successes of managing erosion and sediment throughout the state. 

Programs Nominated for the 2021 Outstanding Local Program Awards

Large Local Program Nominees:

  • Lincoln County

Small Local Program Nominees:

  • Town of Apex
  • Catawba County
  • Chatham County
  • Guilford County
  • City of Monroe

2021 Outstanding Local Program Award Winners

2021 Large Local Program Winner: Lincoln County

2021 Small Local Program Winner: Town of Apex

Check out our Sediments Newsletter where the winners are featured. 

Workshop Documents

Agenda

Presenters' Biographies

The 2020 workshop was canceled due to Covid-19.

April 23 & 24, 2019

Renaissance Centre
Wake Forest, NC

Programs Nominated for the 2019 Outstanding Local Program Awards

Large Local Program Nominees:

  • City of Asheville
  • Lincoln County
  • Wake County
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County

Small Local Program Nominees:

  • Chatham County
  • Macon County

2019 Outstanding Local Program Award Winners

2019 Large Local Program Winner: Lincoln County

2019 Small Local Program Winner: Chatham County

Workshop Documents

Agenda

Presentations: