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

Resources for Local Programs

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

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

2021 Workshop

2021 Workshop

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

The 2021 workshop has gone virtual and will be held April 19th - April 22nd

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. 

2020 Workshop

2020 Workshop

The 2020 workshop was canceled due to Covid-19.

2019 Workshop

2019 Workshop

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



2018 Workshop Presentations 2017 Workshop Presentations