Part 91, Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control (SESC), of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA) (Part 91) provides for the control of soil erosion and protects adjacent properties and the waters of the state from sedimentation.
Municipal Enforcing agencies (MEA's) are cities, villages, charter townships, and some general law townships that have elected to enforce Part 91 through adoption of a soil erosion and sedimentation control ordinance. After approval of the ordinance, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), the MEA's assume responsibility for administering and enforcing Part 91 within their jurisdictions.
A permit is generally required for any earth change activity which disturbs one or more acres of land or which is within 500 feet of a lake or stream.
The City is a participating MEA and does enforce all SESC applications and violations.