Monday, May 4, 2009

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Regarding
PART 91, SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENTATION CONTROL (SESC),
of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA),
1994 PA 451, as Amended

Why is erosion and sediment control important?
Sediment is the greatest pollutant by volume impacting our lakes, streams, and wetlands. Sediment is the product of uncontrolled erosion. Everyone in Michigan is affected by erosion and off-site sedimentation. Erosion and sedimentation result in: loss of fertile topsoil, filling of lakes and streams, increased flooding, damage to plant and animal life, and structural damage to buildings and roads.

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