There is one final step before you can get a refund on your Natural Resources Management Permit security - a final inspection. Learn what is required by following the link…
A Natural Resources Management Permit is required for projects that have the potential to adversely impact natural resources. Typically, projects that result in exposed soils or tree removal require temporary protection measures be provided during construction. The City holds a security (letter of credit, check, etc.) provided by the permit holder until the project is complete. The following are conditions that must be in place before a security can be returned back to the permit holder:
- The project must be permanently stabilized. In other words, exposed soils must be vegetated with perennials. Seed and erosion control blankets do not count because they can fail or don’t last forever.
- Temporary erosion and sediment control practices must be removed. Items like silt fence, biologs, and inlet protection devices must be removed. Erosion control blankets that biodegrade over time, are okay to leave in place provided permanent vegetation has been established.
- Water and sewer services must be installed to grade. Correction will be required for services that are buried or stick up above grade. Be sure your utility sub is aware of this requirement.
- Sidewalks must be free of damage. Cracked or otherwise damaged sidewalks are unacceptable. Be sure your subs are aware of this requirement.
- Permanent stormwater management facilities must be functional. Infiltration and filtration basins must drain within 48 hours. Basins must be free of sediment and permanently stabilized.
- Occasionally, other special requirement will need to be addressed. Be sure that you are familiar with the conditions under which your permit was approved.
As a reminder, timing can be critical when requesting a security refund. Certain seasonal conditions, such as snow and ice cover, may limit the ability of inspectors to verify that your site is compliant. In such cases, securities will not be returned until inspection is possible. Permit holders should be mindful of this fact if they want to avoid delays.