Section 1 D Vi. Checklist Land Disturbance

Land disturbance


D.  Environmental Best management Practices for Constructions

VI. Checklist

Land disturbance: Characterize erosion potential of the site during each phase of the development.  Take action to minimize clearance of vegetation.  Implement controls and re schedule works to reduce erosion.  Stabilize cleared areas as soon as possible.  Avoid working on areas vulnerable to erosion, wherever possible.

Reduce quantity of contaminated stormwater entering project site.  Reduce water velocities, wherever possible.  Reduce stormwater flows over bare slopes.  Implement and maintain Erosion and Sediment Control Devices.  Design control devices to handle expected peak water flows.

Treat intercepted water, if required, prior to discharge to the environment.  Install control devices, as required.  Install waterway weirs, as required.  Implement a maintenance and inspection schedule for control devices.  Prepare contingency plan and ensure it is adequately resourced.  Improve design of control measures, if they don’t operate effectively.

Establish procedures to ensure that contaminated water is not pumped into a natural waterway without adequate treatment.  Ensure procedures are in place to ensure that pumping or dewatering operations are supervised and monitored.

A demolition plan describing proposed sequence, methods, and equipment for demolition and disposal should be submitted to the City for review prior to the start of work to ensure that demolition activities do not adversely impact the natural environment and general surrounding areas.

Implement a dust prevention strategy.  Pave haul roads.  Ensure adequate watering or treatment of areas that could give rise to dust.

Have a hurricane preparedness plan in place during the official hurricane season which properly safeguards all components of the project.

Implement measures to protect trees whenever necessary.

Implement a management program to minimize erosion and sediment runoff from stockpiles and bare batters.  Stabilize stockpiles and batters, if they are to remain bare for more than 28 days.  Establish sediment controls around unstabilized stockpiles and batters.

Consult responsible drainage body for approval.  Establish procedures to minimize impact on waterway.  Design and construct crossings, if required, to minimize impact on the waterway.

Ensure that written contingency plans have been prepared and adequately resourced. Prepare and submit a re-instatement plan to the relevant drainage authority for approval.