Proposed Groundwater Ordinance & Assessment Standards                          ATTACHMENT A

Summary of Four-Tier Approach for Building Permits, Plats, and Plans

& Long-Term Monitoring Wells

 

This document summarizes the actions that would be necessary under the proposed program for each type of land use activity, as well as plans for a County groundwater monitoring well program.

 

1.       Tier 1 -- Building Permit for New Structure on Lot (< 21 acres)

 

2.       Tier 2 -- Creation of Any Development Right Lot (< 21 acres)

·         County staff reviews available groundwater data to check for “red flags” (e.g., leaking petroleum tanks) prior to plat approval

·         Developer pays $250 plus $25 per lot in a groundwater application fee.

·         Additional review time will be needed by staff prior to plat approval, but can be done simultaneously with other reviews.

·         Tier 2 provides benefit through review of available groundwater data prior to plat approval to make sure major water quantity or quality concerns are identified and addressed.

 

3.       Tier 3 -- Subdivision Plat Creating 4 or more lots where at least 3 lots are 5 acres or less

·         Developer/applicant prepares groundwater management plan for review and approval by County staff.

·         Developer pays $400 plus $25 per lot in a groundwater application fee.

·         Additional review time will be needed by staff prior to plat approval, but can be done simultaneously with other reviews.

·         Tier 3 benefits are similar to Tier 2.  Groundwater management plan provides more site-specific groundwater details for a more thorough review of water quantity and quality issues.  If there are special concerns, staff may require additional data prior to approval.

 

4.       Tier 4 – Site Plan for use consuming more than 2,000 gallons per day or for approval of any new central well system

 

5.       County Groundwater Monitoring Network

 

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