Marc Pruett, Director
157 Paragon Parkway, Suite 200 Clyde, NC 28721 Phone: 828-452-6706 Fax: 828-452-6798
Welcome to the web page for the Haywood County Erosion and Sediment Control Department. Our mission is to allow development within Haywood County in the most expedient manner and in the most cost-effective way while at the same time protecting our natural resources and properties adjoining land-disturbing activity from sediment damage.
Quick Notes on Erosion Control:
The Haywood County Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinance defines land disturbing activity as any use of the land by any person for residential, industrial, educational, institutional, or commercial development, and highway and road construction and maintenance that results in a change in the natural cover or topography and that may cause or contribute to sedimentation.
Haywood County’s Ordinance is taken from a model provided by the state of North Carolina. These rules and regulations were originally adopted by the state in The Sedimentation Pollution Control Act of 1973. This legislation has been periodically amended and is also supported by Title 15A of the North Carolina Administrative Code. In 1988, Haywood County adopted the ordinance and began its own erosion control program.
North Carolina General Statute 113A-61(b) states that “a local government shall only approve a plan upon determining that it complies with all applicable state and local regulations for erosion and sediment control”
This department also oversees Haywood County's Slope Ordinance, a set of standards for improved construction and development practices that will result in higher levels of safety and stability on developed land, while decreasing the potential of damage to natural resources and properties adjoining tracts containing artificial slope construction.