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Sediment and erosion control in construction. Prohibits an MS4 community (a county, city, or town that administers a program under which construction plans including erosion and sediment control measures are submitted for approval) from requiring erosion and sediment control measures that are more stringent than the erosion and sediment control measures required by the administrative rule of the environmental rules board concerning storm water runoff associated with construction activity. Provides that a review authority (the department of environmental management, a soil and water conservation district, or an MS4 community) to which a construction plan is submitted must make a preliminary Sediment and erosion control in construction. Prohibits an MS4 community (a county, city, or town that administers a program under which construction plans including erosion and sediment control measures are submitted for approval) from requiring erosion and sediment control measures that are more stringent than the erosion and sediment control measures required by the administrative rule of the environmental rules board concerning storm water runoff associated with construction activity. Provides that a review authority (the department of environmental management, a soil and water conservation district, or an MS4 community) to which a construction plan is submitted must make a preliminary determination whether the construction plan is substantially complete before the end of the fifth working day after the day on which the construction plan is submitted to the review authority. Provides that an individual who reviews and makes a conclusive determination concerning a construction plan submitted to an MS4 community: (1) must be a registered professional civil engineer, registered architect, or registered surveyor; (2) must have successfully completed either of two particular MS4 training programs or a comparable training program; or (3) must be working under the direct supervision of an individual described in (1) or (2). Provides that if an MS4 community has made a conclusive favorable determination concerning a construction plan and work on the construction project has begun, the MS4 community may not order work on the construction project to stop on the grounds of inadequate erosion and sediment control measures unless the project site owner given written notice of the inadequacies of the erosion and sediment control measures and the inadequacies are not resolved within 72 hours after the project site owner receives the written notice. ... View more