Water Education for Communities & Local Officials


 Public notice requirements

Each of the six minimum measures could involve developing new ordinances. Your local government must comply with applicable state and local public notice requirements. The Municipal Code Corporation has put together an Online Library of Municipal Codes of Ordinances that can assist you in understanding the notice requirements for your jurisdiction.

The EPA, the Local Government Environmental Assistance Network, and the Center for Watershed Protection have cooperated to create a website with Model Ordinances to Protection Local Resources. Some of the model ordinances included in this website are:

  • Buffer protection,
  • Erosion and sediment control,
  • Illicit discharges,
  • Post-construction stormwater controls,
  • Maintenance of stormwater BMPs, and
  • Open space management.