Michigan Law states that any earth change within 500' of a lake or stream or any earth change of one or more acres in size requires a Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control (SESC) permit.
The Roscommon County Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program is established under Part 91, Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act 1994 PA 451, as amended. Counties are mandated by statute to administer and enforce Part 91. The program is regulated by a County Resolution with oversight from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. The County Enforcing Agency (CEA) is responsible for implementing and enforcing an effective Part 91 program. The SESC permit requires that acceptable SESC measures are used and maintained to effectively reduce accelerated soil erosion and off-site sedimentation.