The Act establishes an education program for persons involved in land development design, review, permitting, construction, monitoring, or inspection or any land-disturbing activity, to be administered by the State Soil and Water Conservation Commission. The Act extensively revises [Code] Chapter 12-7, the 'Erosion and Sedimentation Act of 1975.' Among other changes to Code Chapter 12-7, the Act authorizes a new state-imposed permit fee of up to $80 per acre of disturbed land, establishes a Stakeholder Advisory Board to work in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Division and the Soil Conservation Commission, and authorizes a study to evaluate the effectiveness of erosion and sedimentation control measures currently employed by the State of Georgia.
"SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION Control of Soil Erosion and Sedimentation: Amend Duties of State Authorities; Revise State Control of Erosion and Sedimentation,"
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