A land-disturbing activity is “any land change on private or public land that may result in soil erosion from water or wind and the movement of sediments into state waters or onto lands in the commonwealth, including, but not limited to, clearing, grading, excavating, transporting, and filling of land.” This definition includes land disturbing activities equal to or exceeding 10,000 square feet in area. Many activities are specifically exempt from this definition, such as individual home landscaping, repair and maintenance, and individual service connections. The regulations specify “Minimum Standards,” which include criteria, techniques and policies that must be followed on all regulated activities.
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