What Is a "Common Plan of Development"?
A construction activity is part of a larger common plan of development if it is completed in one or more of the following ways:
- in separate stages
- in separate phases
- in combination with other construction activities
It is identified by the documentation that identifies the scope of the project including such things as the following:
- marketing plans
- building permits
- public notice or hearing
- zoning requests
It can include one operator or many operators.
Example: A subdivision is being built. You are grading 0.75 acres, another company is clearing 4 different acres, and a contractor is excavating another 0.5 acres. In this case, the total area that would be disturbed is 5.25 acres, so each operator would fall under the requirements associated with disturbing 5 or more acres.
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