Best Management Practices

The purpose of the Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Guidelines (BMP) Manual is to provide a comprehensive and detailed approach towards preventing erosion and controlling sediment on construction sites. It has been updated to include the latest information regarding materials and installation practices that have proven effective over the past years. There are numerous other resources available and readers are encouraged to refer to the reference document listed in the appendices.

Another unique feature of this manual is its educational value. Under the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) rules, public involvement and educational outreach has been incorporated to play a major part in water quality standards.

Full Manual
The Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Guidelines Manual (PDF) was developed for the sole purpose of providing the most updated Erosion Prevention, Run-off Management, Sediment and Tracking Controls, and Pollution Prevention Best Management Practices (BMP's). The contents of this manual should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the policies or recommendations of other referenced agencies or organizations.
Individual Best Management Practices Narratives & Details
The purpose of this section is to afford the designer the opportunity to download individual 1-page narratives and details for each individual BMP for the purpose of including this information in their Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP). Individual BMP narratives are available in PDF format and individual BMP details are available in both PDF and AutoCad drawing format.

Erosion Control BMPs
BMP AutoCad Detail
Scheduling (PDF) NA
Preservation of Existing Vegetation (PDF) NA
Dust (Wind Erosion) Control (PDF) NA
Hydraulic Mulch-Bonded Fiber Matrix (PDF)
NA
Mulching (PDF) NA
Soil Binders (PDF)
NA
Seeding (PDF) EC-7
Hydroseeding (PDF) NA
Sodding (PDF) EC-9
Erosion Control Blankets (PDF) EC-10
Turf Reinforcement Mats (PDF) EC-11.1
EC-11.2
Geotextiles and Plastic Covers (PDF) EC-12
Outlets / Velocity Dissipation Devices (PDF) EC-13.1
EC-13.2
EC-13.3
Streambank Stabilization (PDF) EC-14.1
EC-14.2
Temporary Stream Crossing (PDF) EC-15.1
EC-15.2

Runoff Management BMPs
BMP AutoCad Detail
Check Dams (PDF) RM-1.1
RM-1.2
RM-1.3
Earth Berms and Drainage Swales (PDF) RM-2.1
RM-2.2
RM-2.3
Water Diversions (PDF) RM-3.1
RM-3.2
RM-3.3
Terracing (PDF) RM-4
Grass Lined Channel (PDF) RM-5.1
RM-5.2
RM-5.3
Slope Drains (PDF) RM-6.1
RM-6.2
Gravel Bags (PDF) RM-7
Level Spreaders (PDF) RM-8.1
RM-8.2
Soil Roughening (PDF) RM-9
Fiber Rolls / Wattles (PDF) RM-10
Dewatering Operations (PDF) RM-11

Sediment Control BMPs
BMP AutoCad Detail
Vegetated Filter Strip (PDF) SC-1.1
SC-1.2
Silt Fence (PDF) SC-2.1
SC-2.2
Compost Filter Socks (PDF) SC-3
Compost Filter Berms (PDF) NA
Sediment Basin (PDF) SC-5.1
SC-5.2
SC-5.3
SC-5.4
Sediment Trap (PDF) SC-6.1
SC-6.2
SC-6.3
Sediment Filters and Chambers (PDF) SC-7
Inlet Protection-Curb and Gutter (PDF) SC-8.1
SC-8.2
SC-8.3
Inlet Protection-Recessed (PDF) SC-9.1
SC-9.2
SC-9.3
Street Sweeping and Vacuuming (PDF) NA

Tracking Control BMPs
BMP AutoCad Detail
Construction Entrance / Exit (PDF) TC-1
Construction Parking (PDF) NA
Stabilized Construction Roadway (PDF) NA
Washdown Station (PDF) TC-4

Pollution Prevention BMPs
BMP AutoCad Detail
Non-Sediment Pollution Control (PDF) NA
Concrete Washout (PDF) PP-2