Erosion and Sediment Control Program

Erosion and Sediment (E&S) Pollution Control Program & National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

The moving of earth presents the opportunity to have erosion and sediment pollution in the event of a rain storm. The state has set up different control standards for these projects to help prevent pollution from occurring. The state requires that best management practices (BMP’s) are to be implemented and maintained for all earth moving activities. An erosion and sediment pollution control plan is required for earth moving activities of 5,000 sq. feet or more, along with implementation and maintenance of the BMP’s. Earth disturbance activity of 1 acre or more requires a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit for construction activities.




Staff Duties and Services

  • Investigate complaints relating to active construction site pollution
  • Conduct site inspections and plan reviews
  • Provide Educational workshops

E&S Best Management Practices

  • Silt fence
  • Construction entrance
  • Diversion berm and/or swales
  • Sediment traps and/or basins
  • Permanent Stabilization

Applications and permits

Helpful Fact Sheets


Chapter 102 Requirements for Agriculture

Additional Information