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

The Erosion and Sediment Pollution Control program emphasizes on the conservation of soil and water resources. 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 earth disturbances and potential pollution

♦ Conduct site inspections and plan reviews

♦ Provide Program Educational workshops

E&S Best Management Practices

♦ Compost Filter Sock

♦ Rock Construction Entrance

♦ Vegetated Swale

♦ Sediment Traps and/or Sediment Basins

♦ Temporary and Permanent Stabilization

Franklin County Technician Territory Map and Local Agency Contact List

DEP E&S Resources


Timber Harvest 

Other Helpful Forms