Massachusetts Erosion & Sedimentation Standards of Control

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    Storm Water Regulation

    • Federal, state and local programs all regulate storm water discharge on Massachusetts construction sites. The state requires that when there is construction or land disturbance, there must be a plan to control erosion sedimentation and other pollutants. This standard is applied when MassDEP reviews projects within a wetland area. Considerations should include items such as installing and maintaining a construction best management practice plan that reduces the movement of sediment off site.

    Plan Details

    • An erosion and sedimentation control plan must be submitted along with the notice of intent to the Conservation Commission for review and approval when developing in a wetland resource area. This plan needs to identify the parties who are responsible for implementation as well as arrangements for the final stabilization of the site and temporary erosion and sedimentation control removal.

    Erosion and Sediment Control

    • When making the best management practices plan, in order to control erosion and sediment issues, you should consider issues such as existing soil, slope and construction grading limitations, drainage problems and soil exposed during construction. Keep storm water runoff velocities low and protect disturbed areas from storm water runoff in your planning.

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