Tag: erosion and sediment control plan

A sediment control plan is a practice or device designed to keep eroded soil on a construction site, so that it does not wash off and cause water pollution to a nearby stream, river, lake, or sea. Sediment controls are usually employed together with erosion controls, which are designed to prevent or minimize erosion and thus reduce the need for sediment controls. Sediment controls are generally designed to be temporary measures, however, some can be used for storm water management purposes.

BMPs for Erosion Control at Oil and Gas Sites

BMPs for Erosion Control at Oil and Gas Sites

Oil and gas companies operating in an exceptional-value or high-quality watershed have to use higher-standard BMPs, known as ABACT (antidegradation best available combination of technologies).

“When they’re in a normal cold-water or warm-water fishery watershed, they have to design for a two-year, 24-hour rain event, whereas when they’re in a high-quality

Erosion Control at Oil and Gas Sites

Erosion Control at Oil and Gas Sites

In an effort to expand their businesses, many erosion and sediment control contractors have turned to providing services to the oil and gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing sites. Services can include dust control on unpaved access roads, sediment control, revegetation of disturbed areas, and other measures to protect habitat and

Erosion Control at Oil and Gas Drilling Sites

Erosion Control at Oil and Gas Drilling Sites

In an effort to expand their businesses, many erosion and sediment control contractors have turned to providing services to the oil and gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing sites. Services can include dust control on unpaved access roads, sediment control, revegetation of disturbed areas, and other measures to protect habitat and

First Line of Defense

First Line of Defense

When it comes to the use of blankets and mats, every site presents its own challenges. It’s rarely a “one approach fits all” proposition. Russ Paton knows that well. He is the owner of Western Seed and Erosion in Langley, BC, and his company has become a one-stop shop for

Strategies for Sediment

Strategies for Sediment

Phase II of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), which has been in effect in most states since 2003, regulates construction-site discharges and is one of the driving forces for contractors and developers to put best management practices (BMPs) in place on their sites. BMPs such as silt fences, straw

Products of Their Environment

Products of Their Environment

A couple of time-proven products used in erosion control are somewhat temporary erosion control blankets (ECBs) and longer-lasting turf reinforcing mats (TRMs)-collectively known as “rolled erosion control products” (RECPs). ECBs are used to help establish the growth of vegetation-the best material for erosion control-before degrading, while TRMs supplement vegetation on

Getting to Know the SWPPP

Getting to Know the SWPPP

It was one of the most vexing moments of Shirley Morrow’s career. Morrow, a certified professional in erosion and sediment control (CPESC) and a stormwater specialist, had been discussing the preparation of a stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) when a hand shot up: “What are you talking about?” With some

Speaking of Dirt

By Carol Brzozowski With Phase II of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) in effect, the challenge for engineers, contractors, and developers now is to determine-and put to use-the best methods for controlling sediment at a job site. According to Arthur Miner of A.J. Garrett and Associates, an erosion

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