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New Standard Helps Manage Construction-Related Erosion
August 24, 2017

The American Society of Civil Engineer’s (ASCE) new standard, Management Practices for Control of Erosion and Sediment from Construction Activities, Standard ANSI/ASCE/EWRI 66-17, establishes guidelines for controlling accelerated erosion caused by human activities at construction sites. Uncontrolled erosion is costly and accompanied by a host of financial, legal, and environmental problems. This Standard provides tools to ensure that the discharge of sediment does not significantly increase at a construction site compared with preconstruction conditions.

Step-by-step guidance is offered for federal, state and local officials and construction managers looking to establish effective and cost-conscious programs to manage erosion and sediment. Topics include sediment and erosion problems associated with construction activities; regulations and permitting at federal, state, and local levels; processes associated with erosion and sedimentation; erosion and sediment control plans; guidance for specific construction situations; inspection and maintenance; and enforcement.

Appendixes provide a model ordinance, a summary of U.S. regulations and programs, contacts for state erosion and sediment control regulatory agencies, a glossary, and a reference list.

To purchase online visit the ASCE Bookstore.

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