Best management practices for soil erosion protection and construction storm water control

Program or Topic Area Leader

Cheryl Petroski-Wilson

Program Expertise

  • Physical — Water Quality — Physical properties (temp., transmissivity, etc.)

Primary Stakeholder Audience

  • Municipality managers and workers
  • Industry / private business managers

Program Focus

Soil Erosion and Construction Storm Water
Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program (SESC)
Part 91, Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA) (Part 91) provides for the control of soil erosion and protects adjacent properties and the waters of the state from sedimentation. A permit is generally required for any earth change activity which disturbs one or more acres of land or which is within 500 feet of a lake or stream.

Construction Storm Water Program
Construction activities which disturb one or more acres of land and have a point source discharge of storm water to waters of the state (streams, rivers, lakes, and wetlands) are required to obtain a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit from the DEQ WRD.