Construction Program Guide
Erosion and Sediment Control
It is the policy of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) that all highways funded in whole or in part under title 23, United States Code, shall be located, designed, constructed and operated according to standards that will minimize erosion and sediment damage to the highway and adjacent properties and abate pollution of surface and ground water resources.
- 23 U.S.C. 109 Standards (2020) Subsection (g)
- 23 CFR 635.309 Authorization (2021) Sections (i) and (j)
- 23 CFR 650 Subpart B Erosion and Sediment Control on Highway Construction Projects (2016)
- AASHTO Drainage Manual, CD-ROM (2014). This publication supersedes the 2005 AASHTO publication, Model Drainage Manual. Volumes 1 and 2. Chapter 20 of each Volume addresses Erosion and Sediment Control.
- AASHTO Highway Drainage Guidelines, 4th Edition (2007) Chapter 3, Erosion and Sediment Control in Highway Construction.
- Guidance Specifying Management Measures for Sources of Nonpoint Source Pollution in Coastal Waters, 840-B-92-002, U.S. EPA, January 1993.
- Construction General Permit Flow Chart: "Do I Need a Permit?" | National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) | US EPA
- Stormwater Management and Water Quality. This FHWA web page provides several interesting links regarding Storm Water Management