Soil Erosion & Sediment Control

How to Achieve Compliance


Once your Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Plan has been certified by the District, we suggest that you keep the following in mind:

Pre-construction meeting: We highly recommend that applicants schedule a pre-construction meeting with District staff to review the requirements of the Soil Erosion and Sediment Control plan.
Know your plan: If site changes are required after your plans are certified, you may need to submit a revised plan to the District. This should be done before changes are made on the site. Follow the Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Notes.
48-Hour Notice Card: Fill out and return the 48-Hour Notice Card by mail (found in the application packet) or fax it to (732)683-9140 at least 48 hours prior to starting any soil disturbance. You may also email your 48-Hour Notice request to

Soil Erosion & Sediment Control Act Readopted Rules 2006

For additional information on Rules & Regulations/Official Policy click on the New Jersey Department of Agriculture website at and go to Soil Erosion.

Prevention Tips To Avoid Erosion
  • Keep the streets clean
  • Install and maintain temporary controls denoted on the certified plan such as: sediment barriers, stabilized construction access, and storm sewer inlet protection
  • Seed, mulch and tack all exposed areas
  • Keep the storm sewer systems clean