New Approved Practices
The following practices for the Manual for Erosion and Sediment Control have approved by the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission. Please print and add these to your Manual.
Sediment Barriers are temporary structures typically constructed of silt fence supported by steel or wood posts. Other types of barriers may include sandbags, straw bales, brush piles or other filtering material
Compost Filter Socks (Sd1-CFS)- Compost filter socks are a three-dimensional tubular sediment control and storm water runoff filtration device typically used for perimeter control of sediment and soluble pollutants (such as phosphorus and petroleum hydrocarbons), on and around construction activities. Compost filter socks trap sediment and soluble pollutants by filtering runoff water as it passes through the matrix of the compost filter socks and by allowing water to temporarily pond behind the compost filter socks, allowing deposition of suspended solids. Compost filter socks are also used to reduce runoff flow velocities on sloped surfaces.
Type C Silt Fence Alternative Sd1-C- Alt
Alternative Best Management Practice (BMP) Details
All alternative BMP details must be included on the Erosion, Sedimentation and Pollution Control Plans. To find product detail please contact the product manufacturer.
Clarifications to the Manual for Erosion and Sediment Control in Georgia
As a reminder, the Manual for Erosion and Sediment Control in Georgia (Manual) states "Approved silt fence fabrics are listed in the Georgia Department of Transportation Qualified Products List #36 (QPL -36).
The Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission recognizes the Georgia Department of Transportation QPL-36 as referred to in The Manual as an approved product list for silt fencing (Sd1).
GA DOT QPL: No. 36
Title: Silt Fence Fabrics