Technical Guidance

If you are a certified Erosion and Sediment Control Design Professional or Plan Preparer in Georgia, please review the following information to ensure that you are meeting the requirements of the Erosion and Sedimentation Act of 1975 and are aware of news regarding the Manual for Erosion and Sediment Control in Georgia:

The Erosion and Sedimentation Act of 1975 requires that, as a minimum, protections at least as stringent as the state general permit; and best management practices, including sound conservation and engineering practices to prevent and minimize erosion and resultant sedimentation, must be consistent with, and no less stringent than, those practices contained in the Manual for Erosion and Sediment Control In Georgia published by the State Soil and Water Conservation Commission as of January 1 of the year in which the land-disturbing activity was permitted.

Manual for Erosion and Sediment Control in Georgia

The 2016 Edition of the Manual for Erosion and Sediment Control in Georgia

                All plans which were completed and sealed prior to July 1st  2016 may utilize the products and practices as specified in the Manual (Fifth and Sixth Editions).  These may include previously approved plans with revisions, plans which had not been previously approved but were in the review process, or new plan submittals. 

Contact Information

Questions about erosion and sediment control should be directed to the Urban Lands Erosion and Sediment Control Program by phone at 706-552-4474 or by emailing certification@gaswcc.org.


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Manual for Erosion and Sediment Control in Georgia (Green Book)

2016 Edition

Manual for Erosion and Sediment Control in Georgia - 2016 Edition (PDF)

 

Field Manual for Erosion and Sediment Control in Georgia

Field Manual for Erosion and Sediment Control in Georgia - 2016 Edition (PDF)

 

Checklists for Erosion and Sediment Control in Georgia

2016 Checklists (Excel files)    2016 Checklists (PDF)

 

Erosion and Sediment Control Related Information

Permitting (Link)

Local Issuing - Model Ordinance (Link)

Dirt 2 Booklet. A Development Guide to Risk Management and Cost Control (PDF)