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Public Notice - Erosion and Sediment Control Manual

Friday, August 4, 2017

DOEE is submitting for public review and comment the revised Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) Manual. The ESC Manual updates and modernizes the 2003 Erosion and Sediment Control Specifications. The public is invited to present its comments in written format on proposed revisions to the ESC Manual.

The revisions provide guidance for erosion and sediment Control permitting, Water Quality Division review and any requirements from the 2013 Stormwater Rule in Title 21 of the DCMR, Chapter 5; revises the list of standards and specifications to current practices used in construction; updates the Stream Protection chapter to reflect practices used by the Planning and Restoration Branch; updates vegetation lists to be consistent with other publications from the Natural Resources Administration: Wildlife Action Plan; updates planning and permitting requirements from the Water Quality Division and the Stormwater Guidebook; and updates tree protection standard and detail added to be consistent with and support the goals of the Urban Forestry Division within the District Department of Transportation.

The full text of the ESC Manual is available online below in the attachments section. A person may obtain a copy of the ESC Manual by any of the following means:

Email a request to Julienne Bautista at [email protected] with “Request copy of ESC Manual” in the subject line.

Review a copy in person at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 901 G. Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 during normal business hours.

Write the Department at 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20002, “Attn: Julienne Bautista, RE: ESC Manual” on the outside of the envelope.

The deadline for comments is 9/4/217 at 5:00 P.M. Persons may submit written comments by email, with a subject line of “ESC Manual” to the attention of Julienne Bautista at [email protected] Comments clearly marked “ESC Manual” may also be hand delivered or mailed to the Department’s offices at the address listed above.