Connecticut Guidelines for Soil Erosion and Sediment ControlThe Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Connecticut Council on Soil and Water Conservation have collaborated to prepare the revised for the Connecticut Guidelines for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control (below) and the Connecticut Stormwater Quality Manual. The effective date for these guidance documents is March 30, 2024. The full adoption of these documents will be phased, please see the details provided in Chapter 1. During the phased in adoption of the revised manual the 2002 version will also remain available below. As of September 30, 2024 the 2002 version will no longer be hosted online.
Download the Full Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Guidelines
Or choose one or more of the specifics sections to download separately:
- Title Page, Acknowledgements and Table of Contents
- Chapters 1 (Purpose and Function of Guidelines) & 2 (The Erosion and Sedimentation Process)
- Chapters 3 (Erosion and Sediment Control Plans) & 4 (Construction Phasing and Sequencing, and Special Treatments)
- Chapter 5 (The Functional Groups and Measures)
The 2002 Connecticut Guidelines for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control (DEP Bulletin 34) are intended to provide information to government agencies and the public on soil erosion and sediment control. These guidelines fulfill the requirements of Connecticut’s Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Act (§§ 22a-325 through 22a-329 of the Connecticut General Statutes). Additionally, they are required as the technical standard to be complied with in many municipal planning and zoning regulations and in many permits issued by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection associated with land development. Availability: The Guidelines are no longer available for purchase in hard copy. A printed copy of the Guidelines may be available at a local library. An electronic version of the Guidelines is available on-line, see links below. View the Guidelines for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control
Notice of Printing Error: Several copies of the 2002 Erosion and Sediment Control Guidelines have printing errors where some pages were not printed resulting in two consecutive blank pages facing each other. Due to the nature of the printing error, four (4) sets of blank pages would be found alternating with printed pages. Please page through your books.
Content Last Updated September 29, 2023