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Erosion and sediment control report and drawings: Submission requirements

Project sites with a soil disturbance area equal to or greater than 0.4 hectares (ha) will require the submission of an ESC Plan. The ESC Plan must consist of an application, drawings, and supporting documents. These documents are meant to provide a comprehensive plan for ESC implementation, inspection, and maintenance practitioner(s) to follow during construction.

Sites less than 0.4 ha that have low erosion potential, and are not in close proximity to critical areas do not require submission of an ESC Plan. However, ESC good housekeeping practices must be followed.

The following documents will assist you in submitting a complete ESC plan for review:

  • Application:
    • The application is a fillable pdf form that is required for all ESC Plans. Filling the application out will inform the drawings that will be required for your Plan. Note: For best functionality of this application, it's recommended that the form be downloaded to a computer and opened with Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Application Instructions:
    • The application instructions provide a detailed explanation of what is required for each section and sub-section of the Application.
  • Specifications:
    • Specifications define the general ESC requirements and design, installation, maintenance and removal for standard ESC practices.
  • ESC Guidelines:
    • The guidelines provide an introduction to ESC principles, regulatory requirements, ESC Plan design requirements and considerations.
Here you will find information on the requirements, specifications and tools as well as the application process for submitting Erosion and Sediment Control Plans to The City as a part of construction and development projects.

Other ESC Resources

Information sessions and workshops

Materials from January's field practitioner lunch and learn are now available:

Materials from February's workshop session are now available:

Frequently Asked Questions

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