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Erosion and Sediment Control documents for review

We have been working on revisions to The City's erosion and sediment control (ESC) documents. Informed through stakeholder consultation, a review of past applications and best practices, these revisions are intended to:

  • better align the documents with industry best practices and regulations, and
  • improve readability and usability.

This document outlines the more significant revisions made.

We would very much appreciate if you could now provide your feedback via this survey to gauge the usability and content of the documents. The survey is due back by October 25th. We will review stakeholder feedback and report back to you regarding how we can address it.

Draft documents

To support all ESC practitioners, we have revised and developed:

  • ESC Guidelines: a detailed guidelines document with example drawings and calculations.
  • Field Manual: a reference for use out on the field or on construction sites.
  • Standard Specifications: a document that outlines the legally binding details and regulatory requirements for each standard practice for design, installation, inspection, maintenance and removal (where applicable).
  • ESC Plan Application and Instruction Manual: a reference to support you during the ESC plan application process.

What's next?

After gathering and addressing feedback, the final documents will be published in late 2017. Implementation will be required six months after publication. (Based on current timelines, we anticipate implementation will begin in May or June of 2018.) Future workshop sessions will be hosted in early 2018 to equip you and your teams with the necessary information to apply these guidelines to the work you do.

We will continue to keep you updated regarding the timelines. Thank you for lending your expertise, time and commitment and helping to shape these documents. We hope you will continue to participate in future opportunities.

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