When it comes to an effective erosion prevention and sediment control plan, each one has the same components. This ensures everything is done correctly. The five components of these plans are a location map, a site plan of existing conditions, a grading plan and timetable for the construction, a site plan and timetable for the erosion prevention and sediment control, and lastly a short summary that describes the aforementioned plans. Let's take a closer look at each of these components, as well as a rundown of what makes up each of the erosion and sediment control plans.
The location map shows the proximity of the project or worksite to any surface water bodies, roads, etc. This map typically also includes map of even greater detail and a USGS map. Here is what you will find on a location map:
The existing conditions site plan is a plan that show the grading and features as they currently exist. This site plan also include a soils map. Here are some of the existing conditions you will find on this site plan:
The grading plan and construction timetable shows the proposed finished contours and addresses that make up the project. In general, this timetable does not have to contain any exact dates. However, it should show how each phase of the project relates to the others. It should also show the steps you have taken in order to minimize the soil that is exposed at any one time. Here is what you will find on a typical grading plan:
In most cases, the erosion prevention and sediment control site plan and timetable is prepared using the grading plan as a base. The site plan shows the location of all of the erosion and sediment control measures being implemented. On top of that, it will show the timetable, which effectively charts the outline of the control measures. In some cases, it is possible to combine the grading and erosion control plans into one. Here is what you will find on a erosion prevention and sediment control site plan and timetable:
The narrative is simply a summary of the four previous plans. An effective narrative briefly describes the four plans. On top of that, it should highlight all of the erosion control measures and why they will be effective. And detail the worksite characteristics, as well as the planning stages of the erosion control methods. When it is complete, you have a general description of the upcoming project.
Also included in the summary are the site inventory and analysis, as well as the grading plan and timetable. Here are some more details regarding this summary.
Site Inventory & Analysis
site drainage characteristics with both up and down-gradient.
drainage, waterways, and anybodies of water.
topography, existing roads, buildings, and utilities.
vegetation and soils.
how close is it to natural or man-made water features.
Grading Plan and Timetable
description of proposed grading, including notes on seasonal limitations.
timetable of all major construction and earth change activities, including stabilization methods for winter
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