Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC)
Listed below are website links for additional information about ESC design and products, certifications, educational opportunities, and other government agency requirements. They include additional materials about compliance to Minneapolis Chapter 52: Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinance
The City's Minneapolis Code of Ordinances Chapter 52: Erosion and Sediment Control for Land Disturbance Activities Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), or a specific watershed organization such as the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, or projects done within right-of-way or property that is jurisdiction of MnDOT, Hennepin County or Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES). The contractor/owner is responsible to have all required permits clearly posted at the construction site.
Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES)
- Rules and Regulations
- Stormwater Program Rulemaking
- Stormwater Program for Construction Activity
- Water Related Fact Sheets
- Stormwater Best Management Practices Manual
Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Office of Environmental Services
- Environmental Stewardship
- Erosion Control & Stormwater Management
- Certified/Approved Vendors for Roadside Vegetation Management
American Public Works Association (APWA) Water and Sewers: Stormwater
Stormwater related publications and resources
City of Minneapolis
MECA is a non-profit organization that promotes the advancement of effective stormwater management and erosion and sediment control (ESC) practices. This site also includes listings of ESC workshops & ESC vendor resources.
- Permit Applications
- Permit Timelines - When Will I Get My Permit?
- Erosion Control Rule
- Stormwater BMP Maintenance Program
University of Minnesota
- Erosion and Stormwater Management Certification Program
- Minnesota Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP)
United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)
- Roads, Highways and Bridges - Non-point Source Pollution Catagories
- NPDES Stormwater Publications
- Stormwater Fact Sheets and Outreach Materials
United States Army Corps of Engineers (St. Paul District)
A national certification training program for ESC design and inspection
International BMP Database
Global views and training sessions for Erosion & Sediment Control
EPA regulations, water, air, hazardous materials, links to state permits and requirements
If you are planning a project that may require an ESC permit, contact Jeremy Strehlo, Minneapolis Public Works, Surface Water & Sewers division at: email@example.com or (612) 673-3973.
Once you have obtained your Erosion & Sediment Control Permit, call 612-673-3867 to notify the City of your intended start of construction at least 48 hours or more in advance of any land disturbances. Failure to do so may result in fines and/or the revocation of the permit, or a Stop Work Order.
Last updated Mar. 18, 2013