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EPA HQ Office of Water
EPA Region 4 Water Protection
GIS & Mapping
Hydrologic Determinations and Certification of Hydrologic Professionals
TN Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Training and Certification Program
Wastewater Reuse Inventory
Water Quality Complaints for Logging Activities
Tennessee Board of Water Quality, Oil and Gas
Water Resources Regional Planning
Construction activities near streams, rivers, and lakes have the potential to cause water pollution and stream degradation if erosion and sediment controls are not properly installed and maintained. In order to effectively reduce erosion and sedimentation impacts, Best Management Practices (BMP's) must be designed, installed, and maintained during land disturbing activities.
The Tennessee Erosion and Sediment Control Handbook is designed to provide information to planners, developers, engineers, and contractors on the proper selection, installation, and maintenance of BMP's. The handbook is intended for use during the design and construction of projects that require erosion and sediment controls to protect waters of the state. It also aids in the development of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP's) and other reports, plans, or specifications required when participating in Tennessee's water quality regulations.