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Erosion and Sediment

An excavator works to repair and shore up a roadside that has eroded.The goal of project erosion and sediment control is to prevent pollution of water resources as required by National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits and by other laws, permits, agencies and agreements.

Project Design Objectives include:

  • Establish specific measures to prevent soil erosion and off-site sedimentation.
  • Satisfy permit requirement for an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan.
  • Create clear contract documents to facilitate project construction.
  • Minimize project and permit problems for ODOT and project partners.

Guidance Materials

Contact the Geo-Environmental Section

4040 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, MS 6
Salem, Oregon 97302
Phone: 503-986-3252
Fax: 503-986-3249

Program Lead

Phone: 503-986-3512

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