Erosion and Sediment Control Guidance for Applicants and Review Staff


Countywide Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program

Foam Pollution (Stormwater)

Runoff Control BMPs

The following is a list of resources with information on the use of best management practices (BMPs) to minimize pollution from construction sites.


 Erosion and Sediment Control BMP Brochures

NCSPPP developed two brochures for contractors and homeowner's to use as a reference.  Click here to view.


NCSPPP developed guidance for construction project applicants entitled "Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Guidance for Applicants and Review Staff".

Stormwater Best Management Practices Handbook – Construction

This is one of a series of handbooks developed by the California Association of Stormwater Quality Agencies (CASQA) to provide guidance on selecting and implementing BMPs to reduce the discharge of pollutants from construction sites.  This document is available by subscription from CASQA by clicking here.

State Water Resources Control Board Website
This website contains several materials useful for preventing stormwater pollution from construction sites, including information on the NPDES General Construction Activity Permits.  Information includes frequently asked questions, a checklist to assist with preparation of the storm water pollution prevention plan and contact information for staff available to answer any additional questions. The website is located at:

Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Center (CICA)
The CICA provides information on how to comply with federal and State laws that regulate stormwater runoff, air quality, hazardous materials and wastes, and endangered species.  This information is provided free of charge by the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences with the assistance of the Associated General Contractors of America and the National Association of Home Builders and funding from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).