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New York State Standards and Specifications for Erosion and Sediment Control (Blue Book)

2016 Blue Book

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announces the availability of the updated New York State Standards and Specifications for Erosion and Sediment Control (Blue Book), dated July, 2016. The Blue Book provides standards and specifications for the selection, design and implementation of erosion and sediment control practices for the development of Erosion and Sediment Control Plans for the SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activity.

The Blue Book was updated to address EPA's Effluent Limitation Guidelines (published in December, 2009), advancements in technology and issues that had been identified by stakeholders that use the document. A draft of the updated Blue Book was Public Noticed on February 24, 2016 for 30 days with 22 sets of comments received. The majority of the changes to the draft in response to comments relate to clarification of the existing criteria in the Blue Book.

New York State Standards and Specifications for Erosion and Sediment Control

New York State Standards and Specifications for Erosion and Sediment Control (PDF) (42MB)
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APPENDICIES

2005 Blue Book

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has updated the 2005 version of the New York State Standards and Specifications for Erosion and Sediment Control (Blue Book). See July 2016 version above. See links below for the 2005 version.

Engineering Schematics appearing as figures in each chapter are also available via FTP as individual files for use in engineering drawing software.

New York Standards and Specifications for Erosion and Sediment Control

New York State Standards and Specifications for Erosion and Sediment Control (PDF) (24.3 MB)
Important Note: This large file may take a long time to download. For sections of this book, download from the following links below.

Table of Contents