Public Review Documents
New York State Standards and Specifications for Erosion and Sediment Control
The Department is proposing to update the New York State Standards and Specifications for Erosion and Sediment Control (Blue Book). The current technical standard is now ten years old and needed updating to address EPA's Effluent Limitation Guidelines published on December 1, 2009, advancements in technology, and issues that have been identified by stakeholders (e.g. private sector consultants, other governmental agencies, etc.) that use the document.
Full NYS Standards (PDF, 17 MB) - This is a large document and may be slow to download. As an alternative you may download specific sections using the links below.
- Cover, Preface (PDF, 104 KB)
- Section 1 - Introduction (PDF, 68 KB)
- Section 2 - Erosion Control Planning and Site Management (PDF, 1.5 MB)
- Section 3 - Erosion Control Part 1 - Runoff Control (PDF, 5 MB)
- Section 4 - Erosion Control Part 2 - Soil Stabilization (PDF, 5 MB)
- Section 5 - Sediment Control (PDF,4.3 MB)
- Appendices (PDF,4.8 MB)
Written comments on the draft standard must be submitted by close of business on March 25, 2016 to: Stormwater_info@dec.ny.gov; or by mail to the contact listed below. Note: If submitting comments by e-mail please indicate "Blue Book Updates" in the "Subject" line.
Contact: Dave Gasper, P.E., NYS DEC - Division of Water, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3505, E-mail: Stormwater_info@dec.ny.gov.
Access to MSGP Permits
This website is intended to enable interested parties to view and print issued Multi-Sector General Permits (MSGP) (link leaves DEC's website). All permits are provided as PDFs.