The West Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Best Management Practice Manual addresses erosion and
sediment control for earth disturbing activities associated with construction. The manual is designed to
assist construction site developers, engineers, designers, and contractors in identifying and implementing
the most appropriate best management practices for construction activities.
The purpose of this manual is to provide standardized and comprehensive erosion and sediment control
management practices for implementation on construction projects throughout West Virginia. It is intended
that this manual be used as guidance for developing sediment control plans for the West Virginia/National
Pollution Discharge Elimination System General Water Pollution Control Permit for Stormwater Associated with
Construction Activities. However, the use of other best management practices manuals may also be acceptable.
The use of this manual is not a regulatory requirement. The goal is to reduce the water
quality impacts of
land-disturbing activities through the design and implementation of effective erosion prevention and