**Updated Standards as of 2017 can be found HERE on this website!
The 2014 NJ Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Standards are now available on the NJ Department of Agriculture’s website. Please follow the link to The Department of Agriculture’s website: http://www.state.nj.us/agriculture/divisions/anr/nrc/njerosion.html to download a copy of the standards.
To review the memo from The Executive Secretary of The State Soil Conservation Committee “click here”. For a quick reference guide to the changes in the Standards for Erosion and Sediment Control, please see the following overview. http://www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/anr/pdf/2014standardsoverview.pdf”
Department of Agriculture
State Soil Conservation Committee
Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Act Rules
Adopted Rules: N.J.A.C. 2:90-1
Effective Date: February 20, 2014
Expiration Date: December 8, 2017
Click on the pdf below to view the newly adopted rules regarding the Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Act http://www.state.nj.us/agriculture/divisions/anr/pdf/njac2_90.pdf”
In 1975, the State Legislature passed Chapter 251, P.L. 1975, the Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Act of New Jersey. This legislation gave local conservation districts the power to control soil erosion and sedimentation by requiring the submission of a Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Plan for almost all soil disturbances over 5,000 square feet.