Soil Erosion & Sediment Control
Single Family Home / Site Plan Application
Both sides must be submitted
Soil Restoration & De-compaction Forms
Soil Conservation District OPRA (Records Request) form
Please submit all OPRA requests to both:
In accordance with P.L. 2010, Chapter 113, the State Soil Conservation Committee has revised its Standards for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control in New Jersey to include provisions for mitigating the negative impacts of soil compaction on construction sites subject to review and regulation by the New Jersey Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Act, N.J.S.A. 4:24-39, et seq.
These provisions have been included within Sections 8 (Topsoiling) and 19 (Land Grading) of the Standards. (http://www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/anr/nrc/njerosion.html)
Effective December 7th, 2017, any application submitted to a local Soil Conservation District for erosion and sediment control plan certification must include provisions to mitigate potential soil compaction in accordance with the revised Standards. Previously certified Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Plans, plans eligible for re-certification and minor revisions are not subject to the adopted amendments. There are 11 identified exceptions outlined on page 19-2 of the Land Grading Standard.
Click here to link to the Soil Erosion Control – Chapter 251 Protecting Soil Resources for Water Quality webpage for more information on the new Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Standards in New Jersey.
To aid our clients throughout Ocean County in complying with the newly revised Topsoil and Land Grading Standards within the 2017 Standards for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control in New Jersey, please follow this link for guidelines for the use of a static cone penetrometer to determine soil resistance/compaction.
The document gives step-by-step instructions that one should use in testing a site for soil compaction through the use of a penetrometer. Please click here to link to the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County website on soil compaction.
Please be advised that the use of the Standard Notes form for single-family dwelling applications has been discontinued as of October 1, 2018. The information contained on the form, including the Construction Schedule, Stabilization Notes, and the Seeding Mixtures, must appear on the sealed plot plan/SESC plan along with all other required notes and details.