This guide is a quick reference for inspectors and resident engineers in construction on topics related to installation, maintenance, and inspection of common BMPs. Using this guide helps departments of transportation (DOTs) stay in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations for improving stormwater quality and provides guidance where local publications may currently be lacking.
This publication includes discussion of BMPs, organized by their use. Categorization of BMPs may vary from state to state; however the basic recommendations for field implementation remain consistent. The information presented in this guide is based on techniques and control measures considered generally effective in many areas of the country. This guide is not meant to be a design manual or pollution prevention plan, nor is it meant to supersede, substitute, or make more stringent well-defined practices or regulatory standards.