Erosion and Sediment Control
Earthwork and construction activity disturbs soil and creates blowing dust and sediment. Runoff from construction site activity often flows into streets, gutters, inlets, then through drainage ways into area waterways.
If a site is poorly managed, sediment and waste runoff from construction sites can be deposited on adjacent property, drainage ways, and stormwater holding basins. In many cases it is extremely expensive to remove these sediment deposits. Experience has shown that it is much more cost effective to install and maintain adequate erosion and sediment control measures that it is to remove sediment from off site areas. Erosion and sediment control is also required by City ordinances.
These regulations shall apply to all construction activity within the corporate limits of the City of Lincoln and the land outside of the corporate limits designated as Tier I in the Lincoln City/Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan (Lincoln Municipal Code, Section 28.01.20).
Notice of Intent (NOI) and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
Prior to land disturbance of sites one (1) acre or greater in size, a Notice of Intent (NOI) and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) for erosion and sediment control must be submitted. Prior to beginning construction activity, authorization through an INOI permit is required for erosion and sediment control of individual lots (mostly residential) that are part of a larger common plan of development (subdivision).
Drainage Criteria Manual
Lincoln Design Standards
Section 2.05 - Stormwater Drainage Design Standards
Title 26, Lincoln Subdivision Ordinance
- 26.15 - Preliminary Plat
- 26.24 - Flood Regulation for Existing Urban Area
- 26.25 - Floodplain Regulations for New Growth Areas
Title 27, Lincoln Zoning Ordinance
Title 28, Stormwater Quality and Erosion and Sediment Control
NPDES Construction Stormwater General Permit
NDEQ Permit NER160000 (306 K) - requirements for discharges from construction sites
February 19, 2020 Builder/Developer Erosion & Sediment Control Seminar
- CSW Permit Requirements and Related Topics – Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy
- Small Site Sediment and Erosion Control Best Management Practices – City of Lincoln Watershed Management
- SWPPP Inspection Reporting Update – City of Lincoln Watershed Management / DataBank
- Waste Disposal at Construction Sites – City of Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department