Temporary Erosion and Sediment Control Manual

The Temporary Erosion and Sediment Control Manual (TESCM) replaces Chapter 6 and Appendix 6A of the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Highway Runoff Manual. It outlines WSDOT’s policies for meeting the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Construction Stormwater General Permit requirements and the requirements in Volume II of the stormwater management manuals published by the Washington State Department of Ecology.

The TESCM is intended for use during the design, permitting, and construction phases of transportation construction projects. It covers:

  • TESC plan design and implementation
  • TESC BMP application and installation
  • SPCC plans
  • Discharge sampling and reporting
  • Site management and documentation
  • Compliance-related issues

For further information, contact the Erosion Control section of WSDOT’s Environmental Services Office, Stormwater and Watersheds program: www.wsdot.wa.gov/environment/waterquality/erosioncontrol.htm

Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Publication Number: 
M 3109
Last modified: 
05/10/2018 - 17:22
Publication Version: 
M 3109.01
Manual Manager: 
Elsa Pond
Engineering and Regional Operations Development Division, Design Office
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