A project shall be planned and implemented in accordance with
the following basic principles of erosion control and storm water
(1) Investigate the
intended project site and design the project to avoid or minimize adverse
effects that may be caused by erosion or a discharge to waters of the
Design or select best
management practices for the project to:
Avoid or minimize on-site erosion damage in order to avoid or minimize off-site
sediment or pollutant accumulation that may result from a discharge.
(b) Protect the perimeter area of the site
and the disturbed areas from erosion and pollutant accumulation that may result
from off-site runoff.
runoff velocities and retain sediments and pollutants on the site to the
maximum extent practicable.
(3) Minimize the size of the disturbed area
exposed at any one time and the duration of the exposure.
(4) Stabilize the disturbed area as soon as
(5) Establish a
thorough preventative maintenance program that can reasonably be implemented as
appropriate within the context of the standard specifications for the type of
project being developed or through the use of special contract
Wis. Admin. Code Department of Transportation § Trans 401.05
Cr. Register, October,
1994, No. 466, eff. 11-1-94; CR 02-081: am. (1), (2) (intro.) and (5), Register
December 2002 No. 564, eff. 1-1-03.