Section 1 D I. Land Disturbance
SECTION 1 STANDARD DESIGN AND PLAN PRODUCTION CRITERIA
D. Environmental Best Management Practices for Construction
I. LAND DISTURBANCE
Large construction projects usually involve extensive land disturbance, involving the removal of vegetation and the reshaping of topography. Such activities make the soil vulnerable to erosion. Soil removed by erosion may become airborne and create a dust problem, or it may be carried into natural waterways and cause water pollution. Measures to address the impact of land disturbance on the environment should be included in the planning and design phase of a project, before any land is cleared. These measures should be placed into the framework of the segment environmental control plan. Regulatory standards and requirements take precedence over contents of this section where conflicts may occur.