Erosion and Sediment Control
George Mason University (Mason) Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) and Stormwater Management (SWM) Programs are integral components of Mason’s design, construction, maintenance, and management of Mason’s facilities and campuses. George Mason University Annual Standards and Specifications for ESC and SWM has been developed to provide information regarding Mason’s implementation of these programs in accordance with Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Law (§62.1-44.15:51 et seq.), the Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Regulations (9VAC25-840 et seq.), the Virginia Stormwater Management Act (§62.1-44.15:24 et seq.), and the Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) Permit Regulations (9VAC25-870 et seq.) as related to municipal separate storm sewer systems and regulated construction activities.
George Mason University Annual Standards and Specifications for ESC and SWM shall apply to all plan design, construction, inspection, and maintenance activities undertaken by Mason, either by its internal workforce or contracted to external entities, where such activities are regulated by the Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Law and Regulations (VESCL&R), and/or the Virginia Stormwater Management Act, and/or the VSMP Permit Regulations. During inspections of George Mason University’s land disturbing activities by Mason Civil and Environmental Engineering Division, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other applicable environmental agencies, compliance with the approved George Mason University Annual Standards and Specifications for ESC and SWM (and all parts thereof), the VESCL&R, the Virginia Stormwater Management Act, and the VSMP Permit Regulations will be required.
George Mason University Annual Standards and Specifications for ESC and SWM are submitted to Virginia DEQ for review and approval on an annual basis. Mason shall ensure that project specific plans are developed and implemented in accordance with the Annual Standards and Specifications. This submittal constitutes Mason’s commitment to execute all provisions contained herein on the regulated land disturbing activities and land development projects. As such, this submittal will be made available and utilized as an operational guidance by all appropriate Mason and DEQ personnel. This submittal and errata information are available for download as PDF files at: https://facilities.gmu.edu/.