Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Erosion Control and Stormwater Management

Construction site management

Enforcing Stormwater Requirements

The following link contains guidance and templates to help with enforcement of erosion control and stormwater requirements of MnDOT contracts.  This link is for MnDOT staff only.

Erosion control supervisor

Do you have what it takes to be an erosion control supervisor?

Erosion control supervisors on MnDOT projects must have a current Construction Site Management certification from the University of Minnesota’s Erosion and Stormwater Management Certification Program.  A list of certified people can be found at the following website.  Note that the list is updated once each summer, so people who have been certified recently may not appear on the list yet.  In that case the person will have a certificate showing they have completed the Construction Site Management class.

For erosion control supervisors who are overseeing strictly utility work rather than all aspects of road or bridge construction, MnDOT also accepts the Construction Site Management certification offered by the Minnesota Utility Contractors Association (MUCA).

Stormwater Inspections

The following template and instructions are for contractors to use to document weekly and post-rain construction stormwater inspection reports on MnDOT projects.  Alternative formats can be used as long as they provide the same information and level of detail described in the documents below.

Reporting Spills and Sediment Releases

MnDOT specs require the contractor's Erosion Control Supervisor to report spills and sediment discharges to the state duty officer.  See the following documents for more information.

Permit compliance

Dust control


Working in public waters

Good housekeeping practices