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Water Quality (BMP) Manuals and Checklists

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The Nevada Department of Transportation has prepared two Water Quality Manuals, the Planning and Design Guide and the Construction Site Best Management Practices Manual, to assist in compliance with the Clean Water Act, as well as state and local regulations. These manuals are not intended to establish a legal standard of care of conduct. These manuals are subject to modification, revision, and addendum as conditions warrant.

The NDOT Construction Site Best Management Practices Manual is available for purchase. The cost is $30.00. Contact NDOT Administrative Services at (775) 888-7070. Updates to this manual will be listed as addendums and posted for download from this website. Notification of posted updates will not be provided.

Planning and Design Guide

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The Planning and Design Guide (PDG) manual, part of NDOT's water quality, erosion, and sediment control program, provides information and procedures relevant to the storm water activities and responsibilities of the Nevada Department of Transportation. The PDG addresses key regulatory, policy, and technical requirements to incorporate permanent storm water Best Management Practices into the planning and design of applicable NDOT projects.


2006 Planning and Design Guide (5 MB)

Construction Site Best Management Practices

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This manual, part of NDOT's statewide effort to prevent pollution in storm water runoff from construction projects, addresses minimum contractor requirements for selecting, implementing and maintaining Construction Site Best Management Practices. A condensed version of this manual was created for construction crew inspectors. The Field Manual contains conventional BMP fact sheets required for Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan compliance on NDOT projects. This manual is not available for purchase however is available for download.

2006 Construction Site Best Management Practices (9 MB)


Contact Information

For questions or concerns regarding either of these documents, please contact the:
Nevada Department of Transportation

Hydraulics Section

Phone: (775) 888-7619

Water Quality Section

Phone: (775) 888-7013

Important Note:User is not obligated to use the SWPPP template in these manuals. Electronic SWPPP Template can be found at: http://ndep.nv.gov/bwpc/storm01.htm. NDEP's Temporary Working in Waterways forms can be found at http://ndep.nv.gov/bwpc/forms.htm.