Soil Compaction Mitigation

Effective December 7, 2017, in accordance with P.L. 2010, Chapter 113, the State Soil Conservation Committee has revised its New Jersey Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Standards to include provisions for mitigating the negative impacts of soil compaction on construction sites subject to review and regulation by the New Jersey Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Act, N.J.S.A. 4:24-39, et seq. These provisions have been included within Chapters 8 (Topsoil) and 19 (Land Grading) of the Standards.

Memo from State Soil Conservation Committee

Frequently Asked Questions

Soil Restoration Measures

Soil Compaction Mitigation Verification Form

Soil Compaction Mitigation -Restoration Notes – to be placed on the Soil Erosion Sediment Control plan or detail sheet only if the Mitigation Standard applies

Summary Guidance Document 

Technical Bulletin 2018-1.0: Applicability to Single Family Lots; Clarification of Minimum Threshold Area

Technical Bulletin 2018-2.0: Applicability of Soil Restoration Requirements to Urban Redevelopment Areas

Interactive State Plan Online Map