DEMLR Publications

Many publications are available as free downloads. To order printed publications, please see ordering instructions at the bottom of this page. Publication prices include applicable state sales tax and shipping costs.

Erosion and Sediment Control Program

North Carolina Erosion and Sediment Control Planning and Design Manual

North Carolina Erosion and Sediment Control Field Manual 
This 156-page manual complements the larger design manual and is a convenient size for field reference for construction and installation of erosion and sedimentation control measures and devices. Design charts are not included in the Field Manual. Order form. Printed copy: $13*

Erosion and Sediment Control - Inspector's Guide
This 64-page manual helps the inspector understand how to conduct inspections and evaluate projects, what to look for and how to interact with customers. The downloadable publication has embedded navigation hyperlinks; it is not searchable with the Adobe PDF search tool. Order form. Printed copy: $20*

Erosion and Sediment Control Practices Videos

This set of two award-winning videotapes demonstrates the actual construction of twelve of the most commonly installed erosion and sediment control measures. In 2019 the videotapes were transferred into digital format, edited, and BMPs that were no longer recommended were removed. The edited version is now available on YouTube and a CD version can also be ordered. Order form. Price: $15 (in-state); $50 (out-of-state)*

Erosion and Sediment Control Educational Forms

Many educational and training packets are available as free downloads on the Erosion and Sedimentation Education page. To order printed copies, use the order forms below. 

Order Form for Erosion and Sedimentation Control Education Packets for Teachers (Fillable PDF)

Order Form for Erosion and Sedimentation Control Training Packets for Developers, Consultants and Local Governments (Fillable PDF)

*Physical copies limited - available while supplies last

Stormwater Program

Stormwater Design Manual

Low Impact Development Guidebook

Dam Safety Program

Dam Operation, Maintenance & Inspection Manual
This manual was developed to assist dam owners in their regular maintenance, operation and inspection activities. Emphasis has been placed on small earth structures, the dams most commonly found in North Carolina. Much of the manual’s information can be applied to dams of all types and sizes and also to dikes and levees.

Mining Program

NC Surface Mining Manual

Some rules, policies and statutes have changed since publication of this manual, and some items in it may no longer apply and/or will be amended in the future.

Ordering Publications

Download The Land Resources Publications Order Form

Mail the completed form with a check or money order made payable to NCDEMLR to:

N.C. Division of Energy, Mineral, and Land Resources
Attn: Publications Order
1612 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1612

Questions? Please call 919-707-9220.