For applications where natural vegetation alone will not provide sufficient protection from soil erosion under concentrated flow conditions or provide sufficient long-term erosion protection, a permanent RECP may be used.
A turf reinforcement mat (TRM) is a permanent RECP composed of non-degradable synthetic fibers, filaments, nets, wire mesh, or other elements, processed into a permanent, 3-D matrix of sufficient thickness.
The Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC), a non-profit organization for the development of standards, testing, education, and installation techniques for RECP technologies, has a Web-based tool, available at www.
This edition includes updated methodologies for vegetated and manufactured RECP design addressing currently available commercial products.
This DVD provides visual step-by-step instruction on procedures including site preparation, RECP placement, RECP stapling/staking, anchoring trench details, and shingling of RECPs.
While first responders had long used an incident command system for emergency communication, such a communications plan for policy leaders had been lacking, making its development a critical first step of the RECP.
Through the RICCS system, which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, officials participating in the RECP and other key decision makers can be notified of incidents and share information.
Each ESF section of the RECP corresponds to a similar section in the structure used by FEMA.
The ESF section of the RECP that addresses health, mental health, and medical services (ESF #8) incorporates plans for public health services as well as private sector organizations such as hospitals and the American Red Cross.