Wisconsin Erosion Control Product Acceptability List (PAL)

​T​he Erosion Control Product Acceptability List (PAL) provides guidance in installation and proper use of erosion and sediment control products. This list contains products that have been approved for use on State of Wisconsin airport, structure and highway projects.

The PAL and User Guide are for use by design engineers, technicians, and inspection personnel, municipalities, counties, contractors, and suppliers engaged in bridge and highway design, plan preparation, and construction for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). It is prepared to support uniform application of designs, standard details in plan preparation, and field installation of erosion and sediment control devices, practices, and other related items.

Although the material in the Erosion Control Storm Water Committee Product Acceptability List Web pages has been tested, caused to be tested or reviewed for compliance by the Department, field staff may reject project materials deemed inconsistent with the specifications.

This is a list maintained for Wisconsin Department of Transportation projects. It may not be a complete list of all applicable practices for private and commercial projects administered or permitted through other agencies.


As of March 31, 2019, WisDOT is requiring submittal of large-scale test results as required for ALL products in the categories of EROSION MAT, SOIL STABILIZER, and INLET PROTECTION DEVICES. Test results shall be no older than five (5) years; i.e., testing must have been completed between March 31, 2014, and March 31, 2019. If older or non-NTPEP large-scale test results are available, those will be considered on a per-product basis. There is no cyclical re-testing requirement for large-scale, and none is planned. Re-testing will only be required if the manufacturer cannot provide signed certification that the product is substantially equal to that tested.​​

PAL and User Guide

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Last modified: January 12, 2021​