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Pike County Conservation District’s Response to COVID-19

Pike County Conservation District’s Response to COVID-19

The following operation procedures go into effect on June 22, 2020.

The Pike County Conservation District office is open but appointments are encouraged as most staff continue to work remotely. We encourage using email or phone to contact staff with questions or concerns.

PCCD Building visitors

  • Visitors must wear a mask while in the building;
  • Visitor’s must sign in and out using the visitor’s sign in sheet in the front hallway when entering and leaving the building. The purpose of this is to know who came in and out of the office for accountability and also, who we must notify if a possible case of COVID-19 was identified in PCCD office;
  • They must either use their own pen or use a provided sanitized pen (pen will be sanitized with disinfectant prior to next use);
  • Whomever is meeting with the visitors must wear a mask, as well;
  • PA “COVID-19 Safety Procedures for Businesses” flyers are posted throughout the PCCD office spaces, along with publicly posted acknowledgement by PCCD that the PA guidance is being followed.

The following are updates on PCCD Services:

Educational Programs

Updates regarding previously scheduled events are available on the District website.  A number of online educational projects are currently being conducted.

Erosion Control and Waterways Permitting (Chapter 102)

Staff will notify engineers/contractors they will be working remotely but available by appointment at the District office. Appointments can also be done via conference call or video conferencing. Plans can be dropped off at the office in the Plan Drop off box at front door or submitted electronically. Additional guidance regarding delegated programs will be followed as directed by DEP for permit time frames and SOP’s.

102 Plan reviews can take place offsite in a location where staff feel they have adequate space and minimal distractions; site visits/inspections can continue as normal if social distancing can be exercised.  Any complaints will be evaluated on a case by case basis. If inspections are deemed necessary, social distancing will be exercised.

105 – Permitting process and forms are all available on-line; forms can be e-mailed to PCCD and disseminated for review and acknowledgement; payment can be mailed to PCCD; PNDI submission and payment can be mailed into the office; Any complaints will be evaluated on a case by case basis. If inspections are deemed necessary, social distancing will be exercised.

Dirt, Gravel and Low Volume Road -Program contracts, technical assistance and projects can move forward with construction.

 

Water Quality Programs – Field work will continue including the USGS well monitoring program. Surface water monitoring will be evaluated July 10, 2020.

RTK requests – Right to Know requests – The District Office is open but appointments are encouraged as most staff continue to work remotely and some information may not be readily available. We will be in contact with you regarding your request and discuss the best way to provide your information in an expeditious manner.

Thank you and be safe.