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Erosion Control with more than 1 acre of disturbance

Earth disturbance activities are regulated under PA DEP's Chapter 102 Regulations.

The Federal Clean Water Act provides that projects having 1 acre or more of earth disturbance over the life of the project may require an NPDES Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Construction Activities. Examples of earth disturbance activities include, but are not limited to, commercial and residential development, timber harvesting, utility line installation and road maintenance and drainage improvements.

The District receives and conducts administrative reviews of NPDES Permit applications, reviews Erosion and Sediment (E&S) Control Plans and schedules pre-application meetings for NPDES Permit projects in Pike County. DEP’s Northeast Regional Waterways and Wetlands program staff conducts Post Construction Stormwater Management Plan reviews.

Pike County Conservation District recommends reviewing NPDES permit application materials before completing forms. For plans associated with projects requiring any permit under Chapter 102 (i.e., NPDES Permit, Erosion, and Sediment Control Permit, ESCGP-1) please submit the following:


Pike County Conservation District Application and Fee Schedule for Services (PDF)

Note: the DEP disturbed acre fee has to be submitted separately by check.


Pike County Conservation District PNDI Information Sheet (PDF)

*It is the applicant’s responsibility to assure that all application materials submitted are the most current DEP forms.

For additional permit forms visit the DEP E&S Resources page.


Opportunities for Public Input on the NPDES Permit Process:

A brochure on the opportunities the public has for making public comments in regard to Individual NPDES permits for Earth disturbance activities.

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