PA State Law
State law requires that an erosion and sediment pollution control (E&SPC) plan be developed for all projects involving earth disturbance, regardless of size (PA Clean Streams Law, Chapter 102). Projects which impact high quality or exceptional value streams as defined by regulations promulgated under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) requirements need special care and have enhanced permit conditions.
Our Delegation Agreement
The District reviews E&SPC plans under the terms of delegation agreements with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. In most cases, a General NPDES Permit – issued by the District – is required before the start of construction. When a high quality or exceptional value stream is located within the project area, an Individual NPDES Permit is required. Individual Permits are issued by DEP.