The district is delegated by the PA Dept. of Environmental Protection to conduct the Chapter 102 (Clean Streams Law) and Chapter 105 (Dam Safety and Waterway Management) programs. The district continues to provide education and outreach through the annual Contractor's Workshop. Two E&S program specialists respond to individual requests for information and technical assistance.
Under the Chapter 102 program, the district reviews erosion and sediment control plans. All earth disturbance activities are required to use Best Management Practices (BMP’s) to control erosion and sedimentation. Construction sites that disturb more than 5,000 square feet of earth are required to have a written erosion and sediment control plan on site.
Included in the responsibilities of the Chapter 102 program is the National Pollution Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES) program. Earth disturbance activities of more than one acre may require an NPDES permit. District responsibilities under this program are to review NPDES permit applications for construction sites.
For more information, call Don Hibbard at 570-782-2105