EROSION AND SEDIMENT
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has released the initial phase of the Chapter 102 electronic permitting system (ePermit System) to improve the efficiency of submissions and reviews of Chapter 102 permit applications and Notices of Intent (NOIs) and enable faster responses to applicants. The web-based Chapter 102 ePermit System can be accessed through DEP’s GreenPort. The initial release for voluntary use includes new NOIs for coverage under the PAG-02 General NPDES Permit and NOIs for PAG-02 amendments*
Erosion and Sedimentation (E & S) controls are used in instances where soil is being disturbed by development, timber harvesting or by highway development. E & S Control Plans that are submitted to our office for review must include measures that will promote the maintenance and protection of existing water quality and its uses. The District reviews erosion and sediment pollution control plans, conducts site inspections, receives, answers and services complaints, and processes permit applications pursuant to the NPDES program. The District has established a fee schedule for the review of E & S Pollution Control Plans. Questions regarding fees and the review process should be directed to Alicia Ramsey at 814-393-6139.
As of November 14, 2012, the PA Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) new Permit Review Process (PRP) and Permit Decision Guarantee (PDG) and Permit Coordination Policies are being implemented for various Chapter 102 programs (including NPDES Permits for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Construction Activities) by the Clarion Conservation District. Permit applicants and their consultants should review the SOPs and revised permit application materials carefully to become familiar with the new procedures and avoid potential project delays.