The Clearfield County Conservation District follows a strict review and fee schedule. The schedule determines our prices for reviewing and approving permit applications, as well as dates by which we guarantee our permit application reviews and decisions to be completed by.
Chapter 102 Fee Schedule
Fees charged by the Clearfield County Conservation District and the PA Department of Environmental Protection vary depending on the nature and type of permit/plan application.
When determining fees dependent upon the disturbed acreage, always round up to the nearest whole number. For example, if the proposed project will disturb 1.2 acres, round up to 2 acres, and determine the applicable fees using the number 2.
Submit the correct payments along with a complete application/plan to:
Clearfield County Conservation District 6395 Clearfield Woodland Highway, Suite 2 Clearfield, PA 16830
Upon submittal of a General NPDES permit application, three payments are required:
General NPDES Registration Fee* for $500 made payable to “Clearfield County Clean Water Fund”.
E&S Review Fee** for ($700 for first acre of disturbance + $100 for each additional acre of disturbance) made payable to “Clearfield County Conservation District”.
DEP Disturbed Acreage Fee for ($100 per acre of disturbance) made payable to “Commonwealth of PA Clean Water Fund”.
* If proposed construction is to occur in a special protection (High Quality or Exceptional Value) watershed, an Individual NPDES Registration Fee of $1500 takes the place of the General NPDES Registration Fee.
** If you are a resident/individual unassociated with commercial, industrial, or municipal development, the E&S Review Fee is reduced to $150 for the first acre of disturbance + $25 for each additional acre of disturbance.
All other E&S Control Plans do not require review and approval from the Clearfield County Conservation District unless:
Inspection of the site reveals a technically deficient or poorly implemented E&S Control Plan, or
Municipal ordinance necessitates or the municipality explicitly asks that an E&S Control Plan be reviewed and approved.
The Clearfield County Conservation District reserves the right to charge an E&S Review Fee in the case of the above listed circumstances. This E&S Review Fee is $700 for commercial, industrial and municipal agencies, and $150 for residents and individuals.
- Fees will be waived for municipalities that are submitting plans for small projects that will be done in-house using their own equipment and manpower. For all other municipal projects, standard E&S fees apply.
- Fees will be waived for the preparation of Conservation Plans for farming related activities.
- If an E&S plan is returned to you as Technically Incomplete or lacking major components, an additional fee of $500.00 will be charged for each re-submission. You will also be responsible for the cost of us returning the plan.
The NPDES permit application review process is completed in two steps: the completeness review, and subsequently, the technical review. The completeness review's purpose is to ensure that the permit application contains all necessary data and information. The technical review's purpose is to ensure that the permit application's data and information is specific and detailed enough to abide by all Federal and State law.
The District will finish the completeness review within 15 business days from the date of receipt. The District will finish the technical review within 22 business days from the completion of the completeness review.
Timely communication between the District and the applicant is required for expediency.