The Clearfield County Conservation District is delegated to oversee the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) Chapter 102 Erosion Control Regulations. Erosion and Sediment from construction sites is one of the most significant sources of pollution in the waters of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Erosion is the washing away of dirt and soil from the land. Sedimentation is the deposition of the dirt and soil into areas where it is not wanted.
Because there are soil erosion problems associated with earth disturbance activities, the Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board (EQB) approved statewide regulations for Erosion and Sediment Control, 25 Pa. Code Chapter 102 in September of 1972 and amended them on January 1, 2000. These regulations are authorized by the Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law, 35 P.S. §§691.1 et seq., and prohibit the discharge of any pollutant to waters of the Commonwealth. Under the Chapter 102 regulations, anyone conducting earth disturbance activities must use Best Management Practices (BMPs) to minimize the amount of sediment leaving the earth disturbance activity.
The PA DEP is responsible for the administration and enforcement of Chapter 102 regulations and the Clean Streams Law. The Clearfield County Conservation District has a Level II Delegation Agreement with the DEP to review Erosion and Sediment Control Plans, conduct training, respond to complaints, perform site inspections, and in some cases, assist the DEP with compliance and enforcement actions.
Questions, concerns, and information should be submitted to: Clearfield County Conservation District Attention: Fred Berry or Amy Hallman 6395 Clearfield Woodland Highway, Suite 2 Clearfield, PA 16830 Phone 814-765-2629 Fax 814-765-1336 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The following is the fee schedule for the E & S Plan Review:
* COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL/MUNICIPALITY: $700 for first acre of disturbed earth, plus additional $100 per acre for every additional acre
* RESIDENTIAL/INDIVIDUALS AND TIMBER HARVESTERS: $150 for first acre of disturbed earth, plus additional $25 per acre for every additional acre
* Fees apply to E&S plans associated with Chapter 105 Stream Encroachment General Permits.
* Fees will be waived for municipalities that are submitting plans for small projects that are being done in-house using their own equipment and manpower. For all other municipal projects, the standard E&S fess will 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.
**Review of Borrow/Waste area will be charged at the rate of $300.00 per site.
Please make check payable to: Clearfield County Conservation District
Submit check with completed Plan to:
Clearfield County Conservation District 6395 Clearfield Woodland Highway, Suite 2 Clearfield, PA 16830