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									                  MONTOUR COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT
                                APPLICATION
           EROSION & SEDIMENTATION CONTROL PLAN ADEQUACY REVIEW
        This application must be completed by the applicant or his agent and submitted along with the
required plan information, narrative, and fee for an Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan review.

PROJECT NAME________________________________ MUNICIPALITY_____________

PROPOSED LAND USE___________________________TOTAL PROJECT ACRES_______

APPLICANT NAME_________________________________ACRES DISTURBED_______

APPLICANT
ADDRESS__________________________________________PHONE____________

PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR EROSION CONTROL ON SITE_________________________

PLAN
PREPARER______________________________________PHONE_________________

ADDRESS________________________________________________________________

PROJECT INFORMATION:

_____WAIVER DETERMINATION (See #6 under Applicability of Fees Page 17)

_____RESIDENTIAL/MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING
                             Number of Units                         ___      Fee $__________

_____INDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL/OTHER
                           Number of Acres                           ___      Fee $__________

_____TIMBER HARVESTING                     Number of Acres           ___      Fee $__________

APPLICATION CHECKLIST:

_____Two (2) copies of the E & S plan drawings                       FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

_____Two (2) copies of the E & S plan narrative                      Application #__________
                                                                     Date Received__________
_____Two (2) copies of the location map                              Required Fee $__________
                                                                     Check Number__________
_____A completed application form                                    Sub. Number____________

_____Review fee (check or money order)
      _______________________________________________Date_______________
                 (signature of applicant)
The above signed agrees to comply with all requirements of Pennsylvania D.E.P. Title 25 Chapter 102,
Erosion and Sedimentation Control Rules and Regulations, and further agrees to obtain all necessary
Federal, State, County and Local permits associated with subject project.

I affirm that the above referenced plan has been prepared by a person trained and experienced in Erosion
and Sedimentation Control methods and techniques. The applicant also authorizes the Montour County
Conservation District to make site inspections as necessary.
EROSION AND SEDIMENTATION CONTROL PLAN
DEVELOPMENT GUIDE                                                    NARRATIVE


I.   GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT PROJECT

     A.   Landowner___________________________________________________

           Address_____________________________________________________

           Phone Number (___) __________________________________________

           Name & Address of Builder_____________________________________

           ____________________________________________________________


     B.    Address of Building Site________________________________________


           Development Name & Lot No. (if applicable)_______________________


     C.    Has the municipality been contacted concerning this project?_________


     D.   Past, Present and Proposed Land Use______________________________


     E.    Briefly describe your project and the extent of earthmoving:___________

     __________________________________________________________________

     F.    Estimated dates for project start-up and completion:

           START:____________                  END:____________

     G.    Give the distance to the nearest receiving stream:
           ____________           Name of Stream:____________________________

           Chapter 93 Stream Classification_________________________________

     H.    Soil Type(s):_________________________________________________
           Show soil boundaries on plan drawing.

     I.    Have Wetlands been delineated?__________
           If no, check justification
           _____Hydric soils or possible wetlands are avoided
           _____Hydric soils are not present on the site

     Other________________________________________________________
II.    STORMWATER RUNOFF AND DRAINAGE

       A.     Are steep slopes in excess of 10% a part of your project, or the immediate
              surrounding areas?

              _____YES               _____NO

       B.     Will runoff from above the project site need to be controlled during
                     construction?

              _____YES               _____NO

       C.     Will your project increase runoff velocities or channelize stormwater
              runoff?

              _____YES               _____NO

       ***If you answered YES to A, B, or C, please make sure your plan
               addresses these items.


III.   SEQUENCE OF CONSTRUCTION

                In order for an Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan to be effective,
       all phases of construction must take place in an orderly sequence. Every effort
       should be made to minimize the amount of earth that is exposed and limit the
       time disturbed earth is exposed to the forces of erosion. The first step in all
       projects is the installation of sediment barriers or traps below the project, and
       the installation of any necessary Best Management Practices (BMP’s) to handle
       runoff onto the project. The sequence should then describe the various
       construction steps necessary to complete the project, and end with the removal
       of all temporary controls after final stabilization is complete. Please use the
       space below and label each step in numerical order. Attach additional pages if
       necessary.

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

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IV.   TEMPORARY CONTROLS

              This section is needed to detail any/all temporary erosion control Best
      Management Practices that will be implemented. Drawings and designs for any
      practice not illustrated in this manual should be attached and referenced in this
      section.

      A.     Check if applicable

             _____Straw Bale Barrier               _____Rock Construction Entrance

             _____Filter Fence                     _____Temporary Seeding

             _____Temporary Swale                  _____Other

             List Other Controls____________________________________________

      B.     Check if applicable

             _____All items checked above will be to the specifications of this guide.

             _____Alternative Best Management Practices and/or specifications are
             proposed and are attached.

V.    PERMANENT CONTROLS

             Prior to completion of the project state law requires that steps be taken
      to provide permanent stabilization. All disturbed areas must be protected to
      prevent accelerated erosion. In other words, soil cannot be left exposed.
      Re-establishment of vegetation and pavement are examples of permanent
      controls. If you are re-vegetating an area the descriptions should include
      the seeding mixture to be used, top soil applications, lime, and fertilizer
      instructions.

      A.     Check if applicable

             _____Permanent vegetation will be established per the recommendations
                  of this guide.
             _____Alternative specifications have been developed for re-vegetation
                  and are attached.

VI.   RECYCLING OR DISPOSAL OF MATERIALS FROM THE PROJECT SITE

              Briefly describe how waste materials associated with or from the project
      site will be dealt with.

      _____________________________________________________________


      _____________________________________________________________
VII.   MAINTENANCE PROGRAM

              All erosion control practices require maintenance to function
       properly. Specific requirements for maintenance are described on the
       design detail sheets. Please note the following required maintenance
       procedures and list other applicable procedures for control measures
       you will be using.



       REQUIRED       Until the site is stabilized, all erosion and sedimentation
                      controls must be maintained properly. Maintenance must
                      include inspections of all erosion and sedimentation controls
                      after each storm event and on a weekly basis. All
                      preventative and remedial maintenance work, including
                      clean out, repair, replacement, remulching, and renetting
                      must be performed immediately.

       REQUIRED       Should any measure contained within this plan prove
                      incapable of adequately removing sediment from on-site
                      flows prior to discharge or of stabilizing the surfaces
                      involved, additional measures must be immediately
                      implemented by the property owner to eliminate all such
                      problems.

       REQUIRED       After final site stabilization has been achieved,
                      temporary erosion and sedimentation controls must
                      be removed. Areas disturbed during removal of the
                      controls must be stabilized.

       Other applicable maintenance procedures:_______________________________

       __________________________________________________________________



VIII. EROSION CONTROL PLAN - DRAWING

              A plan drawing illustrating your erosion control plan is required.
       A blank plan has been included to assist you in this effort. If a blueprint plan is
       available for your lot you may use it to develop your plan in lieu of the attached
       blank plan.
                               CHECKLIST
                EROSION AND SEDIMENTATION CONTROL PLAN

1.   The topographical features and soils of the project area.

     _____(a)       Existing and proposed contours are shown on the plan.

     _____(b)       Existing and proposed watercourses are clearly shown (includes
                    any wetlands).

     _____(c)       Sufficient surrounding area is shown which indicates the
                    receiving watercourse(s) or areas for all drainage exiting the site.

     _____(d)       Plans include a site and location map.

     _____(e)       All soil types and boundaries are clearly marked on the plan
                    drawings. Soil characteristics are presented in the plan
                    narrative.

     _____(f)       If hydric soils are found on the site a wetland determination must
                    be performed and all wetlands within the project area
                    must be delineated on the plan drawings.


2.   The proposed alteration to the project area.

     _____(a)       Drawings are legible and are of sufficient detail to clarify
                    operations at each and every stage of construction.
                    Map must include a north arrow.

     _____(b)       Final grades, contours and watercourses are clearly shown.

     _____(c)       The sequence of operations at each stage of construction,
                    including implementation of control measures and control
                    facilities, is clearly explained within the plan narrative.

     _____(d)       Drawings and/or narrative provides construction and
                    materials specifications for the temporary control measures
                    and control facilities for use during earthmoving.

     _____(e)       Plan narrative details the maintenance requirements and
                    contains a schedule for maintaining all control measures
                    and control facilities.

     _____(f)       Responsibility (person or work group identified) for all
                    maintenance work is clearly stated.

     _____(g)       Drawings and/or narrative provides construction and materials
                    specifications for permanent control measures and control
                    facilities.
3.   Control Measures

     _____(a)     Work staging minimizes exposed areas during earthmoving.

     _____(b)     All surface waters from upstream areas are diverted safely
                  away from earthmoving areas.

     _____(c)     Conditions for achieving permanent site stabilization are
                  provided in the plan narrative.

     _____(d)     Provisions for interim stabilization measures are provided in
                  the plan narrative.

     _____(e)     All runoff from the project area is conveyed to a control measure
                  or control facility before entering a receiving watercourse.
                                    FEE SCHEDULE

The following fees will be charged by the Montour County Conservation District for
Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan Reviews as authorized by Act 217 - The
Conservation District Law. Applications WILL NOT be accepted for review without the
appropriate fee. Plan requirements are applied as per DEP’s Chapter 102, Erosion and
Sediment Control Regulations 102.4 (b) (2) (i), which states, in part of any
earthmoving activity which disturbs 5,000 sq. feet requires a written Erosion and
Sediment Control Plan. The fee schedule became effective March 1, 1991., and revised
by approval of the Montour Conservation District Board of Directors on October 6,
2008, with revisions effective January 1, 2009. Revised by the Montour Conservation
District Board of Directors on November 22, 2010, to become effective January 1,
2011.

WAIVER DETERMINATIONS

$50.00 – Waivers are for residential projects with limited earthmoving activities.
       (Example: Pole Barns, Sheds, Garages ( See Item # 6 under Applicability of Fees)
            In Some Instances Waiver Determinations May Be Made for
      Commercial/Industrial/Other Projects; But The Fee Will Fall Under The
                          Commercial/Industrial Category.
SINGLE RESIDENTIAL LOTS

$100.00 Per Each Residential Lot

RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS
(Fee based on Total Project Acres – Includes Infrastructures and Access Roads)

Less Than 1.0 Acres          $350.00 + $100.00 Per Each Residential Lot
1-4.99 Acres                 $600.00
5-9.99 Acres                 $800.00
10-14.99 Acres               $1,000.00
15-24.99 Acres               $1,200.00
25 + Acres                   $1,500.00 + $50.00 Per Each Acre over 25


COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL
(Fee based on Total Project Acres – Includes Infrastructures and Access Roads)

0 – 0.99 Acres              $500.00
1 4.99 Acres               $1,000.00
5 – 9.99 Acres             $1,500.00
10 – 14.99 Acres           $2,000.00
15 – 19.99 Acres           $2,500.00
20 – 25 Acres             $3,000.00
Acreage over 25 is $3,000.00 + $100.00 per Acre.
UTILITY PROJECTS
(Use linear feet to determine fees for utility lines. All other projects, including
structures related to utility projects, use disturbed acreage to determine fees.)

Disturbed Acres                          Linear Feet                           Fee
0 - .99                                0 – 899                              $1,000.00
1 – 4.99                               900 – 4,499                          $1,500.00
5 – 9.99                               4,500 – 8,999                        $2,000.00
10 – 14.99                             9,000 – 13,499                       $2,500.00
15 – 19.99                             13,500 – 17,999                      $3,000.00
20 – 25.0                              18,000 – 22,500                      $4,000.00
Over 25 Acres                          Over 22,500                $100.00 per acre/900 feet
                                                                  Over 22,500


AGRICULTURAL EROSION CONTROL PLANS

0 - .99 Acres                           $100.00
1 Acre or more                          $200.00 + $50.00 per disturbed Acre



EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 19, 2010



NPDES PERMIT CRITERIA                           PERMIT REQUIRED                      FEE

1 Acre or Greater                               NPDES General Permit                 $500.00

Projects in High Quality/Exceptional            NPDES Individual Permit              $1,500.00
Value Watershed or if toxins will be
discharged with this project.

All NPDES Permits require a Disturbed Acre Fee ($100.00 per disturbed acre) based on the
disturbed acres on the permit submittal.

All applications that require NPDES Permits, must submit three checks, one made out to the
Montour Conservation District for the E & S Review and one payable to the Montour County
Conservation District Clean Water Fund for the NPDES Permit base fee, and one payable to the
Commonwealth of PA Clean Water Fund for the disturbed acre fee. A new permit base filing fee
must accompany each resubmitted application if deficiencies are not addressed within 60 days..
TIMBER HARVESTING (TRACT SIZE)
Earth Disturbance Acreage                  Project Acreage                             Fee
0-4.99 Acres                               0 - 49.00                                $250.00
5-9.99 Acres                               50 - 99.99                               $ 350.00
10-14.00 Acres                             100-149.99                               $450.00
15 - 24.99 Acres                           150 - 249.99                             $ 550.00
25 - 49.99 Acres                           250 - 499.99                             $ 650.00
50 + Acres                                 500 + Acres             + $50.00 per acre
                                                                   50 disturbed acres


CHAPTER 105 - STREAM ENCROACHMENTS PERMITS (Disturbed Acres)

Less than 1 Acre             $ 100.00
1 to 4.99 Acres              $200.00
5 + Acres                    $300.00
Plus $50.00 per Acres over 5

PROCEDURES

1.     The applicant will submit a check or money order (cash will not be
       accepted) payable to the Montour County Conservation District
       together with the project plans and completed application.

2.     The Conservation District fee should not be combined with any
       other municipal or county fee. A receipt will be provided after
       the plan is reviewed unless otherwise requested.

3.     The Conservation District will accept an application for review only
       when all necessary information and fees have been supplied. Each
       submission should include the project’s erosion and sedimentation
       control plan narrative and drawings, a location map, a completed
       application and the appropriate fee.

4.     Any submission which does not contain the appropriate information
       will not be reviewed. The applicant will be informed of any
       additional information or fees needed for a review.

5.     If a check is refused by the bank due to insufficient funds, the
       entire application package will be returned to the applicant
       without a review being performed and a $25.00 fee will be assessed.

6.     Plan reviews, by the District, are valid for two years from the
       date of a review letter of approval. Failure to complete the
       described earthmoving activities within two years of the review will
       invalidate the review.


7.     Express Reviews – See Express Review Section Under Applicability of Fees
APPLICABILITY OF FEES

 1. The fee schedule will apply whenever an Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan is
 submitted for an adequacy review. Each re-submission for a separate project on the same
 tract of ground will be charged according to the fee schedule.

 2.     E & S Plans re-submitted for a second or subsequent review will be subject to
        a review fee of (50%) of the original fee.

  3.    Letters of adequacy issued by the MCCD are valid for two (2) years from the
        date of issuance. If the interested party requires revisions or alterations after
        the final review by the MCCD, the letter of adequacy is nullified and a re-sub
       mission to the MCCD will be viewed as a new application and will be subject
       to an additional fee. Failure to complete the approved described earthmoving
       activities within two years of the review will invalidate the review. Approvals
       can be extended (with no changes) by a letter of request submitted to the
       MCCD at least 30 days prior to expiration.

4.      E & S approvals issued for a General NPDES permitted site will be valid for two
        (2) years from the date of authorization. If the permitted project is not complete
        within the two year period, the applicant must submit an administratively
        complete NOI (Notice of Intent) package and $ 500.00/$1,500.00 base application
        fee to the Montour Conservation DistrictClean Water Fund, the disturbed acre fee
        for the remaining disturbed acres at $100.00 per acre made payable to the
        Commonwealth of PA Clean Water Fund at least six (6) months prior to the
        expiration date of permit coverage. The permittee must continue to follow the
        terms and conditions of the original permit.

 5.     A review fee will be charged for the review of Erosion and Sedimentation
        Control Plans for projects requiring DEP Permits under the Dam Safety,
        Encroachment Act. (Chapter 105) Please see the fee schedule.

 6.     In some instances, the need to submit an E & S Plan for review may
        be waived for projects under 5,000 sq. feet with extremely limited
        earthmoving. The District is the sole determinant of this waiver.
        Waivers are intended for Residential use only.

 7.     Review fees for Agricultural Projects being done with Grant monies such
        as Chesapeake Bay Program projects or Act 38 projects will be waived.
                                   EXPRESS REVIEWS

Express Reviews can be conducted in certain circumstances. An express review will
be conducted in a manner as not to disrupt the order of plan reviews received ahead
of the requested express review. The express review applicant will pay a fee twice
the normal fee. The express review fee covers the cost of an initial review.
Additionally, fees will be doubled for plans submitted for subsequent reviews or any
fees associated with the conditions listed under “Applicability of Fees” above. Five
working days will be the maximum express review time for each submittal.



OPEN FILE POLICY

1.     ACCESS TO FILES - All files created or maintained by the District to meet the
       requirements of their delegation agreement with the Department are open to
       inspection and review by the public. If a request for file information is received,
       the District staff will comply in the following manner:

       A.     Advise the requesting party that the files are open to the public for
              inspection during normal working hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to
              4:00 P.M.) pending availability of District staff. Appointments will be
              made at the convenience of District staff.


       B.     No files or portions of files may be removed from the District office
              by the requesting party. Provide an area where the files may be viewed
              without unusual disturbance. To avoid the possibility of District file
              materials being inadvertently removed from the District office, the
              requesting party will be provided with a note pad for taking handwritten
              notes. Other personal items will remain inside the office door.

       C.     Have the requesting party list all documents and other file items that
              are desired. As per District policy, copying documents will be charged
              at $.25/copy. The party may take notes, or duplicate by their own ands,
              any file materials. Remove all file materials from the examination area
              before copying. If copies are requested, copies will be made within five
              (5) days of the request. The requestor must pay for all copy fees and the
              exact amount of postage.

       D.     The Montour Conservation District will provide a written receipt.

       E.     District staff may remove personal handwritten notes, or information
              which may identify an informant.
2.     DENYING ACCESS TO FILES

       Complainant - The Department has always taken the position not to release
       any information which may disclose the identity of an informant. On May 4,
       1989, the Environmental Hearing Board (EHB) upheld this policy. The EHB
       determined that the disclosure of the identity of the informer will be disclosed if
       “relevant and helpful” to the defense. Therefore, ALL COMPLAINT FILES ARE
       TO BE CONSIDERED PRIVILEGED INFORMATION AND WITHHELD TO
       PROTECT THE IDENTITY OF THE INFORMANT.


NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (NPDES)

       On November 16, 1990, the Environmental Protection Agency developed
permitting regulations for certain storm water discharges as required by the Federal
Clean Water Act. Construction activities proposing to disturb one or more acres of land
are covered by these regulations and must be authorized by a National Pollutant
Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.

        A general permit has been developed and is available for use for many storm
water discharges from construction activities. Some construction activities that are not
eligible to participate in the general permit are:

       1.     Activities in special protection waters.
       2.     Activities that discharge toxins in toxic amounts.
       3.     Activities that would violate water quality standards.
       4.     Timber Harvesting activities disturbing greater than 25 acres requiring
              an earth disturbance.

WATER OBSTRUCTION AND ENCROACHMENT PERMITS

       The following types of permits are available under Title 25, Chapter 105
       for various water obstructions and encroachments:

       1.     Joint Permit Application
       2.     Small Projects Application
       3.     General Permits (Chapter 105, Subchapter L)
              A.      BDWM-GP-1 Fish Habitat Enhancement Structures
              B.      BDWM-GP-2 Small Docks and Boat Launching Ramps
              C.      BDWM-GP-3 Bank Rehabilitation, Bank Protection and
                      Gravel Bar Removal
              D.      BDWM-GP-4 Intake and Outfall Structures
              E.      BDWM-GP-5 Utility Line Stream Crossings
              F.      BDWM-GP-6 Agricultural Crossings and Ramps
              G.      BDWM-GP-7 Minor Road Crossings
              H.      BDWM-GP-8 Temporary Road Crossings
              I.      BDWM-GP-9 Agricultural Activities
              J.      BDWM-GP-10 Abandoned Mine Reclamation
              K.      BDWM-GP-11 Private Residential Construction/Wetlands

Please contact the Montour County Conservation District for more information about
NPDES permits or water obstruction/encroachment permits.
                CHAPTER 93 STREAM CLASSIFICATIONS FOR MONTOUR COUNTY



Stream                                       Zone                       Classification

Chillisquaque Creek                           Basin                     WWF
Kase Run                                      Basin                     CWF
Limestone Run                                                           WWF
                                              Basin

Little Roaring Creek                          Basin                     CWF

Mahoning Creek                                Main Stem, Source To PA
                                                                        TSF
                                              54 Bridge

Mahoning Creek                                Main Stem, PA 54 Bridge
                                                                        WWF
                                              to Mouth

Mahoning Creek (unnamed tributaries)          Basins, Source to PA 54   CWF
                                              Bridge

                                              Basins, PA 54 Bridge to   CWF
Mahoning Creek (unnamed tributaries)          Mouth

Mauses Creek                                  Basin
                                                                        CWF
Roaring Creek                                 Main Stem, Lick Run to    TSF
                                              Mouth

Roaring Creek (unnamed tributaries)
                                              Basins, Lick Run to
                                                                        CWF
                                              Mouth
Sechier Run
                                              Basin
                                                                        CWF
Toby Run                                      Basin                     CWF

WWF - Warm Water Fishes
CWF - Cold Water Fishes
TSF - Trout Stocking

								
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