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PENNSYLVANIA CODE Title 25.Environmental Protection Chapter 102 Erosion and Sediment Control Clean Streams Law-Act 394 of 1937- To preserve and improve.

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1 PENNSYLVANIA CODE Title 25.Environmental Protection Chapter 102 Erosion and Sediment Control Clean Streams Law-Act 394 of To preserve and improve the purity of the waters of the Commonwealth for the protection of public health, animal and aquatic life, and for industrial consumption, and recreation…

2 DEFINITIONS CONSERVATION DISTRICT- Defined by Conservation District law-Has the authority under a delegated agreement with DEP to administer and enforce all or a portion of the erosion and sediment control program in this Commonwealth. EARTH DISTURBANCE ACTIVITY- A construction or other human activity which disturbs the surface of the land. EROSION and SEDIMENT CONTROL PLAN- A site specific plan identifying BMPs to minimize accelerated erosion and sedimentation. BMPs- Activities, facilities, measures, or procedures used to minimize accelerated erosion and sedimentation to protect, maintain, reclaim and restore the quality of waters and the existing and designated use of waters in this Commonwealth. STABILIZATION- The proper placing, grading, constructing, reinforcing, lining, and covering of soil, rock or earth to insure their resistance to erosion, sliding or other movement.

3 WATERS of THIS COMMONWEALTH- Rivers, streams, creeks, rivulets, impoundments, ditches, watercourses, storm sewers, lakes, dammed water, wetlands, ponds, springs and other bodies or channels of conveyance of surface and underground water, or parts thereof, whether natural or artificial. IS SEDIMENT REALLY A POLUTANT ? YES IT IS THE NUMBER ONE WATER POLLUTANT IN THE UNITED STATES AND CAUSES APPROXIMATELY $16 BILLION IN ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE ANUALLY ARTICLE 1 SECTION 27 of the PENNSYLVANIA CONSTITUTION The Environmental Rights Amendment- (Adopted May 18, 1971) “The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic, and esthetic values of the environment. Pennsylvania’s public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come. As trustee of these resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all of the people.

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5 1.If there’s water on or near your site, and you need to deal with it, call us. 2.Common sense should prevail in your work. It may not be the most cost effective, but can most often prevent problems and visits from folks you don’t want to see. 3.You are all a necessary part of the economy and growth of Wayne County. The regulatory agencies (Wayne CD, DEP, EPA, Fish and Boat) are not here to stop or inhibit work but to assist in Environmentally Sound practices. 4.The District and the resources we provide are available in our office, or through fax and mail. 5.Voluntary Compliance is what we try to obtain. We can work together and protect our natural resources.

6 “Financial and other support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act, administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


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