How do you control erosion? Best Management Practices (BMP’s) like silt fence, compost socks, and rock entrances
Chapter 102-Erosion Control Rock Construction Entrance
Chapter 102-Erosion Control Proper Planning can reduce the need of many erosion control BMP’s.
Chapter 102-Erosion Control Seeding & Mulching to establish vegetation is the Best long term erosion prevention
Chapter 102-Erosion Control When are Erosion & Sedimentation (E&S) control plans needed? E&S plans are needed for projects that disturb greater than 5000 sq ft or if other permits require. This includes construction, demolition, timber harvest, clearing & grubbing, and stream impacts.
Chapter 102-NPDES Permits National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits are required for projects with 1 acre or greater of earth disturbance. Local projects that have received NPDES Permits: Sheffield High School Eisenhower High School Warren Waste Water Treatment Plant Sheetz gas station in Warren
Chapter 102-NPDES Permits NPDES Permits address erosion, but also Storm Water Management These permits must be developed and approved prior to earth moving & construction Contact WCCD to determine if an NPDES Permit is needed
Chapter 105 Waterway Management & General Permits
Chapter 105-General Permits Ch.105 General Permits are required for activities that are in and along streams & wetlands Typical activities that are commonly permitted include driveway culverts, highway bridges, utility line stream crossings, and stream bank stabilization projects. Contact WCCD to determine if your project requires a permit or not
Chapter 105-General Permits GP-1 Fish Habitat Structures GP-2 Small Docks & Boat Launching Ramps GP-3 Stream Bank Stabilization & Gravel Bar Removal GP-4 Intake/Outfall Structures GP-5 Utility Line Stream Crossings GP-6 Agricultural Crossings & Ramps GP-7 Permanent Minor Road Crossings GP-8 Temporary Road Crossings GP-9 Agricultural Activities
The goal of this program is to improve water quality by reducing impacts from Dirt and Gravel Roads. Grants to improve roads are awarded to eligible Townships by WCCD. The DGR program has been around since 1997 and over 115 projects in 15 different Townships have been completed in Warren County with $3.5 million spent on local Dirt and Gravel Roads.
Dirt & Gravel Roads Funding PA transportation bill that won passage last Fall increases funding from $5 million per year to $35 million for the low volume roads of Pennsylvania. This increase in funds will result in an increase in the number of projects and grants for local townships, which will result in better roads and improved water quality.
Dirt & Gravel Roads Program Low Volume Paved roads will also be eligible for funding in 2015 with the focus as always on drainage and environmental improvements. Application Deadline for 2014 is May 1 st If you are interested in participating, WCCD will help you prepare a project application.
DGR Training & Eligibility Participants must first attend a two-day training session for “Environmentally Sensitive Maintenance of Dirt and Gravel Roads”. Many local townships eligibility will expire in 2014 or 2015 ESM Training will be offered in Titusville in June of 2014. Sign up now and get involved!