1. GENERAL PERMIT PAG-02
      2. FOR COVERAGE UNDER GENERAL NPDES PERMIT FOR STORMWATER
      3. DISCHARGES ASSOCIATED WITH CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES
  1. FACT SHEET
    1. DEP REGIONAL OFFICES

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COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
Fact Sheet
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
BUREAU OF WATERWAYS ENGINEERING AND WETLANDS
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GENERAL PERMIT PAG-02
FOR COVERAGE UNDER GENERAL NPDES PERMIT FOR STORMWATER
DISCHARGES ASSOCIATED WITH CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES

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FACT SHEET
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Federal regulations require earth disturbance activities that will result in stormwater discharges from construction
activities to obtain coverage under a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit. In
compliance with the provisions of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. Section 1251
et seq
. ("the Act") and Pennsylvania's
Clean Streams Law, as amended, 35 P.S. Section 691.1
et seq.
, the Department of Environmental Protection
(Department) provides general permit coverage to discharge stormwater to surface water(s) from a site with greater
than or equal to one (1) acre of earth disturbance. These discharges are subject to the Department's enclosed
PAG-02 which incorporates all effluent limitations, monitoring and reporting requirements, and other terms,
conditions, criteria and special requirements for the discharge of stormwater associated, in whole or in part, with
construction activity, as defined in this general permit, to surface waters of this Commonwealth, including through
municipal separate storm sewers and non-municipal separate storm sewers. Authorization to discharge is subject to
the implementation of the plans and additional associated information submitted as part of the Notice of Intent.
General Permit PAG-02 provides a simplified process to meet both the federal and state requirements. In
some cases, such as where an applicant is not eligible for general permit coverage because the proposed
activity discharges to a “Special Protection” watershed, an individual permit is needed. See “activities
that are not eligible” for a complete list.
LENGTH OF THE PERMIT
The Department is reissuing the NPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Construction
Activities (PAG-02, 2012 amendment) for five years from the effective date.
FEES
The revised Chapter 102 Erosion and Sediment Control regulations including post construction stormwater
management became effective on November 19, 2010. Under the revised regulations, application fees of $500 for
general permits and $1500 for individual permits plus a $100 disturbed acreage fee apply to all new and all renewal
notice of intent applications.
WHO CAN USE GENERAL PERMIT PAG-02?
This permit applies to persons proposing earth disturbance activities, other than agricultural plowing and tilling and
animal heavy use areas, timber harvesting activities, road maintenance activities, or oil and gas exploration activities
that disturb five (5) or more acres, or an earth disturbance on any portion, part, or during any stage of, a larger
common plan of development or sale that involves one (1) or more acres of earth disturbance.
WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO USE THE PERMIT?
(1) Discharges to waters, including wetlands, with a designated or existing use of High Quality or
Exceptional Value pursuant to 25 Pa. Code Chapter 93 (relating to Water Quality Standards);
(2) Discharges which contain hazardous pollutants, toxics, or any other substance which - because of its
quantity, concentration, or physical, chemical, or infectious characteristics - may cause or contribute to
an increase in mortality or morbidity in either an individual or the total population, or pose a substantial
present or future hazard to human health or the environment when discharged into surface waters of
this Commonwealth;
(3) Discharges which individually or cumulatively have the potential to cause significant adverse
environmental impact;
(4) Discharges to waters for which NPDES general permit coverage is prohibited under 25 Pa. Code
Chapter 92a (relating to NPDES permitting, monitoring and compliance);

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(5) Discharges which are not, or will not be, in compliance with any of the terms or conditions of this
general permit;
(6) Discharges for which the responsible party (person) has failed and continues to fail to comply or has
shown a lack of ability or intention to comply with a regulation, permit, and schedule of compliance or
order issued by the Department or authorized conservation district;
(7) Discharges subject to categorical point source effluent limitations promulgated by EPA for categories
other than construction or post construction;
(8) Discharges which do not, or will not, result in compliance with applicable effluent limitations or water
quality standards;
(9) Discharges from construction activities for which the Department requires an Individual NPDES permit
to ensure compliance with the Clean Water Act, the Clean Streams Law, or rules and regulations
promulgated thereto; or where a change has occurred in the availability of demonstrated technology or
practices for the control or abatement of pollutants applicable to the point source;
(10) Discharges associated with coal mining or noncoal mining activities pursuant to the Department's
regulations at 25 Pa. Code Chapters 77 and 86-90;
(11) Discharges associated with a construction activity that may adversely affect a Pennsylvania or federal
endangered or threatened species or its critical habitat;
(12) Discharges from a site where other point source(s) require the issuance of an Individual NPDES
permit;
(13) Discharges to surface waters identified as impaired waters where the proposed discharge will result in
a net change (pre-condition to post condition) in volume or rate or water quality of the stormwater
unless an analysis is completed which documents that the discharge will neither cause nor contribute
to an impairment of the receiving water;
(14) Discharges of pollutants of concern to waters for which there is a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)
established or approved by EPA including the Chesapeake Bay unless the E&S and PCSM Plans
include implementation measures or controls that are consistent with the assumptions and
requirements of such TMDL. To be eligible for coverage under this general permit, persons must
implement conditions applicable to their discharges necessary for consistency with the assumptions
and requirements of such TMDL. If a specific wasteload allocation has been established that would
apply to the discharge, persons must implement necessary steps to meet that allocation;
(15) Discharges to MS4 and CSO municipal systems without the written consent of the MS4 or CSO permit
holder unless those discharges result in no net change (pre-condition to post condition) in volume or
rate or water quality;
(16) Discharges of (a) wastewater from washout of concrete, unless managed by an appropriate control;
(b) wastewater from washout and cleanout of stucco, paint, form release oils, curing compounds and
other construction materials; (c) fuels, oils, or other pollutants used in vehicle and equipment operation
and maintenance; and (d) soaps or solvents used in vehicle and equipment washing.
WHAT ARE THE PERMIT REQUIREMENTS?
(1) Persons proposing to discharge stormwater associated with earth disturbance activities (other than
agricultural plowing or tilling, animal heavy use areas, timber harvesting, road maintenance, or oil and
gas activities) of one (1) acre or more of earth disturbance must apply for an NPDES permit. Also
eligible persons proposing to expand the scope of previously authorized earth disturbance activity
which discharges stormwater, must apply for a modification to the permit. Persons who wish to be
covered by this general permit must submit an administratively complete and technically sound Notice
of Intent (NOI) to the Department or authorized conservation district and receive authorization from the
Department or authorized conservation district prior to commencing the construction activity. The NOI
shall be filed in accordance with the detailed instructions specified in the NOI instruction package.
(2) Operators of all construction activities shall develop, implement, and maintain E&S and Post
Construction Stormwater Management (PCSM) Best Management Practices (BMPs) and other
pollution prevention measures required by this permit to minimize accelerated erosion and
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(3) E&S BMPs shall be designed and implemented to meet the standards and specifications identified in
the Department’s
Erosion and Sediment Pollution Control Manual
, No. 363 2134 008, as amended and
updated, or an approved alternative, when legally authorized.
(4) PCSM BMPs shall be designed and implemented to meet the standards and specifications identified in
the Department’s Pennsylvania Stormwater Best Management Practices Manual, No. 363-0300-002,
as amended and updated, or an approved alternative, when legally authorized.
(5) The E&S Plan, PCSM Plan, and Preparedness, Prevention and Contingency (PPC) Plan shall identify
appropriate BMPs that will be implemented to ensure that existing and designated uses of surface
water are protected and maintained. The E&S and PCSM Plans must be reviewed and approved by
the Department or the delegated conservation district prior to commencing the construction activity.
(6) The permittee or co-permittee shall develop and implement the E&S Plan, PPC Plan, PCSM Plan, and
have all of the plans and other documents required by this permit maintained at the site and available
for review by the Department or conservation district.
EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL PLANS
a. Unless otherwise authorized by the Department or conservation district after consultation with the
Department, earth disturbance activities shall be planned and implemented to the extent practicable in
accordance with the following:
(i)
Minimize the extent and duration of earth disturbance.
(ii)
Maximize protection of existing drainage features and vegetation.
(iii)
Minimize soil compaction.
(iv)
Utilize other measures or controls that prevent or minimize the generation of increased
stormwater runoff.
b. An E&S Plan shall be prepared and implemented in accordance with the requirements of 25 Pa. Code
Chapter 102 and by a person trained and experienced in erosion and sediment control methods and
techniques applicable to the size and scope of the project being designed. Each E&S Plan must be
submitted to and approved by the Department or authorized conservation district. The BMPs shall be
designed to minimize the potential for accelerated erosion and sedimentation in order to protect, maintain,
reclaim, and restore water quality and existing and designated uses. Various BMPs and their design
standards are listed in the
Erosion and Sediment Pollution Control Program Manual,
No. 363-2134-008, as
amended and updated. The manual is available from the Department or authorized conservation district or
can be downloaded from the Department's website at
www.dep.state.pa.us
. E&S Plans and BMPs, and
revisions thereto, which meet the requirements of 25 Pa. Code Chapters 93, 96 (relating to water quality
standards implementation), and 102, are conditions of this permit and are incorporated by reference.
c. E&S Control Plans required under this permit are considered reports that shall be available to the public
under Section 607 of the Clean Streams Law and 25 Pa. Code Chapter 92a of the Department’s
regulations. The owner or operator of a facility with stormwater discharges covered by this permit shall
make E&S Plans available to the public upon request. E&S Plans must be made available at the site of the
construction activity at all times.
d. The approved E&S plan, including the staging of earth disturbance activities and maintenance
requirements, must be followed.
e. Upon the installation or stabilization of all perimeter sediment control BMPs and at least three (3) days prior
to proceeding with the bulk earth disturbance activities, the permittee or co-permittee shall provide
notification to the Department or authorized conservation district.
f. The E&S Plan must be consistent with the assumptions and requirements of any assigned Wasteload
Allocations (WLAs) as set forth in any applicable Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) established for the
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POST CONSTRUCTION STORMWATER MANAGEMENT (PCSM) PLANS
a. The management of post construction stormwater shall be planned and conducted to the extent practicable
in accordance with the following;
(i)
Preserve the integrity of stream channels and maintain and protect the physical, biological,
and chemical qualities of the receiving stream.
(ii)
Prevent an increase in the rate of stormwater runoff.
(iii)
Minimize any increase in stormwater runoff volume.
(iv)
Minimize impervious areas.
(v)
Maximize the protection of existing drainage features and existing vegetation.
(vi)
Minimize land clearing and grading.
(vii)
Minimize soil compaction.
(viii)
Utilize other structural or nonstructural BMPs that prevent or minimize changes in
stormwater runoff.
b. A PCSM Plan shall be prepared and implemented in accordance with the requirements of 25 Pa. Code
Chapter 102 and by a person trained and experienced in PCSM design methods and techniques applicable
to the size and scope of the project being designed. The management of post construction stormwater shall
be planned and conducted in accordance with 25 Pa. Code §102.8. Various BMPs and their design
standards are listed in the
Pennsylvania Stormwater Best Management Practices Manual,
No. 363-0300-002, as amended and updated. The manual is available from the Department or authorized
conservation district or can be downloaded from the Department's website at
www.dep.state.pa.us
. Each
PCSM Plan must be submitted to the Department or authorized conservation district. The PCSM plan must
employ stormwater management BMPs to control the volume, rate, and water quality of the postconstruction
stormwater runoff so as to protect and maintain the chemical, physical, biological properties, and existing
and designated uses of the waters of this Commonwealth.
c. PCSM Plans required under this permit are considered reports that shall be available to the public under
Section 607 of the Clean Streams Law and 25 Pa. Code Chapter 92a of the Department's regulations. The
owner or operator of a facility with stormwater discharges covered by this permit shall make PCSM Plans
available to the public upon request. The PCSM Plans must be made available at the site of the
construction activity at all times.
d. A licensed professional or their designee shall be present onsite and be responsible for oversight of critical
stages of implementation of the approved PCSM Plan. The licensed professional will be responsible to
provide a final certification, pursuant to 25 Pa. Code
§
102.8(l) along with the required NOT and record
drawings, indicating that the project site was constructed in accordance with the approved or modified
PCSM Plan.
e. The PCSM Plan must be consistent with the assumptions and requirements of any available WLAs as set
forth in any applicable TMDLs established for the receiving waters.
f. The portion of a site reclamation or restoration plan that identifies PCSM BMPs to manage stormwater from
pipelines or other similar utility infrastructure may be used to satisfy the PCSM requirements if the PCSM
reclamation, or restoration plan meets the requirements of 25 Pa. Code
§
102.8(b), (c), (e), (f), (h), (i) and
(l), and when applicable, (m).
PREPARDNESS, PREVENTION AND CONTINGENCY (PPC) PLANS
If toxic, hazardous, or other polluting materials will be on site, the permittee or co-permittee(s) must develop a
PPC Plan for use while those materials are on site in accordance with 25 Pa. Code § 91.34 (relating to activities
utilizing pollutants). The PPC Plan shall identify areas which may include, but are not limited to, waste
management areas, raw material storage areas, fuel storage areas, temporary and permanent spoils storage
areas, maintenance areas, and any other areas that may have the potential to cause noncompliance with the
terms and conditions of this permit due to the storage, handling, or disposal of any toxic or hazardous
substances such as oil, gasoline, pesticides, herbicides, solvents, concrete washwaters, etc. BMPs shall be
developed and implemented for each identified area. The PPC Plan shall be maintained on site at all times and
shall be made available for review at the Department's or authorized conservation district's request.

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SUMMARY OF THE PERMIT REVISIONS FOR PAG-02, 2012 Amendment
Coverage of Permit
– The approval to discharge in accordance with the terms and conditions of this permit will be
valid for a period of five years from the date of the approval of coverage issued.
Threshold of earth disturbance for which permit coverage must be obtained
– The federal permitting threshold
requirements have been incorporated into the revised Chapter 102 regulations reducing the threshold for permit
coverage from 5 acres or greater and 1 to 5 acres with a point source to 1 acre or greater.
Areas for which coverage does not apply
– Animal heavy use areas and oil and gas activities have been added
as areas where permit coverage does not apply.
Definitions
– New definitions added include: administrator, antidegradation best available combination of
technologies (ABACT), critical stages, licensed professional, long-term operation and maintenance, MCM, MS4,
nondischarge alternative, post construction stormwater, project site, riparian buffer, riparian forest buffer, and Total
Maximum Daily Load (TMDL).
Notice of Intent (NOI) Submittal
– Citations were added for conditions 3 and 4 referencing relevant sections of
25 Pa. Code Chapter 102.
Activities not Eligible for Coverage under this Permit
Paragraph (b)(1) was modified to include wetlands.
Paragraph (b)(7) was added which states that discharges subject to categorical point source effluent limitations
promulgated by EPA for categories other than construction or post construction are not eligible for coverage
under PAG-02.
Paragraph (b)(13) was modified which states that PAG-02 may not be used for discharges to surface waters
identified as impaired waters where the proposed discharge will result in a net change (pre-condition to post
condition) in volume or rate or water quality of the stormwater unless there is an analysis completed which
documents that the discharge will neither cause not contribute to the impairment of the receiving water.
Paragraph (b)(15) was added which states that discharges to MS4 and CSO municipal systems may not be
authorized without the written consent of the MS4 or CSO entity unless the discharge results in no net change in
rate, volume and water quality.
Paragraph (b)(16) was added to include those categories that are excluded from coverage in 40 C.F.R.
450.21(e).
Paragraph (e) was added which states that the approval of coverage is granted based upon information provided
by the applicant in the NOI. All information provided by the applicant is incorporated by reference as part of the
approval. Any conflicts between the permit and the NOI will be resolved by the more environmentally protective
of the two.
Insufficient Funds
– This section was added to address situations in which a permit has been authorized and the
funds for the permit application fees are found to be insufficient during review or at a later date. In this case, the
permit will be suspended until sufficient funds are received. Activity at the site must cease and the site will be
temporary stabilized. If funds are not received, the permit authorization will be revoked.
Notice of Termination (NOT) – Termination of Coverage
This section was added to list the information that must be provided as a prerequisite for permit termination. The
permittee will be responsible for compliance with the permit terms and conditions, including long-term operation
and maintenance of the PCSM BMPs. The Department or authorized conservation district will conduct a follow-
up inspection and approve or deny the NOT within 30 days of its submittal.
Final Certification –
Language was added regarding the new requirement in the revised Chapter 102 to have a
licensed professional on site during critical stages of construction and to provide a written certification statement
with the filing of the NOT. Permittees must also retain a copy of the record drawings for the project site.
Part A. Effluent Limitations, Monitoring and Reporting Requirements
Effluent Limitations - BMPs
– An item incorporating the federal effluent limitations guidelines by reference was
added.

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Monitoring, Inspection and Reporting Requirements - Licensed Professional Oversight of Critical Stages
– This item was added to address the revised Chapter 102 requirement that a licensed professional must be on
site and responsible during critical stages of implementation. Critical stages include structurally engineered
BMPs, underground BMPs, and other BMPs as deemed appropriate by the Department or authorized
conservation district.
Monitoring, Inspection and Reporting Requirements - Noncompliance Reporting
– Language was added to
the phrase “during an inspection or any other time” to include the language “the permittee becomes aware of any
incident causing or threatening pollution as described in 25 Pa. Code
§
91.33 (relating to incidents causing or
threatening pollution), as required by 25 Pa. Code
§
92a.41(b) (relating to conditions applicable to all permits)
has resulted in a period of noncompliance”. This is to clarify times when the Department must be notified of
noncompliance.
Monitoring, Inspection and Reporting Requirements - Availability of Reports
– This section was added to
assure that reports and other information will be available for public inspection at the appropriate Department or
conservation district.
Part B. Standard Conditions
Management Requirements - Reduction, Loss or Failure of BMP
– Language was added to this section:
“These actions should be undertaken to ensure that there are no pollutional discharges to the waters of the
Commonwealth. This requirement is applicable in situations where the BMP is rendered ineffective, whether the
cause or source of the reduction, loss or failure is within or beyond the control of the permittee or co-permittee”.
Management Requirements
– Removed sections “Termination of Coverage” and “Completion Certificate and
Final Plans” as these two sections are covered in other areas throughout the permit.
Part C. Other Conditions
Preparedness, Prevention and Contingency (PPC) Plans
– Added in the citation for 25 Pa. Code § 91.34.
Added concrete washwaters to the list of toxic or hazardous substances that must be addressed in the plan.
Erosion and Sediment Control Plans –
This section has been modified to reflect additional requirements in
Chapter 102 related to general E&S planning and design principles.
Post Construction Stormwater Management Plans
– This section has been modified to reflect additional
requirements in Chapter 102 as follows:
a.
General PCSM planning and design principles.
d.
A licensed professional or a designee shall be present onsite and be responsible for oversight of critical
stages of implementation of the approved PCSM plan. The licensed professional will be responsible to
provide a final certification, pursuant to 25 Pa. Code § 102.8(l) along with the required NOT and record
drawings, certifying that the project site was constructed in accordance with the approved or modified
PCSM plan.
f.
The portion of a site reclamation or restoration plan that identifies PCSM BMPs to manage stormwater from
pipelines or other similar utility infrastructure may be used to satisfy the PCSM requirements if the PCSM
reclamation or restoration plan meets the requirements of 25 Pa. Code Chapter 102.8(b), (c), (e), (f), (h), (i),
and (l), and when applicable, (m).
Stabilization
- Language has been added to reflect the change in 25 Pa. Code § 102.22 that requires temporary
stabilization to be completed within 4 days of the temporary cessation of earth disturbance activities.
Long-term Operation and Maintenance
– This section was added to reflect additional requirements in 25 Pa.
Code § 102.8 as follows:
a.
The permitee or co-permittee shall be responsible for long-term operation and maintenance of PCSM BMPs
unless a different person is identified in the NOT and that person has agreed to long-term operation and
maintenance of the PCSM BMPs.
b.
For any property containing a PCSM BMP, the permitee or co-permittee shall record an instrument with the
Recorder of Deeds which will assure the disclosure of the PCSM BMP and the related obligations in the
ordinary course of a title search of the subject property. The recorded instrument must identify the PCSM
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BMPs, and provide notice that the responsibility for long-term operation and maintenance of the PCSM
BMPs is a covenant that runs with the land that is binding upon and enforceable by subsequent grantees,
and provide proof of filing with the NOT under 25 Pa. Code § 102.7(b)(5).
c.
For Commonwealth owned property, a covenant that runs with the land is not required until the transfer of
the land containing a PCSM BMP occurs. Upon transfer of the Commonwealth-owned property containing
the PCSM BMP, the deed must comply with 25 Pa. Code
§
102.8(m)(3). An agency of the federal
government shall not be required to make or record a declaration of covenants on its property until transfer
of the property to a non-federal or non-Commonwealth entity or individual. Upon transfer of the
Commonwealth-owned or federally-owned property containing the PCSM BMP, the deed must comply with
25 Pa. Code § 102.8(m)(3).
d.
The person responsible for performing long-term operation and maintenance may enter into a written
agreement with another person, including a conservation district, nonprofit organization, municipality,
authority, private corporation, or other person, to transfer the responsibility for PCSM BMPs or to perform
long-term operation and maintenance and provide notice thereof to the Department.
e.
A permittee or co-permittee that fails to transfer long-term operation and maintenance of the PCSM BMPs
or otherwise fails to comply with this requirement, shall remain jointly and severally responsible with the
landowner for long-term operation and maintenance of the PCSM BMPs located on the property.
f.
Unless a later date is approved by the Department in writing, the permittee shall record an instrument as
required under 25 Pa. Code § 102.8(m)(2) and condition b above within 45 days from the date of issuance
of this permit or authorization. Unless the Department authorizes a different procedure, the long-term
operation and maintenance plan shall be recorded along with the instrument. Unless a later date is
approved by the Department in writing, the permittee shall provide the conservation district and the
Department with the date and place of recording along with a reference to the docket, deed book or other
record, within 90 days from the date of issuance of this permit or authorization.
g.
Unless an alternative process is approved by the Department in writing, upon the sale or other transfer of
any parcel, lot, road or other real property included within the permit boundary, the permittee shall notify the
purchaser, grantee, or transferee of the long-term PCSM BMP operation and maintenance requirements.
The permitee shall expressly identify the PCSM BMPs on each property, the schedule for inspection and
reporting, the person or entity responsible for long-term operation and maintenance of the PCSM BMPs and
how access to the BMPs will be achieved and shall obtain approval from the purchaser, grantee or
transferee. Unless a later date is approved by the Department in writing, the permittee shall provide the
conservation district and the Department with notice of compliance with this section within 45 days from the
date of transfer of the property and at the time the permittee files a Notice of Termination.
Voluntary Riparian Forest Buffers
– This section was added to reflect additional requirements in § 102.14
(relating to riparian buffer requirements) as follows:
Persons that protect, convert, or establish a new riparian forest buffer that meets the requirements of 25 Pa.
Code § 102.14(b) may qualify for benefits under 25 Pa. Code §102.14(e)(1) and (2) relating to the
antidegradation presumption and trading or offsetting of credits.
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) MCM Fulfillment
– This section was added to reflect
coordination between the MS4 program and the construction stormwater program. This allows MS4s subject to
PAG-13 coverage requirements to choose to rely on the Chapter 102 permitting program to satisfy MCM4 and
part of MCM5 permit obligations related to construction stormwater and post construction stormwater.
Public Notices for Applications Including an Offset
– This section was added to allow for a public notice
process for PAG-02 permits proposing an offset. A 30 day public comment period is proposed for permit(s) that
involve proposed offsets of either stormwater or riparian buffers.
PUBLIC COMMENTS ADDRESSED
The Department conducted a 30-day comment period starting August 18, 2012 and ending September 17, 2012 to
solicit comments from the public on the draft PAG-02. Due to a technical issue, the draft permit was not posted
immediately so, to address the need for adequate time for public comment, the Department extended the comment
period until October 2, 2012. Sixty (60) public comments were received from a total of five (5) commenters. The
comment and response document will be posted in the Department’s eLibrary along with the final PAG-02 and
factsheet upon its publication as final in the
Pennsylvania Bulletin
.

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For more information,
Call the DEP regional office in your area or contact:
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Waterways Engineering and Wetlands
Division of Wetlands, Encroachments and Training
400 Market St.
P.O. Box 8460
Harrisburg, PA 17105
717-787-3411
DEP REGIONAL OFFICES
Southeast Region
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Norristown, PA 19401
484-250-5970
Counties:
Bucks, Chester,
Delaware, Montgomery and
Philadelphia
Southwest Region
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Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4745
412-442-4000
Counties:
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Counties:
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