1. PHMC’S TIME FRAMES

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DEP/PHMC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE HISTORY CODE
LIST OF EXEMPTIONS
May 2006
These DEP Permits are Exempt…
…Unless these qualifying conditions apply.
FOR ALL BUREAUS
Permitted activities which may affect Historic
Resources on the National Register of Historic
Places are not exempt regardless of size.
A.
BUREAU OF AIR QUALITY
Air Quality Plan
Air Quality Operating Permit
Exempt unless more than 10 acres of earth
disturbance.
B. BUREAU OF WASTE MANAGEMENT
Projects which do not involve earth
disturbance
Facilities operating under permit-by-rule
provisions
C. BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Naturally Occurring and Accelerator Produced
Radioactive Materials (NARM) Licenses
D. BUREAU OF OIL AND GAS MANAGEMENT
Individual Well Permits
(normally only ½ to 1½ acre in size)
DEP contracts for plugging wells
Well registration
Pillar Permits
Underground Injection Control Permit
NGPA Gas Well Classification Determinations
Clean Streams Law Part II Permits for
disposal wells and treatment facilities
Exempt unless more than 10 acres of earth
disturbance.

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DEP/PHMC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE HISTORY CODE
LIST OF EXEMPTIONS
May 2006
These DEP Permits are Exempt…
…Unless these qualifyi ng conditions apply.
FOR ALL WATER MANAGEMENT BUREAUS
The following Water Management permits are
exempt unless the project also requires a NPDES
Individual Permit for Storm Water Discharges
Associated with Construction Activities (NPDES
Construction Permit) and the earth disturbance is
greater than 10 acres.
E. BUREAU OF WATERSHED MANAGEMENT
I. Division of Waterways, Wetlands and
Stormwater Management
1. Chapter 105 Emergency Permit
2.
Chapter 105 General Permit
3.
NPDES General Permit for Storm
Water Discharges Associated with
Construction Activities (NPDES
Construction Permit)
4.
NPDES Individual Permit for Storm
Water Discharges Associated with
Construction Activities (NPDES
Construction Permit)
II. Division of Water Use Planning
1.
Water Allocation Permit
III. Division of Conservation Districts and
Nutrient Management
1.
CAFOs
Exempt unless more than 10 acres of earth
disturbance.
F. BUREAU OF WATER STANDARDS AND
FACILITY REGULATION
I. Division of Planning and Permits
1.
National Pollutant Discharge
Elimination System (NPDES) Permit
for Sewage Discharge
2. Water Quality Management (Permit -
Sewage Treatment Plants, Pump
Stations or Sewer Extensions)
3.
General National Pollutant Discharge
Elimination System (NPDES) Permits
4.
National Pollutant Discharge
Elimination System (NPDES) Permit
for Industrial Wastewater
5. General Water Quality Management
Permits.
6. Water Quality Management Permit
(Industrial Wastewater)

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These DEP Permits are Exempt…
…Unless these qualifyi ng conditions apply.
7.
Planning Approval Under the Sewage
Facilities Act
a.
Component 1 – Exception to the
Requirement to Revise the
Official Plan
b.
Component 2 – Individual and
Community Onlot Disposal of
Sewage
c.
Component 3 – Sewage
Collection and Treatment
Facilities
d.
Component 3s – Small Flow
Treatment Facilities
e.
Exemption from Sewage
Facilities Planning
Exempt unless more than 10 acres of each
disturbance.
Exempt unless more than 10 acres of earth
disturbance.
Exempt unless more than 10 acres of earth
disturbance.
II. Division of Operations Monitoring and
Training
1. Public Water Supply Permits that do
not involve any earth moving activity
2. Public Water Supply Permits for wells
3. Other Public Water Supply Permits
Exempt unless more than 10 acres of earth
disturbance.
G. BUREAU OF WATERWAYS ENGINEERING
I. Division of Dam Safety
1.
Limited Power Permit – Major Water
Power Project
H. BUREAU OF MINING AND RECLAMATION
Permit Renewals/Transfers
Permits for Small Non-Coal Mining (<2,000
tons per year)
Permits for Non-Coal Mining <10,000 tons per
year
Coal/Non-Coal Exploration Notices
Deep Mine Provisions
Bonding authorizations within an approved
Surface Mining Permit
Strip mine reclamation using on-site previously
disturbed material
Portals without permanent linings or facings
Exploratory drilling or well drilling
Abandoned mine refuse pile grading or fire
extinguishment
Drainage control work in previously disturbed
areas
Abandoned coal refuse piles

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These DEP Permits are Exempt…
…Unless these qualifyi ng conditions apply.
I.
BUREAU OF ABANDONED MINE
RECLAMATION (March 31, 1993 memo
between Bureau and BHP of PHMC)
Strip mine reclamation using on-site previously
disturbed material
Backfilling or flushing deep mines
Backfilling or capping vertical mine openings
Portals without permanent linings or facings
Exploratory drilling or well drilling
Abandoned mine refuse pile grading or fire
extinguishment
Abandoned deep mine dangerous gas venting
projects
Drainage control work in previously disturbed
areas
Abandoned coal refuse piles

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PHMC’S TIME FRAMES
No.
PHMC Survey (Phase 1 & 2)
90 days in December, January and
February, 60 days in other months.
PHMC
Determination
in 15 days.
PHMC
Determination
In 15 days.
Applicant
Submits
Notice
Significant
Survey
Completed
End
End
End
Phase 3
Needed?
Yes.
Yes.
PHMC Field Investigation
(Phase 3)
In 120 days in December, January and February.
In 90 days in other months, unless applicant
agrees to time extension.
No.

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