1. (ESCGP-2) FOR EARTH DISTURBANCE ASSOCIATED WITH OIL AND GAS
      2. EXPLORATION, PRODUCTION, PROCESSING, OR TREATMENT
      3. OPERATIONS OR TRANSMISSION FACILITIES
      4. ATTACHMENT A
      5. STANDARD E&S PLAN TECHNICAL GUIDE
      6. ATTACHMENT B
      7. STANDARD PCSM TECHNICAL GUIDE
      8. ATTACHMENT C
      9. ATTACHMENT D

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COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
NOI Instructions
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
OFFICE OF WATER MANAGEMENT
OFFICE OF OIL AND GAS MANAGEMENT
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR A NOTICE OF INTENT (NOI) AUTHORIZATION PACKAGE FOR
COVERAGE UNDER THE EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL GENERAL PERMIT
(ESCGP-2) FOR EARTH DISTURBANCE ASSOCIATED WITH OIL AND GAS
EXPLORATION, PRODUCTION, PROCESSING, OR TREATMENT
OPERATIONS OR TRANSMISSION FACILITIES
GENERAL INFORMATION
The Department requires that you use the most up-to-
date NOI authorization package available. These
instructions are designed to assist the applicant in
completing the NOI and in determining if any other
environmental permits or approvals are needed for the
project. Please type or print clearly when completing
the form. If information requested is more than the
space allows, copy that appropriate page of the form
and complete as required.
If a question is not
applicable to you or your project, check N/A in the
appropriate box.
Note: The Department interprets “project” to be
substantially connected well sites, access roads,
pipelines, other service lines, support facilities,
and/or other oil and gas activities. Well pads,
impoundments and pipelines etc. may be
permitted separately but are considered together
solely to determine whether the total project
acreage limit of § 102.5(c) has been met and a
permit is required.
Pursuant to 25 Pa.
Code § 102.5(c) a person
proposing oil and gas activities that involve five (5)
acres or more of earth disturbance over the life of the
project must obtain an Erosion and Sediment Control
Permit (E&S Permit) prior to commencing the earth
disturbance activity. ESCGP-2 is an E&S Permit
under Chapter 102 issued pursuant to 25 Pa. Code
§ 102.5(m) for earth disturbances associated with oil
and gas exploration, production, processing or
treatment operations or transmission facilities.
Note: Pursuant to § 3211(a) and (g) of the 2012 Oil
and Gas Act and 25 Pa Code § 102.4(d) a well
permit is required prior to construction of the well
site including the access road.
The Department offers a voluntary expedited permit
review process.
NOIs submitted through the
expedited permit review which qualify for permit
coverage will be provided with an acknowledgement
of coverage within 14 business days from the
submission of a complete and accurate NOI. NOIs
not submitted under the expedited permit review will
be provided with an acknowledgement of coverage
within 43 business days if the operator demonstrates
compliance with the Department’s antidegradation
requirements at 25 Pa Code § 102.4(b)(6) and
102.8(h).
Be advised the expedited permit review is not
available for all projects.
Operator Requirement
When the operator/contractor and owner/developer of
the facility or activity is not the same individual,
corporation, partnership, or other entity, the
Department requires in 25 Pa. Code § 102.5(h) that
both the operator and owner apply for coverage under
a permit as co-permittees. If no operator/contractor
has been selected at the time of permit NOI
submission,
then
once
selected,
the
operator/contractor must either be made a
co-permittee or the permit must be transferred to the
contractor.
Permit Authorization
The DEP Regional Office Oil and Gas Program or
delegated Conservation District for transmission
activities,
will
give
the
applicant
written
acknowledgement of permit coverage approval or
denial.
If the authorization is provided for an initial phase of a
phased permitted project, each subsequent phase
identified in the permit NOI will require submission for
review and decision individually.
If approved, a
separate authorization will be made on each
subsequent phase. For more information on phased
permitted activities please see the Department Permit
Guidelines
for
Phased
NPDES
Stormwater
Discharges Associated with Construction Activity
Permits, Chapter 102 Erosion and Sediment Control
Permits, and Chapter 105 Waterway Restoration
Project
Permits,
Document
Number
363-2134-013.Also refer to ESCGP Policy Document
No. 550-2100-008.
ESCGP-2 only authorizes earth disturbance under
25 Pa. Code Chapter 102 and does not include or
provide any necessary 25 Pa. Code Chapter 105
authorizations of water obstruction, encroachments or
dam in wetlands or water bodies of the
Commonwealth.
Note: As a condition of the permit, earth disturbance
activity cannot begin until written permit authorization
is received by the applicant. The applicant must invite
the Department at least 7 days prior to the
Preconstruction Meeting and Standard Condition #9 of
the ESCGP-2 requires Department notification 7 days
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NOI Checklist
The NOI checklist must be completed and enclosed
with the NOI. If the applicant is proposing a phased
project the checklist must be included with each
subsequent phase submission.
The checklist is provided to ensure that the applicant
has included all the required information for an
administrative review. This checklist will also be
utilized by the Department or delegated Conservation
District to determine administrative completeness.
The Checklist also serves as an outline for these
instructions. Failure to provide all of the requested
information will delay the processing of the NOI, may
prohibit the use of the expedited review, and may
result in the NOI being placed on hold with no action,
or being considered withdrawn and the NOI file
closed with forfeiture of the NOI Filing Fee.
E&S and PCSM/SR Technical Preparation Guides
Technical preparation guides for both the E&S and
PCSM/SR Plans have been provided as Attachment A
and Attachment B respectively. These guides are
intended to provide specific points to be addressed in
the E&S and PCSM/SR Plans.
Following these
guides will help ensure submission of complete and
technically sound NOIs.
The Guides are not to be
submitted with the NOI.
1. NOI INSTRUCTIONS
The reviewing entity will give the applicant written
acknowledgement of permit coverage approval or
denial. If the Department or Conservation District
determines the NOI/Application is incomplete or
contains insufficient information, the applicant will be
notified in writing. The applicant will have 60 days to
provide the necessary information along with the
appropriate filing fees. If the requested information is
not submitted in 60 days, the NOI will be considered
withdrawn, and no fees will be refunded.
The
following information must be submitted in order for
the NOI to be considered complete.
Section A: Applicant Information
Application Type.
Check the appropriate boxes for
the NOI type.
New – A new NOI for a project that has not yet been
permitted.
Renewal – An NOI to renew an existing permit that is
nearing expiration.
This renewal should be
submitted a minimum of 60 days prior to
expiration.
Note: An expired permit cannot be renewed.
Modification (Major) – An NOI that will modify an
existing permit in a major way such as adding to
the total disturbed acreage. The reviewing entity
should be consulted for discussion prior to
submittal of this type of NOI.
Expedited – An NOI requesting to reviewed under the
“Expedited Review Option”.
Phased – An NOI where an additional phase of
construction is being added to an already existing
permit that was established as a phased project at
the time of original permit issuance.
The following information must be provided in order to
identify the applicant.
1.
Applicant's Last Name, First Name, MI.
Required information: Enter the Name of the
Corporation, Partnership, Agency or Individual.
2.
Co-Applicant's Last Name, First Name, MI.
Required for additional individuals, partners or
operators to be co-permittee. Enter the Name of
the
Corporation,
Partnership,
Agency
or
Individual.
3.
Mailing Address.
The mailing address of the
Owner/Operator (applicant) identified above (this
should not include locational data that is not
appropriate for a mail piece). In addition to the
street number and name, PO Box#, RR# Box#, or
Highway Contract# designations, use any
appropriate designation and number to further
define the mailing address of the applicant, e.g.,
APT (Apartment) FL (Floor) BLDG (Building) RM
(Room) DEPT (Department) STE (Suite).
4.
City, State, ZIP+4.
Do not use abbreviations for
the city name. Use the two-character abbreviation
for the state. Include the four-digit extension to
the ZIP code.
Section B: Site Information
1.
Site Name.
Provide the name of the site at the
specific
physical
location.
Do
not
use
abbreviations, acronyms, etc.
2.
Site Location.
Provide the physical address of
the location where the permitted activities will
occur.
No PO Box Numbers will be accepted
for site location information.
Provide the city
(or municipality), state, and the ZIP+4.
3.
Detailed Written Directions to Site.
When
providing written directions,
do not
use PO Box
address
data.
Include
landmarks
and
approximate distances from the nearest highway.
4.
County and Municipality.
Indicate the
county(ies) and municipality(ies) in which the site
is located. Check the appropriate box to identify
the type of municipality entered (city, borough,
and township). If more than one municipality or
county is affected, please list them on an attached
separate sheet.
Section C: Project Information
1.
Total Project Area/Project Site.
The total
project area is the entire area of activity,
development, or sale, including the area of an
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earth disturbance activity and other areas which
are not subject to an earth disturbance activity.
Enter the size of the area in acres. See ESCGP
Policy Document No. 800-2100-008.
Total Disturbed Area.
The Total Disturbed Area
is that portion of the total project area where earth
disturbance activities are planned to occur over
the life of the project. For phased projects, this
refers to the disturbed area of the initial project
phase
plus
the planned disturbed areas of
subsequent project phases in sufficient detail as
to allow evaluation of the total project impact.
Enter the size of the area in acres to the nearest
acre.
2.
Project Name.
Provide the name by which this
proposed earth disturbance activity or project is,
or will be known.
3.
Project Type and Description.
Check all boxes
that best describe the general type of activity. In
the Project Description, provide details such as
number of wells to be drilled. Does the project
include a tank battery, compressor station,
pipeline, other, etc.? NOTE: Clean fill cannot be
placed in or on waters of the Commonwealth. If
fill will be imported or exported, Form FP-001
(Document # 258-2182-773) must be used to
certify origin of the fill material.
4.
Latitude and Longitude.
Provide the latitude
and longitude coordinates for the approximate
center of the project area or facility. For linear
projects provide the project’s termini.
The
coordinates should be in degrees, minutes and
seconds. The Reference Datum must be North
American 1983 (NAD 83). Check the appropriate
horizontal collection method.
5.
U.S.G.S. Quad Map Name.
Locate the project
area on an 8 ½" x 11" photocopy of the U.S.G.S.
topo map area. The map must include the name
of the appropriate 1:24,000 scale U.S.G.S.
7.5 minute series quadrangle map where the
project is located. A copy of this map should be
submitted with the completed NOI.
6.
Estimated Timetable for Phased Projects.
Identify whether the project will be conducted as a
phased permitted project and that a master plan
identifying the initial and all subsequent phases
are included. Also provide an estimate of the
timetable for the major phases (Attach additional
sheet(s) of information when necessary). For the
initial and subsequent phases, provide a
description of the activity undertaken during the
phase, total area of the phase, the disturbed area
of the phase, and the start and end dates for each
phase of the activity. Each of these phases must
be clearly identified on the plan drawings and
narrative and on a master project site plan. The
sum of the total areas and disturbed areas listed
under line 6 should be equal to the size of the
Total Project Area and Total Disturbed Area
respectively, listed on line 1 of the NOI form. For
more information on phased permitted activities
please see the Department Permit Guidelines for
Phased
NPDES
Stormwater
Discharges
Associated with Construction Activity Permits,
Chapter 102 Erosion and Sediment Control
Permits, and Chapter 105 Waterway Restoration
Project Permits, Document No. 363-2134-013 and
ESCGP Policy Document No. 550-2100-008.
7.
Existing and previous land use.
List the existing
and previous land use for at least 5 years.
8.
Other Pollutants.
If the stormwater discharge
contains a pollutant other than sediment, list the
pollutant, the source of the pollutant, and
concentration. Provide a plan for removal of the
pollutant.
9.
Preparedness Prevention and Contingency
(PPC) Plan
. If you will use, store or transport
materials including fuels (other than fuels
contained in equipment fuel tanks), chemicals,
solvents, biocides waste water, wash water, core
drilling wastewater, cement, sanitary wastes, solid
wastes, hazardous wastes or other waste or
materials onto, on or from a project site during
earth disturbance activities, a PPC Plan must be
developed and implemented. In addition, the PPC
Plan must be available on site during earth
disturbance activities and available upon request.
10.
Siltation impaired waters.
If the project has the
potential to discharge to siltation impaired waters,
demonstrate that the project will not result in a net
change (pre to post condition) in volume, rate, or
water quality or otherwise explain how the project
will not contribute to a violation of water quality
standards. See Section G (below).
11.
Identify
naturally
occurring
geologic
formations or soil conditions
that may have
potential to cause pollutions during earth
disturbance activity and include BMPs to avoid or
minimize potential pollution and its impacts.
12.
Identify potential thermal impacts to surface
waters
of the Commonwealth from earth
disturbance activity including BMPs to avoid,
minimize or mitigate potential thermal pollution.
13.
E&S and PCSM/SR Plan Consistency.
The
E&S Plan must be planned, designed and
implemented to be consistent with the PCSM or
SR Plan. Unless otherwise approved by the
Department, the PCSM Plan must be separate
from the E&S Plan and labeled as such in the final
plans for construction (See 25 Pa. Code
§ 102.8(d)). Projects that require site restoration
as opposed to PCSM may include the SR Plan as
part of the E&S Plan (See 25 Pa. Code
§102.8(n)).

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14.
Riparian Forest Buffers.
Identify existing and
proposed riparian forest buffers.
15.
Riparian Buffer Exceptions and Waivers.
Pursuant to 25 Pa. Code § 102.14(d)(1)(vii) oil
and gas activities for which site reclamation or
restoration is part of the permit authorization in
Chapter 78 are not required to provide mandatory
riparian buffers in accordance with §102.14 (a)
and (b) so long as any existing riparian buffer is
undisturbed to the extent practicable. Projects
which involve only repair, replacement or
maintenance of existing pipelines are also
exempted if riparian buffers are undisturbed to the
extent practicable.
Other projects that do not qualify for exemptions
of riparian buffer requirements must provide a
buffer of 150 feet unless the project qualifies for a
waiver.
For earth disturbance activities associated with
existing riparian buffers the Department has
provided for waivers associated with certain
activities as long as the existing riparian buffers
are undisturbed to the extent practicable and the
applicant
demonstrates
that
reasonable
alternatives will otherwise meet the requirements
of Chapter 102. Applicants requesting a waiver
must submit a written request that demonstrates
that reasonable alternatives will meet the
requirements of the Department or Conservation
District with the NOI.
The earth disturbance
activities for which waivers may be obtained
include:
Linear projects which may include pipelines,
public roadways, rail lines or utility lines.
Projects that are temporary in nature and the
site will be fully restored to its existing
condition.
Projects
for
which
compliance
with
§§102.14(a) or 102.14(b) is not appropriate or
feasible due to site characteristics, or existing
structures at the project site.
16.
Antidegradation Implementation.
Indicate
whether the antidegradation implementation
requirements are met.
17.
Seasonal High Ground Water.
Indicate whether
the seasonal high ground water table has been
identified at all proposed pit and impoundment
locations.
18.
Provide the Chapter 93 stream classifications.
The designated use of the receiving waters can
be obtained from 25 Pa. Code Chapter 93 of the
Department’s
regulations
located
online
at
www.pacode.com
.
The existing use can be
obtained
from
the
Department’s
Statewide
Existing Use Listing at
www.depweb.state.pa.us
,
keyword: Existing Use. Siltation-impaired waters
and
watersheds
can
be
identified
in
Pennsylvania’s 303(d) list.
19.
Expedited Review Request.
The Expedited
Review is not available for all projects. The
applicant must refer to Item 8, Expedited Review
Process, Page 17 of these instructions to
determine if the project is eligible for an expedited
review.
Section D: Erosion and Sediment Control Plan
BMPs
All earth disturbance activities requiring permit
coverage under 25 Pa. Code Chapter 102 must
ensure that a written E&S Plan that meets the
requirements as described in Section 102.4(b) is
prepared and submitted with the NOI. The Chapter
102 regulations require that the design standards be
based on the design standards in §102.11 unless the
applicant demonstrates to the department that an
alternative approach will be more protective, or will
protect and maintain existing and designated uses.
Unless otherwise authorized by the Department or
Conservation District, earth disturbance activities must
be planned and implemented in accordance with the
following:
Minimize the extent and duration of the earth
disturbance.
Maximize protection of existing drainage
features and vegetation.
Minimize soil compaction.
Utilize other measures or controls that prevent
or minimize the generation of increased
stormwater runoff.
1. Provide a summary of E&S BMPs that
demonstrates that the E&S BMPs have been and
will be implemented in accordance Section
102.4(b).
2.
Riparian Buffer Information
– Check off
appropriate boxes and provide information as
applicable. If a waiver is requested, the applicant
must provide a demonstration that there are
reasonable alternatives for compliance with this
section, that any existing riparian buffer is
undisturbed to the extent practicable, and that the
activity will otherwise meet the riparian buffer
requirements of Chapter 102.
3. Thermal Impact Analysis.
This analysis must be
completed as part of the ESCGP-2 Permit NOI.
The applicant shall provide a summary of potential
thermal impacts associated with the planned
project and how the potential thermal impacts are
to be avoided, minimized, or mitigated.
Some examples include: minimizing impervious
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discharging from the bottom of surface
impoundments, using subsurface impoundments,
infiltration, and maximizing the use of vegetated
areas to cool runoff prior to discharge.
Maintaining canopy cover and riparian buffers that
limit ground surface exposure to direct sunlight is
effective in the control of thermal pollution of
surface waters. Using borings instead of open
cuts for utility crossings will limit vegetation
disturbance and exposure of the ground surface
to sunlight.
The analysis should evaluate the effectiveness of
various alternatives or combination of alternatives
that prevent or minimize thermal pollution.
Section E: Site Restoration (SR) Plan BMPs
The portion of a site reclamation or restoration plan
(SR plan) that identifies PCSM BMPs to manage
stormwater may be used to satisfy PCSM
requirements if the SR Plan meets the requirements
of §§102.8 (b), (c), (e), (f), (h), (i), and (l) and when
applicable (m) for the following activities (1) oil and
gas activities permitted in accordance with Chapter
78, (2) pipelines and other similar utility infrastructure
and (3) Department permitted activities involving less
than 1 acre of earth disturbance Regulated activities
not included above must submit PCSM Plans that
meet all provisions of §102.8 (See Section F of the
NOI Instructions).
Three copies of the plan must be provided. The plan
should address rate, volume, and water quality
impacts to each drainage area.
The permit NOI allows the use of design standards
other than those specified in Chapter 102 provided
that certain criteria are adhered to. The SR Plan
should be designed to maximize volume reduction
technologies, eliminate (where possible) or minimize
point source discharges to surface waters, preserve
the integrity of stream channels, and must protect the
physical, biological and chemical qualities of the
receiving water.
The SR plan must be consistent with any DEP
approved and current County Act 167 Plan. The
Department considers any Act 167 Plan from 2005 or
later to be current and requires that SR Plans must
demonstrate consistency with the Act 167 Plan.
Where a project is located within a watershed and
municipality covered by an Act 167 Plan, approved by
the Department prior to 2005, the Act 167 consistency
requirement is not applicable and the SR Plan will
only be evaluated for compliance with Chapter 102.
To demonstrate consistency with the Act 167 plan, the
applicant may select one of the following options:
Submit a letter provided by the municipal or
county planning engineer that verifies plan
consistency.
Submit an Act 167 Plan consistency verification
report. The report must be prepared and sealed
by a licensed professional. The report should
include the following:
a. A summary of the PCSM recommendations in
the plan including Peak Rate Controls,
Volume Controls, Water Quality Controls and
any other PCSM controls recommended in the
plan.
A separate summary should be
submitted for each plan in the project area.
The summary should be as detailed as
practicable.
b. Identification of watersheds in the plan where
hydrologic modeling was performed and
release rates more stringent than the DEP
Stormwater BMP Manual Recommended
Peak Rate Control Guideline have been
established.
c. Calculations to demonstrate that the SR plan
is consistent with the Department approved
Act 167 plan including post construction
stormwater runoff peak rate, volume, water
quality and any other control recommended
by the plan. When applicable the appropriate
worksheets
referenced
in
the
DEP
Stormwater Best Management Practices
(BMP) Manual should be included.
If no Department approved Act 167 plan exists, the
SR plan must otherwise comply with Section 102.8
and should be consistent with the practices contained
within the DEP Stormwater Best Management
Practices (BMP) Manual and should include the
appropriate completed worksheets referenced in the
Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP)
Manual. In addition to these volume, rate and water
quality requirements, all SR plans must comply with
local flood control requirements.
Permittees and co-permittees are responsible for
proper installation of the SR Plan BMPs prior to the
submission of the Notice of Termination for this
permit.
BMP's not included in the departments
manual will require documentation to support the
effectiveness of the BMP.
SR Plans must address
all
requirements of Chapter 102.8(n).
1. Site Restoration Plan Information
. Check all
applicable boxes and provide the requested
information regarding any Department approved
Act 167 plans.
2. Riparian Buffer Information
.
Check off
appropriate boxes and provide information as
applicable. If a waiver is requested, the applicant
must provide a demonstration that there are
reasonable alternatives for compliance with this
section, that any existing riparian buffer is
undisturbed to the extent practicable, and that the
activity will otherwise meet the riparian buffer
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3. Summary Table for Supporting Calculation
and Measurement Data.
Please provide this
summary data from the calculations and
measures submitted as part of the SR Plan.
Reference the Stormwater Methodology used,
and
check
off
the
appropriate
volume
measurement used (acre-feet or cubic feet). For
a project involving multiple watershed boundaries,
please submit a complete separate Summary
Table for each additional watershed. Watersheds
should be identified based on the drainage
patterns of the project area.
4. Summary Description of Site Restoration
BMPs.
Please check all the appropriate boxes. If
there is no check box for a planned BMP, check
the box for “other” and list the BMP. Do not list
erosion and sediment control BMPs.
5. Off-site Discharge Analysis.
If an applicant
proposes off-site discharges of stormwater from
SR to areas other than surface waters,
documentation must be provided to demonstrate
that the discharge will not cause erosion, damage,
or a nuisance to off-site properties. It is the
applicant’s responsibility to obtain a legal authority
to discharge onto adjacent properties. Please
check the appropriate box in this block.
6. Thermal Impact Analysis
. This analysis must be
completed as part of the ESCGP-2 Permit NOI.
The applicant shall provide a summary of potential
thermal impacts associated with the planned
project and how the potential thermal impacts are
to be avoided, minimized, or mitigated.
Some examples include: minimizing impervious
surfaces, maintain shade over and around
construction sites to the extent possible and
discharging from the bottom of surface
impoundments, using subsurface impoundments,
infiltration, and maximize the use of vegetated
areas to cool runoff prior to discharge.
Maintaining canopy cover and riparian buffers that
limit ground surface exposure to direct sunlight is
effective in the control of thermal pollution of
surface waters. Using borings instead of open
cuts for utility crossings will limit vegetation
disturbance and exposure of the ground surface
to sunlight.
The analysis should evaluate the effectiveness of
various alternatives or combination of alternatives
that prevent or minimize thermal pollution.
Section
F:
Post
Construction
Stormwater
Management Plan BMPs
This permit requires a written Post Construction
Stormwater Plan (PCSM) to be developed,
implemented, operated and maintained in accordance
with Section 102.8(a). The PCSM Plan must comply
with 25 Pa. Code § 102.8 and should be designed to
maximize volume reduction technologies, eliminate
(where possible) or minimize stormwater discharges
to surface waters, preserve the integrity of stream
channels, and must protect the physical, biological
and chemical qualities of the receiving water.
One original and 2 copies of the plan must be
provided. The plan should address rate, volume, and
water quality impacts to each drainage area. The
PCSM plan must be consistent with any DEP
approved and current County Act 167 Plan. The
Department considers any Act 167 Plan from 2005 or
later to be current and requires that PCSM plans must
demonstrate consistency with the Act 167 Plan.
Where a project is located within a watershed and
municipality covered by an Act 167 Plan, approved by
the Department prior to 2005, the Act 167 consistency
requirement is not applicable and the SR Plan will
only be evaluated for compliance with Chapter 102.
To demonstrate consistency with the Act 167 plan, the
applicant may select one of the following options:
Submit a letter provided by the municipal or
county planning engineer that verifies plan
consistency.
Submit an Act 167 Plan consistency verification
report. The report must be prepared and sealed
by a licensed professional. The report should
include the following:
a. A summary of the PCSM recommendations in
the plan including Peak Rate Controls,
Volume Controls, Water Quality Controls and
any other PCSM controls recommended in the
plan.
A separate summary should be
submitted for each plan in the project area.
The summary should be as detailed as
practicable.
b. Identification of watersheds in the plan where
hydrologic modeling was performed and
release rates more stringent than the DEP
Stormwater BMP Manual Recommended
Peak Rate Control Guideline have been
established.
c. Calculations to demonstrate that the SR plan
is consistent with the Department approved
Act 167 plan including post construction
stormwater runoff peak rate, volume, water
quality and any other control recommended
by the plan. When applicable the appropriate
worksheets
referenced
in
the
DEP
Stormwater Best Management Practices
(BMP) Manual should be included.
If no Department approved Act 167 plan exists, the
PCSM Plan must otherwise demonstrate compliance
with Section 102.8(g) and should be consistent with
the practices contained within the DEP Stormwater
Best
Management
Practices
(BMP)
Manual.
Complete and attach the appropriate worksheets
referenced in the Stormwater Best Management
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rate and water quality requirements, all SR plans must
comply with local flood control requirements.
Permittees and co-permittees are responsible for
proper installation of the PCSM Plan BMPs prior to
the submission of the Notice of Termination for this
permit.
BMP's not included in the departments
manual will require documentation to support the
effectiveness of the BMP.
1. PCSM Plan Information
– Check all applicable
boxes and provide the requested information
regarding any Department approved Act 167
plans.
2. Riparian Buffer Information
– Check off
appropriate boxes and provide information as
applicable. If a waiver is requested, the applicant
must provide a demonstration that there are
reasonable alternatives for compliance with this
section, that any existing riparian buffer is
undisturbed to the extent practicable, and that the
activity will otherwise meet the riparian buffer
requirements of Chapter 102.
3. Summary Table for Supporting Calculation
and Measurement Data.
Please provide this
summary data from the calculations and
measures submitted as part of the PCSM Plan.
Reference the Stormwater Methodology used,
and
check
off
the
appropriate
volume
measurement used (acre-feet or cubic feet). For
a project involving multiple watershed boundaries,
please submit a complete separate Summary
Table for each additional watershed. Watersheds
should be identified based on the drainage
patterns of the project area.
4. Summary Description of Post Construction
Stormwater BMPs.
Please check all the
appropriate boxes. If there is no check box for a
planned BMP, check the box for “other” and list
the BMP. Do not list erosion and sediment control
BMPs.
5. Off-site Discharge Analysis.
If an applicant
proposes off-site discharges of stormwater from
PCSM to areas other than surface waters,
documentation must be provided to demonstrate
that the discharge will not cause erosion, damage,
or a nuisance to off-site properties. It is the
applicant’s responsibility to obtain a legal authority
to discharge onto adjacent properties. Please
check the appropriate box in this block.
6. Thermal Impact Analysis.
This analysis must be
completed as part of the ESCGP-2 Permit NOI.
The applicant shall provide a summary of potential
thermal impacts associated with the planned
project and how the potential thermal impacts are
to be avoided, minimized, or mitigated.
Some examples include: minimizing impervious
surfaces, maintain shading over and around
construction sites to the extent possible and
discharging from the bottom of surface
impoundments, using subsurface impoundments,
infiltration, and maximize the use of vegetated
areas to cool runoff prior to discharge.
Maintaining canopy cover and riparian buffers that
limit ground surface exposure to direct sunlight is
effective in the control of thermal pollution of
surface waters. Using borings instead of open
cuts for utility crossings will limit vegetation
disturbance and exposure of the ground surface
to sunlight.
The analysis should evaluate the effectiveness of
various alternatives or combination of alternatives
that prevent or minimize thermal pollution.
7. Critical PCSM plan stages.
Identify the critical
stages of implementation of the PCSM plan for
which a licensed professional or designee shall be
present on site. The critical stages may include
the installation of underground treatment or
storage BMPs, structurally engineered BMPs or
other BMPs as deemed appropriate by the
Department or conservation district.
Section G: Antidegradation Analysis
This section must be completed where activities will
be conducted in special protection waters or
siltation-impaired waters.
Maintaining and protecting existing water quality for
High Quality (HQ), Exceptional Value (EV) streams,
and Exceptional Value (EV) wetlands and protecting
designated and existing uses for all surface waters is
critical. The antidegradation requirements in 25 Pa.
Code § 93.4c must be met by following the process
set out in 25 Pa. Code Section 102.4(b)(6) and
102.8(h) (relating to implementation of antidegradation
requirements). The Antidegradation Analysis outlines
that process.
Part 1 - Nondischarge Alternative Evaluation
Nondischarge alternatives are environmentally sound
and cost-effective BMPs that individually or
collectively eliminate the net change in stormwater
volume, rate and quality for storm events up to and
including the 2-year/24-hour storm when compared to
the stormwater rate, volume and quality prior to the
earth disturbance activities to maintain and protect the
existing quality of the receiving surface water of this
Commonwealth.
Nondischarge alternative BMPs
should be evaluated and included in E&S and
PCSM/SR Plans. If the applicant demonstrates that
nondischarge alternatives do not exist for the project
the applicant must utilize ABACT. For nondischarge
BMPs not checked, provide an explanation of why
they are not utilized.
Part 2 – Antidegradation
Best
Available
Combination of Technologies (ABACT)
In circumstances where nondischarge alternatives for
the project do not exist, an applicant must utilize
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demonstrate that any net change in stormwater runoff
will maintain and protect the existing quality and water
uses of receiving surface waters. ABACT means
environmentally sound and cost effective treatment,
land disposal, pollution prevention and stormwater
reuse BMPs that individually or collectively manage
the difference in the net change in stormwater volume,
rate, and quality for storm events up to and including
the 2-year/24-hour storm when compared to the
stormwater rate, volume and quality prior to the earth
disturbance activities to maintain and protect the
existing quality of the receiving surface waters of this
Commonwealth.
Erosion and Sediment Control Antidegradation
Implementation
To satisfy the antidegradation implementation
requirements the applicant should refer to 102.4(b)(6),
and ensure they (1) evaluate and include
nondischarge alternatives in the E&S plan, and (2) if
nondischarge alternatives do not exist the E&S Plan
must include ABACT BMPs that manage the change
in the 2-year/24-hour storm event. Nondischarge
alternatives and ABACT, and their design standards,
are listed in the Erosion and Sediment Control BMP
Manual.
PCSM/SR Antidegradation Implementation
To satisfy the antidegradation implementation
requirements the applicant should refer to 102.8(h)
and ensure they (1) evaluate and include
nondischarge alternatives in the PCSM/SR Plan, and
(2) if nondischarge alternatives do not exist, the
PCSM/SR Plan must include ABACT BMPs that
manage the change in 2-year/24-hour storm event.
Nondischarge alternatives and ABACT, and their
design standards, are listed in the DEP Stormwater
BMP Manual. Where ABACT BMPs will be utilized,
the applicant’s pre to post comparative analysis must
demonstrate any net change in stormwater will be
managed utilizing ABACT BMPs that will protect and
maintain water quality and designated uses.
For nondischarge alternative and ABACT BMPs not
listed in the Department’s manuals, the applicant must
provide data to support the BMPs, including a
demonstration that they will maintain and protect the
existing quality of receiving surface waters.
Section H: Compliance Review
Provide the information requested. Use additional
pages if necessary. If the applicant(s) are in violation
of any permits issued by DEP or have been in
violation of any regulated activities within the past five
years, the information in this section must be
completed.
Section I: Certification by Person Preparing NOI
The person responsible for preparing the E&S Plan
and PCSM/SR Plan with PCSM BMPs must complete
this section.
If the applicant is requesting an
expedited
review,
the
licensed
professional
responsible for the development of a complete permit
NOI package, including the E&S and PCSM/SR Plans
that specifies BMP implementation and maintenance
requirements that meet regulatory requirements, must
sign and seal the NOI in the space provided certifying
that the information provided is true and correct. The
licensed professional must also provide the location
and date of the most recent Department training they
attended.
Section J: Applicant Certification
The NOI shall be signed as follows:
1.
In the case of corporations, by a principal
executive officer of at least the level of vice
president, or an authorized representative.
2.
In the case of a partnership, by a general
partner.
3.
In the case of a sole proprietorship, by the
proprietor.
4. In the case of a municipal, state, or other public
facility, by either a principal executive officer,
ranking elected official or other authorized
employee.
Section K: Contact for Additional Information
Provide contact information for the individual to
provide assistance to the Department or Conservation
District with question concerning the NOI.
2. EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL (E&S)
PLAN REQUIREMENTS
The E&S Plan that meets the requirements of 25 Pa.
Code § 102.4(b) must be submitted with the NOI and
must contain Best Management Practices (BMPs)
designed to minimize discharges to surface waters,
preserve the integrity of stream channels and protect
the physical, biological and chemical qualities of the
receiving water. The Department recommends that
the E&S Plan be developed utilizing guidelines and
BMP information provided in the Erosion and
Sediment Control BMP Manual.
The E&S Plan must be submitted (1 original, 2 copies)
to the Department or authorized county Conservation
District (for transmission facilities) along with the
completed NOI, Checklist and Technical Review
Guide. The Checklist includes an outlines of the
information needed to submit a complete E&S Plan.
If the project is located in a High Quality or
Exceptional Value watershed or Exceptional Value
wetland pursuant to 25 Pa. Code Chapter 93 and
25 Pa. Code Chapter 105, the E&S Plan must
address the special protection requirements in the
department’s
antidegradation
implementation
requirements at 25 Pa. Code § 102.4(b)(6) and
Section II Chapter 4 of the Oil and Gas Operators
Manual. The applicant must identify whether the
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In most applications, an erosion and sediment control
plan will consist of two parts: a plan narrative and
maps/drawings. Maps and drawings are used to
show the existing and proposed topography, as well
as the construction details and maintenance details
for the proposed Best Management Practices (BMPs).
The narrative is used to document the design
calculations for the BMPs.
Note: All Program Manuals, technical guidance, NOI
forms and instructions related to the E&S, NPDES,
and Post Construction Stormwater Management
Programs can be found at
www.depweb.state.pa.us
.
On the upper left side of the screen, click on the
keyword stormwater.
BMP's not included in the department‟s manuals will
require documentation to support their effectiveness.
The applicant’s Erosion and Sediment Control Plan
should include the following:
a. Topographic Features:
Plan drawings showing the existing topographic
features of the project site including the immediate
surrounding area must be provided. The scale of
the drawings must be large enough to clearly
depict the topographic features and the contours
must be at an interval that will adequately describe
the topography of the site. Scales of 1 inch equals
50 feet or less, with 2-foot maximum contour
intervals are recommended. The drawings must
include the location of the project with respect to
roadways, municipalities, streams, watercourses,
existing structures, existing ground cover, utilities
and other identifiable landmarks, etc.
The
immediate surrounding area must be of sufficient
size to include all areas contributing runoff to the
project site, planned BMPs and water courses
receiving runoff from the project for evaluation
relative to resistance to erosion.
All symbols
shown on the drawings must be included in a
legend; a north arrow and scale must also be
shown on the drawings. These requirements also
apply to all offsite disposal or borrow areas.
In addition to the topographic map, a location map
is required that shows the relationship of the
project to municipal boundaries and major
highways. The location map may be included on
the topographic map as an insert or may be
included as a separate sheet in the narrative
report. A reprint or a copy of a portion of a
7½ minute
USGS
quadrangle
map
is
recommended for this purpose. The name of the
USGS quadrangle map must be included on the
location map. For permit applications, a location
map reprinted or copied from USGS quadrangle
maps is required.
b. Soil Characteristics:
The locations of the soils may be delineated on the
drawings discussed above, or on a separate map
of the site. A photocopy of a portion of the county
soil survey on which the proposed project can be
clearly shown may also be used. The types, depth,
slope and limitations of the soils should be included
in the project narrative or included on the drawings.
Data on the physical characteristics of the soils,
such as their texture, resistance to erosion and
suitability for intended (limitations) use is to be
included in the narrative report. This information is
available in soil survey reports, published by the
USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service
(formerly
Soil
Conservation
Service),
in
cooperation with the Pennsylvania State University
College of Agriculture and others. The reports are
available from the county conservation districts.
The means to address the identified soils
limitations must be included on the drawings. For
example, a note to use only certain areas as
borrow areas for fill for sediment basins or traps, or
special fertilization requirements for portions of the
project, etc.
c. Earth Disturbance Activity:
The proposed alteration in the project area and the
limits of the project area must be shown on the
plan drawings. Such information as the limits of
earth disturbance, the areas of cuts and fills and
the locations of roads, existing and proposed
structures are to be included. Proposed contours
of the project area must be included on these
drawings. Separate drawings, or inserts on the
plan drawings must be included for off-site borrow
or disposal areas which are part of the project.
These drawings or inserts must include the same
information as required on the plan drawings. A
legend that describes all of the alterations and
BMPs to be used for erosion and sediment control
must be included on the drawings.
A description of the past, present and proposed
land use in the project area must be included in the
project narrative.
d. Project Site Runoff
The maximum area draining to all basins, traps and
channels must be determined to calculate volume
and rate of runoff. In some instances the drainage
area will increase or decrease as the site grading
proceeds
.
In such cases, the maximum drainage
area to the BMP must be used to determine the
design capacity.
An analysis must be included in the project
narrative showing the impact that runoff from the
project site will have on existing downstream
watercourses' resistance to erosion.
Design
computations for appropriate protective measures
for downstream watercourses must be included
when applicable. A discharge analysis for all non-
surface water discharges must be provided in the
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e. Surface Water Classification
All streams in Pennsylvania are classified based on
their designated and existing water uses and water
quality criteria. If the runoff from a project area
discharges to a stream that is classified for Special
Protection or siltation-impaired waters, more
stringent criteria are used to design the BMPs for
that site. The criteria are found in Chapter 102.
The applicant must show on the drawings all
streams, springs, wetlands, and floodways within,
adjacent or receiving water from the project site.
All special protection waters and existing uses as
presented in Chapter 93 must be clearly identified
on the drawings and in the project narrative.
f. BMP Description Narrative
A description of the location and type of perimeter
and onsite BMPs used before during and after
earth disturbance activity must be included in the
project narrative.
g. BMP Installation Sequence Narrative
The project narrative must provide a sequence of
BMP installation and removal. Unlike the previous
item that identifies the location and type of BMP
this item requires list of temporary or permanent
BMPs to be installed and a schedule for their
installation and removal as related to the various
phases of the project. Other BMPs are constructed
when needed to accommodate the planned
sequence of project installation. The narrative
must include a complete schedule of installation
and removal of erosion control BMPs as they relate
to the various phases of earthmoving activities.
Appropriate BMPs for sediment pollution control
must be in place before earth disturbance occurs
within a given drainage area. All of the steps to be
taken from the initial site clearing through the final
stabilization of the site must be included.
h. Supporting Calculations and Measurements
All design information for BMPs must be included
in the project narrative. The information will vary
according to the BMP, but should include such
information as the drainage area, flow rate, velocity
and the proposed method of stabilization. The
STANDARD WORKSHEETS included in the
Erosion and Sediment Control BMP Manual
(No.
363-2134-008) gives guidance for the design
calculations and information required.
The
applicant is not required to use the STANDARD
WORKSHEETS, but must furnish the same
information as indicated in the worksheets.
i. Plan Drawings
The locations of the BMPs must be shown on the
plan drawings described earlier.
A legend,
describing all symbols must be included on all plan
drawings.
All
construction
details
and
specifications for the facilities must be included on
the drawings including standard notes and optional
notes to clarify or explain requirements. Typical
sketches maybe used; these sketches must
provide sufficient information to show critical
dimensions and construction details for each
specific BMP. Standard Construction Details may
be copied from those in the
Erosion and Sediment
Control Manual
(No. 3632134-008) and inserted
into the erosion and sediment control plan
drawings of specific projects.
Proposed new
contours must tie into existing contours.
j. Maintenance Program
A maintenance program for both the temporary and
permanent erosion and sediment control BMPs,
including disposal of materials removed from the
BMPs or project area, must be included in the
project narrative and plan drawings.
The
maintenance program must include a schedule for
inspection of each BMP and provides for inspection
after each measurable runoff event as well as on a
weekly basis. The type of maintenance, such as
cleanout,
repair,
replacement,
re -grading,
stabilizing, etc. for each of the BMPs is to be
included in the program. For sediment basins, the
elevation corresponding to top of sediment storage
level must be specified and a means to identify this
elevation must be identified.
The means of
disposal of the materials removed from the BMPs
must be specified. If materials removed from the
BMPs are to be removed from the project area, the
site and method of disposal must be indicated.
Guidance on appropriate maintenance actions is
provided for each BMP described in the
Erosion
and
Sediment
Control
BMP
Manual
(No.363-2134-008).
Maintenance requirements
must be shown on the plan drawings.
k. Material Recycling and Disposal
Applicants for earth disturbance activities must
ensure that proper mechanisms are in place to
control waste materials.
Construction wastes
include, but are not limited to, excess soil
materials, building materials, concrete wash water,
sanitary wastes, etc. that could adversely impact
water quality if not handled properly. The applicant
must develop a plan in the project narrative which
implements measures for housekeeping, materials
management, and litter control.
Wherever
possible, recycling of excess materials is preferred,
rather than disposal.
A note directing proper
handling, recycling and disposal of waste materials
must be added to the plan drawings.
l. Soil Conditions and Geologic Formations
Geologic formations containing minerals (e.g.
pyrite) in sufficient quantities that could result in
discharges which do not meet water quality
standards for the receiving surface water(s) should
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The locations of the formations containing those
minerals (if not site wide) must be shown on the
plan drawings. Appropriate measures to prevent
such discharges (including but not limited to proper
handling, isolation, disposal, etc.) should also be
provided on the plan drawings along with typical
details illustrating the procedures and/or BMPs to
be used to avoid or minimize potential pollution.
Bedrock or soil conditions which could result in
significant slope failures causing mass soil
movement into surface waters, property damage,
or a public safety hazard should also be identified
and discussed in the project narrative. The erosion
control project narrative should briefly state the
methods incorporated into the plan which address
such hazards. Plan drawings should clearly mark
the locations where potential for slope failures
exist, and appropriate construction details and
typicals should be provided. When poor geologic
or soil conditions cannot be avoided, BMPs to
minimize or mitigate their impact must be identified
in the plan drawings and implemented at the
construction site.
m. Thermal Impacts
An analysis of how thermal impacts, associated
with the project, will be avoided should be provided
in the project narrative. If thermal impacts cannot
be avoided, describe in the project narrative how
impacts are to be minimized and the BMPs that will
be used to mitigate the impacts in a manner that
will protect and maintain surface water quality.
BMPs to be used to minimize or mitigate thermal
impacts must be provided on the plan drawings
with associated details and /or typicals.
The
primary means to address thermal pollutions is to
limit the size and duration of exposed earth or
through infiltration.
Additional information on
minimizing thermal impacts can be found in the
Pennsylvania Stormwater BMP Manual
(No.
363-0300-002).
n. E&S Plan and PCSM/SR Plan Consistency
The overall design of the project should support the
management of stormwater for erosion and
sediment control during earth disturbance activities
in a manner that is compatible with and can be
integrated into, structural and non-structural
PCSM/SR practices and approaches. The project
narrative should discuss the overall project and
how the Erosion and Sediment Control Plan will
accommodate Post Construction Stormwater
Management/Site Restoration.
The plan drawings should identify locations where
BMPs are planned and designed to be integrated
into PCSM/SR structural and non-structural
practices and approaches.
o. Riparian Forest Buffers
When riparian forest buffers will be incorporated
into a project site, the areas of existing buffers or
the areas where buffers will be developed should
be identified on the plan drawings.
p. Antidegradation Requirements
Applicants proposing earth disturbance activities
within
special
protection
watersheds
or
siltation-impaired watersheds must implement
nondischarge alternatives wherever cost-effective
and environmentally sound.
An evaluation of
nondischarge alternatives should be provided in
the project narrative that identifies viable
alternatives for the proposed project. If no viable
nondischarge alternatives exist the Erosion and
Sediment Control Plan must include ABACT
(Antidegradation Best Available Combinations of
Technology). The plan drawings must show the
locations and details for all non-discharge
alternatives when identified or ABACTs when non-
discharge alternatives don’t exist.
3. PERMIT NOI FILLING FEES
A check for $500 plus $100 per acre of earth
disturbance must be included with the NOI. Fractional
acreage shall be rounded to the closest whole number
(≥ 0.5 Round up; < 0.5 Round down).
For an NOI submitted to the Department, a check is to
be
made
payable
to
the
“Commonwealth
of
Pennsylvania, Clean Water Fund”. The Check is to
be dated within 10 days of the NOI submittal date and
sent with the NOI directly to the Oil and Gas Program
of the appropriate DEP Regional Office.
For an NOI submitted to a delegated County
Conservation District, two checks are required. A
check for the administrative fee of $500 made payable
to the delegated County Conservation District “Clean
Water Fund”. A second check for the $100 per acre
disturbance fee made payable to the “Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania, Clean Water Fund”. Both checks are
to be dated within 10 days of the NOI submittal date
and sent with the NOI directly to the delegated County
Conservation District. Only certain federal and state
government agencies are exempt from the fee.
Phased projects will need to pay the base
administrative fee and the disturbed acreage fee for
the initial phase or phases being submitted.
Subsequent phase submissions must include only the
disturbed acreage fee for that phase.
Note: The delegated County Conservation District will
forward the „per acre disturbance fee‟ check to the
Water Management Program of the appropriate DEP
Regional office.

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4. MUNICIPAL NOTIFICATION
a. Act 14
Act 14, which amended the Commonwealth’s
Administrative Code (71 P.S. § 510-5), requires
every applicant for a new, amended, or revised
permit to give written notice to each municipality
(borough, township) and county government in
which the facility is located. The municipality and
county government must receive the written notice
at least thirty (30) - days before the Department
may issue or deny approval of coverage. A sample
of the municipal notification is provided in these
instructions as
Attachment C
.
The attached
sample letter should be used when providing
notification in accordance with Act 14.
Proof of Receipt - The applicant must submit with
the NOI:
1.
A copy of correspondence notifying the
municipality and county government of your
intention to submit a NOI, and
2.
Evidence that the municipality and county
government has received your notification.
Acceptable forms of this evidence include
certified mail receipt, proof of deliver from a
commercial
carrier
or
written
acknowledgement of the notification from the
municipality.
Submit a copy of the NOI and E&S and PCSM/SR
Plan drawings to each municipal and county
government with the notification.
The plan
drawings should accurately portray the type and
scope of work that is proposed. If the plans
included in the municipal notification are not final,
they should be marked accordingly. Failure to
provide a copy of the notification correspondence
and evidence of municipal receipt of your
notification with the NOI will delay processing of
your NOI.
Failure to comply with municipal
notification will result in the return of the NOI as
incomplete.
b. Cultural Resources Notice
A Cultural Resources Notice is not required for
ESCGP-2 as per the exemptions to the History
Code (0120-PM-PY0003).
However permitted
activities which may affect Historic Resources on
the National Register of Historic Places are not
exempt regardless of size. Accordingly, when the
permitted activities are on lands of the Allegheny
National Forest (ANF), evaluations of cultural
resources are to be coordinated with the
appropriate ANF Ranger District. If, during the
earth disturbance activity, historic resources are
encountered, the earth disturbance activity should
be ceased immediately and the Pennsylvania
Historic and Museum Commission notified.
For additional information, refer to DEP.s
Implementation of Pennsylvania History Code
(No. 012-0700-001), see
www.depweb.state.pa.us
.
5. PENNSYLVANIA
NATURAL
HERITAGE
PROGRAM (PNHP)
Proof of consultation with PNHP is required. In order
to provide proof of consultation with PNHP in
accordance with 25 Pa. Code §102.6(a)(2) regarding
the presence of a State or Federal threatened or
endangered species on the project site, submit a
Pennsylvania Natural Diversity Inventory Project
Environmental Review Receipt (PNDI Receipt). The
PNDI ER tool can be conducted via the Internet at the
www.naturalheritage.state.pa.us/
website.
First
time users will have to register at the website before
conducting the review.
A PNDI Receipt is
automatically available for printing upon completion of
the review. If the PNHP review determines there are
potential impacts to a T&E species, the PNHP review
receipt will provide an explanation of the potential
impact(s) and instructions on how to resolve the
potential impact.
READ AND FOLLOW THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
CAREFULLY
Following
the
procedure outlined in the
Policy for Pennsylvania
Natural Diversity Inventory (PNDI) Coordination
During Permit Review and Evaluation (PNDI Policy)
,
No. 400-0200-001 meets the requirements in
§ 102.6(a)(2).
There are two options available to applicants for
handling PNDI coordination in conjunction with the
Department’s
permit
review
process:
sequential
review and concurrent review. If selecting sequential
review, submit a PNDI receipt and clearance letters, if
any, with the NOI. If selecting concurrent review,
submit a PNDI receipt, a completed PNDI Form and a
U.S.G.S. 7.5 minute quadrangle map with the project
boundaries delineated on the map with the NOI.
Additionally, submit the PNDI receipt to the
appropriate jurisdictional agency.
While DEP is
commencing its completeness and technical review of
the application, the applicant will engage in any
consultation with the jurisdictional agencies. It is
important to note, however, that the concurrent review
option, carries certain risks and consequences to the
applicant, including delay and redesign.
See PNDI
Policy
pages 7-8.
When the activities are on lands of the Allegheny
National Forest (ANF), evaluation of potential conflicts
is to be coordinated with the appropriate ANF Ranger
District.
Please note, early coordination (prior to NOI
submission), by prospective applicants and their
consultants with the appropriate jurisdictional
agencies using the PNDI system is the most effective
means of timely permit decision.
For additional
information, refer to DEP’s
Policy for Pennsylvania
Natural Heritage Program (PNHP) Coordination

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During Permit Review and Evaluation
(400-0200-001),
see
www.depweb.state.pa.us
.
6. POST
CONSTRUCTION
STORMWATER
MANAGEMENT/SITE RESTORATION PLANS
A Post Construction Stormwater Management/Site
Restoration Plan (PCSM/SR Plan) that meets the
requirements of Pa. Code § 102.8 must also be
submitted with the NOI and must identifying BMPs to
be installed, which manage and treat the stormwater
discharges to protect water quality after construction.
The Department recommends that the PCSM/SR Plan
be developed utilizing DEP’s
Stormwater
Best
Management Practices Manual.
PCSM/SR Plan
BMPs should be designed to maximize replication of
the natural hydrologic cycle, to protect the structural
integrity of the stream, and to protect and maintain
existing and designated uses of the Commonwealth
waters.
The PCSM/SR Plan must be submitted
(1 original, 2 copies) to the Department or authorized
county Conservation District (for transmission
facilities) along with the completed NOI, E&S Plan,
Checklist and Technical Review Guide. The Checklist
is an outline of the information needed to submit a
complete PCSM/SR Plan and the Technical Review
Guide identifies specific content required in each item
in the Checklist. If the project is located in a High
Quality or Exceptional Value watershed or Exceptional
Value wetland pursuant to 25 Pa. Code Chapter 93
and 25 Pa. Code chapter 105, the PCSM/SR Plan
must address the special protection requirements in
the
Department’s
antidegradation
implementation
requirements at 25 Pa. Code § 102.8(h).
Technical references for both E&S control and
PCSM/SR BMPs can be found on the DEP website.
Pennsylvania’s
Comprehensive
Stormwater
Management Policy (No. 392-0300-002) is also
available at
www.depweb.state.pa.us
. After clicking
on the DEP keyword stormwater, click on “Technical
Information”
then
click
on
Post
Construction
Stormwater
Management
and
look
for
the
“Comprehensive Stormwater Management Policy.”
Note:
BMP's not included in the department‟s
manuals will require documentation to support their
effectiveness.
The
applicant’s
Post
Construction
Stormwater
Management/Site Restoration Plan should include the
following:
a. Topographic Features
Plan drawings showing the existing topographic
features of the project site including the immediate
surrounding area must be provided. The scale of
the drawings must be large enough to clearly
depict the topographic features and the existing
and proposed contours must be at an interval that
will adequately describe the topography of the site.
Scales of 1 inch equals 50 feet or less, with 2-foot
maximum contour intervals are recommended.
The drawings must include the location of the
project with respect to roadways, municipalities,
streams, watercourses, existing structures, existing
ground cover, utilities and other identifiable
landmarks, etc. The immediate surrounding area
must be of sufficient size to include all areas
contributing runoff to the project site, planned
BMPs and water courses receiving runoff from the
project for evaluation relative to resistance to
erosion. All symbols shown on the drawings must
be included in a legend; a north arrow and scale
must also be shown on the drawings. These
requirements also apply to all offsite disposal or
borrow areas.
In addition to the topographic map, a location map
is required that shows the relationship of the
project to municipal boundaries and major
highways. The location map may be included on
the plan drawings as an insert or may be included
as a separate sheet in the project narrative. A
reprint or a copy of a portion of a 7½ minute USGS
quadrangle map is recommended for this purpose.
The name of the USGS quadrangle map must be
included on the location map.
For permit
applications, a location map reprinted or copied
from USGS quadrangle maps is required.
b. Soil and Geologic Formation Characteristics:
The types, depth, slope, locations and limitations of
the soils and geologic formations must be identified
for the entire project. The soil types should be
delineated on the plan drawings along with notes
describing any limitation and the proposed
resolutions to address the limitations. Geologic
formations that have the potential to impact the
project site such as unstable rock, Karst formations
and formations prone to landslides when exposed
by earth disturbance should be identified on the
plan drawings and in the project narrative with
proposed resolutions. A photocopy of a portion of
the soil survey on which the proposed project can
be clearly shown may also be used as a soils map.
Data on the physical characteristics of the soils,
such as their permeability, depth to seasonal high
ground
water,
texture,
landslide
potential,
resistance to erosion and suitability for intended
(limitations) use is available in soil survey reports,
published by the USDA Natural Resources
Conservation Service (formerly Soil Conservation
Service), in cooperation with the Pennsylvania
State University College of Agriculture and others
should be included in the project narrative. Of
special interest are soils identified as “hydric”
indicating the potential for the presence of
wetlands. Soils identified as “hydric” in the USDA
soil surveys must be investigated in the field to
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c. Earth Disturbance Activity Characterization:
The proposed alteration in the project area and the
limits of construction must be shown on the plan
drawings. Such information as the limits of earth
disturbance, the areas of cuts and fills, proposed
impervious areas and the locations of roads,
existing and proposed structures are to be
included. Proposed contours and grades of the
project area must be included on the project
drawings. Separate drawings, or inserts on the
plan drawings must be included for off-site borrow
or disposal areas which are part of the project.
These drawings or inserts must include the same
information as required on the plan drawings. A
legend that describes all of the alterations and
PCSM/SR BMPs to be used for erosion and
sediment control must be included on the
drawings.
A description of the past, present and proposed
land use in the project area must be included in the
project narrative.
d. Net Change in Volume and Rate of Runoff
The net change in runoff volume and rate between
preconstruction hydrology and post construction
hydrology for the entire project site and each
drainage area must be identified. The PCSM/SR
BMPs should manage the net change in runoff
volume and rate for a 2-year/24-hour storm event.
An analysis must be included in the project
narrative that describes how any net change in
runoff volume and rate will be managed. The
PCSM/SR Plan must meet the requirements Pa.
Code § 102.8. The Department recommends that
the PCSM/SR Plan be developed using DEP’s
Stormwater Best Management Practices Manual
(No. 363-0300-002).
e. Surface Water Classification
All streams in Pennsylvania are classified based on
their designated and existing water uses and water
quality criteria. If the runoff from a project area
discharges to a stream that is classified for Special
Protection, more stringent criteria are used to
design the PCSM/SR BMPs for that site. The
criteria are found in Chapter 102.
The applicant must show on the plan drawings all
streams, springs, wetlands, and floodways within,
adjacent or receiving watercourses from the project
site. All special protection waters, classifications
and existing uses as presented in Chapter 93 must
be clearly identified on the plan drawings and in the
project narrative.
f. BMP Description Narrative
A written description of the location and type of
PCSM/SR BMPs must be provided in the project
narrative. Project drawings must show the location
of permanent PCSM/SR BMPs and provide
construction
details
including
permanent
stabilization specifications.
Proprietary BMP
systems should be presented on the plan drawings
in
accordance
with
the
manufacture’s
requirements.
All infiltration BMPs shall be
provided with overflows and /or underdrains as
needed to meet site and soil limitations.
g. BMP Installation Sequence Narrative
A sequence of PCSM/SR BMP implementation and
installation in relation to earth disturbance activities
of the project site and a schedule of inspection for
critical stages of PCSM/SR BMP installation must
be provided in the project narrative. Removal of
temporary BMPs and activities or actions to be
taken limit exposed area on the project site should
be included in the plan narrative. The location of
the PCSM/SR BMPs with construction details must
be included on the project drawings.
h. Supporting Calculations
All design information and calculations for
PSCM/SR BMPs and other points of concern must
be included in the project narrative.
The
information will vary according to the PCSM/SR
BMP, but should include such information as the
methodology used for all calculations, drainage
area, flow rate, flow velocity, design storm used for
each calculation and the proposed method of
stabilization.
The
FLOWCHARTS
and
STANDARD WORKSHEETS included in the
Pennsylvania Stormwater BMP Manual (No.
363-0300-002) give guidance for the design
calculations and information required and is
recommended by the Department to facilitate
submittal
and
review.
Although
the
FLOWCHARTS
and
WORKSHEETS
are
recommended by the Department, the applicant is
not required to use them, but must furnish the
same information as indicated on the forms.
Current (2005 or more recent) and approved
Act 167 Plan that covers the project site must be
identified and a verification of PCSM/SR plan
consistency with the Act 167 Plan must be made
and presented in the Plan Narrative.
i. Plan Drawings
The locations of the PCSM/SR BMPs with tributary
drainage areas must be shown on the plan
drawings along with construction details and
specifications for the facilities including standard
notes
to
clarify
or
explain
construction
requirements.
Typical sketches maybe used;
these sketches must provide sufficient information
to show critical dimensions and construction details
for each specific PCSM/SR BMP. Areas sufficient
in size and number where infiltration testing is to be
conducted for proposed volume and rate control
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The PCSM/SR Plan is to be consistent with the
E&S Plan in regards to proposed contours,
improvements, soils, wetlands, floodways, streams,
discharge locations BMPs etc. All easements and
rights-of-way on the project site must be shown on
the plan drawings.
Delineations of sensitive
resources such as floodplains, floodways, steep
slopes, riparian buffer areas, existing and proposed
discharge points, points of interest or concern etc.
should be clearly shown on the plan drawings. A
legend, describing all symbols must be included on
all plan drawings.
j. Long Term Operation and Maintenance
Schedule
A long-term operation and maintenance schedule,
which provides for inspection of PCSM/SR BMPs,
including the direction for repair, replacement, or
other routine maintenance of the PCSM/SR BMPs
to ensure their proper function and operation must
be included in the project narrative. The program
must provide for completion of a written report
documenting each inspection and all PCSM/SR
BMP repair and maintenance activities including
directions for the disposal of accumulated
sediment.
The long term operation and
maintenance
schedule
must
identify
the
responsible party (owner, operator, and inspector)
for program conduct and how access to the
PCSM/SR BMPs will be provided.
k. Material Recycling and Disposal
Procedures which ensure that the proper measures
for recycling or disposal of materials associated
with or from the PCSM/SR BMPs are in
accordance with the Department laws, regulations
and requirements. The applicant must develop a
plan in the project narrative which identifies project
wastes and provides directions to implements
measures for recycling, disposal, housekeeping,
materials management, and litter control etc.
Wherever possible, recycling of excess materials is
preferred, rather than disposal. A note directing
proper handling, recycling and disposal of waste
materials must be added to the plan drawings
where appropriate.
l. Geologic Formations and Soil Conditions
The applicant must identify naturally occurring
geologic formations or soil conditions that may
have the potential to cause pollution after earth
disturbance activities and PCSM/SR BMPs are
operational.
A management plan to avoid or
minimize potential pollution and its impacts form
geologic formations or soil conditions must be
included in the project narrative.
Appropriate
measures to prevent discharges (including but not
limited to proper handling, isolation, disposal, etc.)
should be included in the management plan.
Details for the proper handling, isolation and/or
disposal of these materials must be provided. The
locations of the geologic formations containing
those minerals or soil conditions exhibiting
limitations (if not site wide) must be shown on the
plan drawings along with typical details illustrating
the procedures and/or PCSM/SR BMPs to be used
to avoid or minimize potential pollution.
Bedrock or soil conditions which could result in
significant slope failures causing mass soil
movement into surface waters, property damage,
or a public safety hazard should also be identified
and discussed in the project narrative. The project
narrative should briefly state the methods
incorporated into the plan which address such
hazards. Plan drawings should clearly mark the
locations where the potential for slope failures
exist.
When poor geologic or soil conditions
cannot be avoided, BMPs to minimize or mitigate
their impact must be identified in the plan drawings
and implemented at the construction site.
m. Thermal Impacts
An analysis of how thermal impacts associated
with the project will be avoided must be provided in
the project narrative. If thermal impacts cannot be
avoided, describe in the project narrative how
impacts are to be minimized and the BMPs that will
be used to mitigate the impacts in a manner that
will protect and maintain surface water quality.
BMPs to be used to minimize or mitigate thermal
impacts must be shown on the plan drawings
including associated BMP details. The primary
means to address thermal pollutions is to limit the
size and duration of exposed earth or through
infiltration. Additional information on minimizing
thermal impacts can be found in the
Pennsylvania
Stormwater BMP Manual
(No. 363-0300-002).
n. Riparian Forest Buffer Management Plan
When riparian forest buffers are part of the project,
a Riparian Forest Buffer Plan is required. The plan
must show the existing and/or proposed buffers on
the plan drawings and include a planting plan that
shows the number, density, species and
approximate location of trees and shrubs; a
maintenance plan to ensure survival and growth of
plantings and protection from competing plants and
animals for a 5 year establishment period; and, an
inspection to ensure long-term maintenance and
functioning of the riparian forest buffer.
o. Antidegradation Requirements
Applicants proposing earth disturbance activities
within special protection watersheds or siltation-
impaired
watersheds
must
implement
nondischarge alternatives wherever cost-effective
and environmentally sound.
An evaluation of
nondischarge alternatives must be provided, in the
project narrative that identifies viable nondischarge
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nondischarge alternatives exist, the Erosion and
Sediment Control Plan must include ABACT
(Antidegradation Best Available Combinations of
Technology). The plan drawings must show the
locations and details for all non-discharge
alternatives when identified or ABACTs when non-
discharge alternatives don’t exist.
7. PCSM PLAN STORMWATER ANALYSIS
The portion of a site reclamation or restoration plan
(SR plan) that identifies PCSM BMPs to manage
stormwater may be used to satisfy PCSM
requirements if the SR Plan meets the requirements
of §§102.8 (b), (c), (e), (f), (h), (i), and (l) and when
applicable (m) for the following activities (1) oil and
gas activities permitted in accordance with Chapter
78, (2) pipelines, (3) other similar utility infrastructure,
and (4) department permitted activities involving less
than 1 acre of earth disturbance.
Regulated activities not included above, including new
road construction, must submit PCSM Plans that meet
all provisions of §102.8 including a PSCM Plan
stormwater analysis.
a. Site Characterization and Assessment
A predevelopment site characterization and
assessment of soil and geology including
appropriate infiltration and geotechnical studies
that identify the location and depths of test sites
and methods used must be included in the project
narrative. The assessment should identify the pre-
construction hydrology of the project site as a base
line to which post construction hydrology will be
compared. In addition, the assessment should
identify site characteristics that may be useful
when addressing volume, rate and water quality
requirements disused below.
b. Volume
Reduction
and
Water
Quality
Requirements
The applicant must include an analysis in the
project narrative that demonstrate the PCSM BMPs
to be used will meet the volume and water quality
requirements
specified
in
an
applicable
Department approved and current Act 167
stormwater management watershed plan
or
manage the net change for storms up to and
including the 2-year/24-hour storm event when
compared to preconstruction runoff volume and
water quality.
c. Rate Requirements
The applicant must include an analysis in the
project narrative that demonstrates the PCSM
BMPs to be used will meet the rate requirements
specified in and applicable Department approved
and current Act 167 stormwater management
watershed plan
or
manage the net change in peak
rate for the 2-, 10-, 50- and 100-year/24-hour storm
events in a manner not to exceed preconstruction
raters.
d. Calculation Methodologies
The applicant must identify and describe the
methodologies used to calculate the total runoff
volume and peak rate of runoff and provide
supporting documentation and calculations in the
project narrative.
e. Construction Techniques
Construction techniques or special considerations
used by the applicant to address soil and geologic
limitations affecting the project site as they relate to
PCSM should be identified and described in the
project narrative. Detail drawings of specific PCSM
BMPs to be used should be included on the project
drawings with appropriate notes describing their
use and any special conditions necessary to
ensure proper installation and operation.
f. Antidegradation Requirements
Applicants proposing earth disturbance activities
within special protection watersheds or siltation-
impaired
watersheds
must
implement
nondischarge alternatives wherever cost-effective
and environmentally sound.
An evaluation of
nondischarge alternatives should be provided in
the project narrative that identifies viable
alternatives for the proposed project. If no viable
nondischarge alternatives exist the Erosion and
Sediment Control Plan must include ABACT
(Antidegradation Best Available Combinations of
Technology). The plan drawings must show the
locations and details for all non-discharge
alternatives when identified or ABACTs when non-
discharge alternatives don’t exist.
8. EXPEDITED REVIEW PROCESS
DEP has an established an optional expedited permit
review process for ESCGP-2 NOIs.
The “Expedited Review Process” is not available
for projects:
a. Located in or with potential to discharge to
waters that have a designated or existing use
of High Quality or Exceptional Value pursuant
to Chapter 93, including exceptional value
wetlands.
b. In which the area surrounding an oil or natural
gas wellhead that is subject to earth
disturbance and that is used or planned for use
for drilling, production or plugging of the well
including associated support activities is to be
constructed in or on a Floodplain. For the
purposes of this permit a floodplain is the
lands adjoining a river or stream that have been
or may be expected to be inundated by flood
waters in a 100-year frequency flood. (See
25 Pa. Code §105.1).
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indicated on maps and flood insurance studies
provided by FEMA. In an area where no FEMA
maps or studies have defined the boundary of
the 100-year frequency floodplain, it is
assumed absent evidence to the contrary, that
the floodplain extends from (1) any perennial
stream to 100 feet horizontally from the top of
the bank of such perennial stream, and (2) from
any intermittent stream to 50 feet horizontally
from the top of the bank of such intermittent
stream, and
c. Where
earth
disturbance
activities
are
proposed on lands that are known to be
currently contaminated by the release of
regulated substances as defined in Section 103
of Act 2, 35 P.S.§ 6026.103.
d. For transmission facilities.
NOIs submitted through the expedited permit
review process which qualify for permit coverage
will be provided with an acknowledgement of
coverage within 14 business days from the
submission of a complete and accurate NOI. To
qualify for the expedited review option the applicant
must:
Submit a technically and administratively
complete and accurate NOI package.
Develop an E&S Plan that meets the
requirements of 25 Pa. Code Section
102.4(b), as well as the standards and
specifications identified in the Department’s
Erosion
and
Sediment
Control
Best
Management
Practices
(BMP)
Manual
,
No. 363-2134-008, as amended and updated.
Develop a PCSM/SR Plan with post
construction BMPs that are designed to meet
the requirements of 25 Pa Code Section
102.8, as well as the standards and
specifications identified in the
Pennsylvania
Stormwater Best Management Practices
Manual
, No. 363-0300-002, as amended and
updated.
Satisfies and meets the terms and conditions
of ESCGP-2 and all applicable regulations.
Meets the guidelines of DEP’s
Oil and Gas
Operators Manual
, No. 550-0300-001 and the
Erosion and Sediment Pollution Control
Program Manual.
Applies BMPs consistent with the site
characteristics
and
meets
applicable
performance and water resource protection
requirements as amended and updated.
In addition, to qualify for an expedited permit, the NOI
must be prepared and certified by a licensed
professional (e.g. engineer, surveyor, geologist or
landscape architect) who is registered in Pennsylvania
and who has attended up-to-date training provided by
DEP, Office of Oil and Gas Management on erosion
and sediment control and post construction
stormwater management for oil and gas activities.
The licensed professional is responsible for
the development of a complete permit NOI package,
including an erosion and sediment control plan that
specifies BMP implementation and maintenance
requirements and a PCSM/SR Plan with BMPs that
meet regulatory requirements.
All E & S and
PCSM/SR Plan drawings and plan narratives must be
sealed by the licensed professional that prepared the
NOI and plans. The seal must be placed on each
plan drawing and on the cover of the narrative.
9. PHASED PROJECTS
Under 25 Pa. Code § 102.5(e), “a person proposing
oil and gas activities that involve 5 acres (2 hectares)
or more of earth disturbance over the life of the project
shall obtain an E&S Permit under Chapter 102 prior to
commencing the earth disturbance activity.” In some
cases, the life of the project as defined above may be
a long term or large scale project and the operator
may wish to develop the project over time or in
phases.
If an applicant plans to develop a phased project, but
the exact location of wells in the subsequent phases
cannot be determined until some wells are drilled, an
operator may still seek an E&S General Permit for Oil
and Gas Activities for a phased project so long as the
operator identifies the anticipated scope, locations,
and types of activities of such subsequent phases.
Under the phased project approach, an NOI can be
submitted with the initial phase or phases
accompanied with detailed construction plans and
drawings. The subsequent phases as described in
the original NOI can be submitted without detailed
construction plans and drawings but with sufficient
detail to describe the scope, location and type of
activity to allow the Department to assess the total
environmental impact of the project.
10. PREPAREDNESS,
PREVENTION
AND
CONTINGENCY (PPC) PLAN
The applicant must prepare and implement a
Preparedness, Prevention and Contingency (PPC)
Plan when storing, using or transporting materials
including: fuels, chemicals, solvents, pesticides,
fertilizers, lime, petrochemicals, wastewaters, wash
water, core drilling wastewater, cement, sanitary
wastes, solid wastes or hazardous materials onto, on
or from the project site during earth disturbance
activities. The PPC Plan shall be available upon
request by the Department or conservation district.
The PPC Plan should include a description of
operations, pollution prevention methods, waste
disposal methods, pollution incident response, a
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operations and a PPC Schedule describing the
implementation of the PPC Plan and Plan updates as
dictated by changes in operations. The Oil and Gas
Operators Manual (No. 550-0300-001) provides
guidelines for PPC Plan development associated with
oil and gas operations.
11. SUBSEQUENT PHASE CERTIFICATION FOR
EXPEDITED REVIEW
When the applicant desires expedited review for
subsequent phases of a phased project the applicant
must answer the question accordingly and provide the
following:
Signature
Company Name
Address
Phone Number
Date and location of most recent DEP training
attended
12. PERMIT RENEWAL
An operator may request a 1-year renewal of a well
permit. The request shall be accompanied by a
permit fee, the surcharge required in section 601 of
the act (58 P. S. § 601.601), and an affidavit affirming
that the information on the original application is still
accurate and complete, that the well location
restrictions are still met and that the surface owners,
coal owners and operators, gas storage operators,
where the permit renewal is for a proposed well
location within an underground gas storage reservoir
or the reservoir protective area, and water supply
owners within 1,000 feet have been notified of this
request for renewal. The request shall be received by
the Department at least 15 calendar days prior to the
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ATTACHMENT A
STANDARD E&S PLAN TECHNICAL GUIDE
Project:
Project Name:
Date:
Item Location:
D = E&S Drawings, N = E&S Narrative, D&N = Drawings and Narrative
Check that the following items are completed in the E&S Plan. If an item is not applicable write N/A.
“The E&S Plan shall be prepared by a person trained and experienced in E&S control methods and
techniques applicable to the size and scope of the project being designed”
Name
Address
Telephone No.
D&N
“The existing topographic features of the project site and the immediate surrounding area”
Legible mapping
D
Existing contours
D
Type of cover
D
Existing improvements, i.e. roads, buildings, utilities, etc.
D
Sufficient surrounding area
D
Complete mapping symbols legend and north arrow
D
Location map, i.e. USGS
D or N
“The types, depth, slope, locations and limitations of the soils”
Types, slopes, and locations of soil types
D
Soil type use limitations and resolutions
N
Hydric soils
N
“The characteristics of the earth disturbance activity, including the past, present, and proposed land uses
and the proposed alteration to the project site”
Proposed boundary and limits of construction
D
Proposed contours/grades
D
Proposed waterways and stormwater management facilities
D
Proposed improvements, i.e., roads, buildings, utilities, etc.
D
Past, present and proposed land uses
N
“The volume and rate of runoff from the project area and its upstream watershed area”
Maximum during construction drainage areas
D
Offsite drainage area(s) on USGS quadrangle map
N
Discharge analysis provided for non-surface water discharges
N
“The location of all surface waters of this Commonwealth which may receive runoff within or from the
project site and their classification under Chapter 93”
Existing streams, wetlands, floodway, etc.
D
Receiving watercourses
D
Chapter 93 classification of streams or other water bodies
N

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“A narrative description of the location and type of perimeter and onsite BMPs used before, during and after
the earth disturbance activity”
Description provided in the narrative
N
“A sequence of BMP installation and removal in relation to the scheduling of earth disturbance activities,
prior to, during and after earth disturbance activities that ensure the proper functioning of all BMPs”
Complete and site specific sequence of BMP installation
D
Activities planned to limit exposed areas
D
Removal of temporary BMPs
D
“Supporting calculations and measurements” and “Plan Drawings”
Stabilized Construction Entrance
Locations
Complete Details
D
Silt Fencing
Locations
Slope Length
Complete Details
D
Channels
Locations
Drainage Areas
D
Contours and Grades
Complete details
D
Peak flow calculations
Capacity and freeboard calculations
N
Protective lining calculations
N
Sediment Basins
Locations
Contours
Drainage Areas
D
Complete berm & outlet details
Cleanout information
D&N
Discharge to surface waters or approved alternative
D
Structurally sound
D&N
Capacity calculations
Discharge calculations
N
Dewatering calculations
N
Sediment Traps
Locations
Contours
Drainage Areas
D
Complete berm & outlet details
Cleanout information
D&N
Discharge to surface waters or approved alternative
D
Capacity information
Discharge calculations
N
Outlet Protection
Locations
Complete Details
D
Design Calculations
N
Inlet Protection
Locations
Complete Details
D
Other BMPs (specify)
Locations
Complete Details
D
Design Calculations
N
Temporary Stabilization
Seed
Lime
Fertilizer
Mulch
Others
Types
D
Rates
D
Permanent Stabilization
Topsoil replacement
D

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Seed
Lime
Fertilizer
Mulch
Others
Types
D
Rates
D
“A maintenance program, which provides for the operation and maintenance of BMPs and the inspection of
BMPs on a weekly basis and after each stormwater event, including the repair or replacement of BMPs to
ensure effective and efficient operation. The program must provide for completion of a written report
documenting each inspection and all BMP repair, or replacement and maintenance activities”
Inspection schedule
D
Maximum sediment storage elevation/level in BMPs
D
Time frames for completing specific maintenance and repairs for each type of BMP
proposed
D
Site stabilization repair parameters and directions
D
Disposal directions for sediment removed from BMPs
D
Note provided requiring written documentation of inspection & repair/replacement of
BMPs by contractor
D
“Procedures which ensure that the proper measures for the recycling or disposal of materials associated
with or from the project site will be undertaken in accordance with this title”
Project construction wastes are identified
N
Directions for recycling/disposal of construction wastes
D
Soil/rock disposal areas provided with BMPs
D
“Identification of natural occurring geologic formations or soil conditions that may have the potential to
cause pollution during earth disturbance activities and include BMPs to avoid or minimize potential pollution
and its impacts from the formations”
Potential for geologic or soil conditions to cause pollution during construction is
addressed
N
Instructions for proper handling and/or disposal of all materials which could cause
pollution are provided
D
Typical details are provided for proper handling and/or disposal of all such materials
D
The locations of all such materials are clearly shown on the plan maps
D
“Identification of the potential thermal impacts to surface waters of this Commonwealth from the earth
disturbance activity including BMPs to avoid, minimize or mitigate potential pollution from thermal impacts”
Analysis of how thermal impacts associated with the project will be avoided is provided
N
If impacts cannot be avoided, impacts are minimized and BMPs provided to mitigate
impacts and protect and maintain surface water quality
D&N
“The E&S Plan shall be planned, designed, and implemented to be consistent with the PCSM Plan under §
102.8 (relating to PCSM requirements). Unless otherwise approved by the Department, the E&S Plan must
be separate from the PCSM Plan and labeled “E&S” or “Erosion and Sediment Control Plan” and be the final
plan for construction”
Overall plan supports the managing of stormwater for erosion and sediment control
during earth disturbance activities
D&N
BMPs are compatible with and can be integrated into structural and non-structural
PCSM practices
D&N
“Identification of existing and proposed riparian forest buffers”
Existing and/or proposed buffers are shown on the plan drawings.
D

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ATTACHMENT B
STANDARD PCSM TECHNICAL GUIDE
Project:
Project Name:
Date:
Check that the following items are completed in the PCSM Plan. If an item is not applicable write N/A.
“The PCSM Plan shall be prepared by a person trained and experienced in PCSM design methods and
techniques applicable to the size and scope of the project being designed”
Item Location:
D = E&S Drawings, N = E&S Narrative, D&N = Drawings and Narrative
1. “The existing topographic features of the project site and the immediate surrounding area”
Legible Mapping
D
Existing Contours
D
Type of Cover
D
Existing Improvements (i.e. roads, buildings, utilities, etc.)
D
Sufficient surrounding area
D
Complete mapping symbols and north arrow
D
Location Map (i.e. USGS)
D or N
2. “The types, depth, slope, locations and limitations of the soils and geologic formations”
Types, slopes and locations of soil types
D
Soil type use limitations and resolutions
N
Hydric Soils
N
3. “The characteristics of the project site, including the past, present and proposed land uses and the
proposed alteration to the project site”
Proposed limits of construction
D
Proposed contours and grades
D
Proposed improvements (i.e. roads, buildings, utilities etc.)
D
Past, present and proposed land uses
N
Existing features
D
Proposed Impervious Areas
D
4. “An identification of the net change in volume and rate of stormwater from preconstruction hydrology to
post construction hydrology for the entire project site and each drainage area”
The design storm used for calculations is identified
N
Preconstruction hydrology runoff rate and volume are identified for the entire project
site and each drainage area
N
Post-construction hydrology runoff rate and volume are identified for the entire project
site and each drainage area
N
The net change in runoff rate and volume are identified for the entire project site and
each drainage area
N
5. “An identification of the location of surface waters of this Commonwealth, which may receive runoff
within or from the project site and their classification under Chapter 93 (relating to water quality
standards)”
Existing streams, wetlands, floodway, etc.
D
Receiving watercourses
D
Chapter 93 classification streams or other water bodies
N

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6. “A written description of the location and type of PCSM BMPs including construction details for
permanent stormwater BMPs including permanent stabilization specifications and locations”
All permanent PCSM BMPs are identified in the narrative and shown in the plan
drawings
D & N
Construction details are included for all permanent PCSM BMPs
N
Permanent stabilization specifications for all permanent PCSM BMPs are included
N
Proprietary BMP systems are illustrated on the drawings in accordance with their
manufacturer’s requirements
D
Infiltration BMPs are provided with overflows and/or underdrains as needed to meet
site and soil limitations
D & N
7. “A sequence of PCSM BMP implementation or installation in relation to earth disturbance activities of the
project site and a schedule of inspections for critical stages of PCSM BMP installation”
Complete and site specific sequence of BMP installations
D & N
Activities planned to limit exposed areas
D & N
Removal of temporary BMPs
D & N
Critical stages of BMP installation are identified
N
8. “Supporting calculations”
Calculations for all BMPs and points of interest are provided.
N
Methodology used for all calculations is identified.
N
The design storm used for each calculation is identified.
N
Current (2005 or more recent) Act 167 plans are identified
D or N
Act 167 plan consistency verification is provided
N
All flowcharts from the Pennsylvania Stormwater BMP Manual with flow path highlighted
have been provided
N
All appropriate worksheets from the Pennsylvania Stormwater BMP Manual have been
completed and are provided
N
9. “Plan drawings”
Locations of BMPs are shown along with tributary drainage areas
D
Construction details are included for all PCSM BMPs
D
All easements and rights-of-way are shown on plan drawings.
D
Sensitive resources are shown (i.e. steep slopes, riparian, etc.)
D & N
Existing and proposed discharges & points of interest
D
Floodplain and floodway delineations
D
Locations and sufficient infiltration testing to represent proposed locations of volume
and rate control BMPs
D
PCSM Plan Drawings are consistent with E&S Plan in relation to proposed contours,
improvements, soils, wetlands, floodways, streams, discharge locations, E&S BMPs,
etc.
D
Infiltration BMPs
All infiltration BMPs must have infiltration testing completed
N
All infiltration BMPs must have soil testing completed
N
All infiltration BMPs should be sited on un-compacted soils
D & N
BMP 6.4.2 Infiltration Basins
Maintain a minimum 2-foot separation to bedrock and high water table
D & N
Do not install on recently placed fill (<5 years)
D & N
Allow 2 foot buffer between bed bottom and seasonal high groundwater table
D & N

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BMP 6.4.4 Infiltration Trench
Perforated pipe set at a minimum slope in a stone filled, level-bottomed trench
D & N
Limited in width (3 to 8 feet) and depth of stone (6 feet max recommended)
D & N
Trench is wrapped in nonwoven geotextile (top, sides, and bottom)
D & N
A minimum of 6” of topsoil is placed over trench and vegetated
D & N
BMP 6.4.5 Bio-retention
Ponding depths generally limited to 12 inches or less
D & N
Native vegetation that is tolerant of variability, salts and stress
D & N
Modify soil with compost
D & N
BMP 6.4.8 Vegetated swale
Longitudinal slopes range from 1 to 6 %
D & N
Side slopes range from 3:1 to 5:1
D & N
Bottom width of 2 to 8 feet
D & N
Convey the 10-year storm event with a minimum of 6 inches of freeboard
D & N
Designed for non-erosive velocities up to the 10-year storm event
D & N
BMP 6.4.9 Vegetated Filter strip
Filter Strip length is a function of the slope, vegetative cover, and soil type
D & N
Minimum recommended length of filter strip is 25 feet
D & N
Filter strip slope should never exceed 8%; less than 5% are preferred
D & N
Level spreading devices are recommended to provide uniform sheet flow
D & N
Maximum contributing drainage area slope is generally less than 5%
D & N
Minimum filter strip width should equal the width of the drainage area
D & N
BMP 6.4.10 Infiltration Berm
Maintain a minimum 2-foot separation to bedrock and high water table
D & N
Berms should be relatively low, preferable no more than 24 inches in height
D & N
If berms are to be mowed, the berm side slopes should not exceed a ratio of 4:1
D & N
Berms should be vegetated with turf grass at a minimum
D & N
BMP 6.5.2 Runoff recapture and use
Storage devices designed to capture a portion of small, frequent storm events
D & N
Systems must provide for bypass or overflow of large storm events
D & N
Water budget incorporating anticipated water inflow and usage required
D & N
Water Quality and Rate Control BMPs
BMP 6.6.1 Constructed Wetlands
Adequate drainage area or proof of sustained base flow
D & N
Maintenance of permanent water surface
D & N
Relatively impermeable soils or engineered liner
D & N
Sediment collection and removal
D & N
Adjustable permanent pool and dewatering mechanism
D & N
BMP 6.6.2 Wet pond/Retention basin
Adequate drainage area or proof of sustained baseflow
D & N
Natural high groundwater table
D & N
Maintenance of permanent water surface
D & N
Should have at least 2 to 1 length to width ratio
D & N
Forebay for sediment collection and removal
D & N
Dewatering mechanism
D & N

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BMP 6.6.3 Dry extended basin
Hydraulic capacity controls effectiveness
D & N
Ideal in combination with other BMPs
D & N
Restoration BMPs
BMP 6.7.1 Riparian buffer restoration
Reestablish buffer areas along perennial, intermittent, and ephemeral streams
D & N
Plant native, diverse tree and shrub vegetation
D & N
Create a short-term maintenance and long-term maintenance plan
D & N
Clear, well-marked boundary
D & N
BMP 6.7.2 Landscape restoration
Minimize traditional turf lawn area
D & N
Maximize landscape restoration area planted with native vegetation
D & N
Protect landscape restoration area during construction
D & N
Prevent post-construction erosion through adequate stabilization
D & N
Minimize mowing (two times per year)
D & N
BMP 6.7.3 Soil amendment and restoration
Physical loosening
D & N
Compost amendments
D & N
BMP 6.7.4 Floodplain restoration
Can prevent riparian problems from getting worse or can fix problems caused by
historical practices
D & N
Reattachment of root systems of floodplain vegetation/riparian areas connected to
groundwater and/or base flow
D & N
Removal of “legacy sediments” and associated nutrients stored within the stream
corridors prior to release through bank erosion
D & N
Other BMPs and related structural measures
BMP 6.8.1 Level spreaders
Must be level
D & N
Are not applicable in areas with easily erodible soils and/or little vegetation
D & N
Should safely diffuse at least the 10-year storm peak rate
D & N
Bypassed flows should be stabilized in a sufficient manner
D & N
10. “A long-term operation and maintenance schedule, which provides for inspection of PCSM BMPs,
including the repair, replacement, or other routine maintenance of the PCSM BMPs to ensure proper
function and operation”
Inspection schedule of each permanent BMP is provided
N
Directions for maintenance and/or replacement of each BMP
N
Directions for sediment disposal
N
Responsible party (owner, operator, inspector) has been identified
N
11. “Procedures which ensure that the proper measures for recycling or disposal of materials associated
with or from the PCSM BMPs are in accordance with Department laws, regulations and requirements”
Project wastes are identified
N
Directions for recycling /disposal of wastes
D or N

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12. “An identification of naturally occurring geologic formations or soil conditions that may have the
potential to cause pollution after earth disturbance activities are completed and PCSM BMPs are
operational and development of a management plan to avoid or minimize potential pollution and its
impacts”
Potential for geologic or soil conditions to cause pollution during construction
N
Instructions for proper handling and/or disposal of all materials which could cause
pollution are provided
D
Typical details are provided for proper handling and/or disposal of all such materials
D
The locations of all such materials are clearly shown on the plan maps
D
13. “An identification of potential thermal impacts from post construction stormwater to surface waters of
this Commonwealth including BMPs to avoid, minimize or mitigate potential pollution from thermal
impacts”
Applicant has described how thermal impacts of stormwater runoff from the project site
were avoided
N
Applicant has described how thermal impacts were minimized and mitigated
D & N
14. “A riparian forest buffer management plan when required under § 102.14 (relating to riparian buffer
requirements)”
Existing and/or proposed buffers are shown on the plan drawings
D

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ATTACHMENT C
Instructions
This letter is provided as an example only. Applicants may draft their own letter of notification. This letter must be
modified to meet the specific requirements of the project if the applicant chooses to use the following text.
SAMPLE NOTICE LETTER TO MUNICIPALITY AND COUNTY
Date:
Dear (Municipal Secretary): or
Dear (County Commissioners):
This municipal notice, under the requirements of Act 14, 97 P.S. § 510-5, is to inform you that (I am/we are) applying
for coverage under the Erosion and Sediment Control General Permit (ESCGP-2) for Earth Disturbance Associated
with Oil & Gas Exploration, Production, Processing or Treatment Operations or Transmission Facilities from the
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP):
Applicant Contact:
Project Location:
Project Description:
Enclosed is a complete copy of the Notice of Intent (NOI) completed by the applicant for this project as well as copies
of the erosion and sediment control plan and post construction stormwater management plans.
Sincerely,
Enclosures
cc: /county planning agencies

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ATTACHMENT D
Instructions to Complete the Summary Table
(This table is located in Section E and F, of the NOI Application Form)
SUMMARY TABLE FOR SUPPORTING CALCULATION AND MEASUREMENT DATA
See the Instructions below on how to Complete This Section
Design storm frequency
Rainfall amount
inches
Pre-construction
Post Construction
Net Change
Impervious area (acres)
1
2
3
Volume of stormwater runoff (acre-feet) without
planned stormwater BMPs
4
5
6
Volume of stormwater runoff (acre-feet) with
planned stormwater BMPs
7
8
Stormwater discharge rate for the design
frequency storm
9
10
11
Box 1.
Pre-construction impervious area: The total acres of impervious area on the project site before
construction activities begin.
Box 2.
Post construction impervious area: The total acres of impervious area on the project site after
construction activities have been completed.
Box 3.
Net change of impervious area: The difference between the acres of impervious area listed in Box 1
and Box 2.
Box 4.
Pre-construction stormwater runoff volume without planned BMPs: The amount of stormwater runoff
volume from the project site that would result from the design storm occurrence before construction
activities begin.
Box 5.
Post construction stormwater runoff volume without planned BMPs: The amount of stormwater
runoff volume from the project site that would result from the design storm occurrence after
construction activities have finished assuming that no stormwater infiltration or retention BMPs have
been installed.
Box 6.
Net change in stormwater volume without planned BMPs: The difference between the amounts of
stormwater runoff volume listed in Box 4 and Box 5.
Box 7.
Post construction stormwater runoff volume with planned BMPs: The amount of stormwater runoff
volume from the project site that would result from the design storm occurrence after construction
activities have finished and the planned stormwater infiltration or retention BMPs have been installed.
Box 8.
Net change in stormwater runoff volume with planned BMPs: The difference between the amounts of
stormwater runoff volume listed in Box 4 and Box 7.
Box 9.
Pre-construction stormwater discharge rate: The stormwater runoff discharge rate for the design
frequency storm as determined by the land use for the past five years.
Box 10.
Post construction stormwater discharge rate: The stormwater runoff discharge rate for the design
frequency storm event after all planned stormwater BMPs are installed.
Box 11.
Net change stormwater discharge rate: The difference between the stormwater runoff discharge
rates listed in Box 9 and Box 10.

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