Conservation District

Notice

Update as of Dec 11, 2020: 

The Chester County Conservation District will be open by appointment only due to the rise in COVID-19 cases. Staff will be working remotely and available by phone and email.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. Please stay healthy, stay safe.


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Our phone number has changed! To reach us, please call: 610-455-1360.

the list of new staff extensions is located on our "Staff" page, which can be found on the left. 

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Attention Engineers/Applicants: The Chester County Conservation District is accepting, and highly encouraging, DIGITAL application submissions for the Erosion & Sedimentation Program.  Submission of hard-copy applications to the office will experience delays in processing due to workflow disruptions due to the pandemic. See the External Process for Digital Submissions for specific instructions.   


Please note:

when mailing checks and pages 1&2 of the District Application to our office, please send them via REGULAR mail.


Notice: Please see our recent press release for recently funded projects in Chester County:

Three Pollution Control Projects Funded in Chester County

Chapter 102 Permitting Update


PCSM Spreadsheet Update:

An updated version of the PCSM Spreadsheet has been posted to DEP’s website (version 1.8).  This version includes two updates to the Volume tab: 1) all of the post-construction impervious land covers are available to select for pre-construction, and 2) “Soil Amendments” is no longer a BMP option in the drop-down Structural BMP Table, and per the Instructions should be calculated via the PA SW BMP Manual and reported in the Non-Structural - Other Credits field.  

It is recommended to check DEP’s website and utilize the latest version of the spreadsheet for each PAG-02/Individual Permit Application, and to carefully review the PCSM Spreadsheet Instructions prior to, and during the completion of, the spreadsheet.

Other Chapter 102 Permitting Updates

Last Updated: 12/22/2020

Links
 to forms, applications, guidance documents, the PCSM Spreadsheet, training, and other helpful resources are intermittently updated and can be found on DEP’s E&S Resources website. It is recommended to regularly check for the latest documents prior to application submissions. For example:

  • PA DEP’s PAG-02 General Permit and Individual NPDES Permit FAQ was updated in November 2020 and again in December 2020 to add FAQs related to artificial turf and relating to historic land cover and stormwater analysis.
  • PA DEP’s Common Plan of Development or Sale FAQ was updated in November 2020 to add clarification that DEP/CCD may require a permit anytime it is determined that a developer is intentionally phasing construction to avoid a permit.
  • PA DEP’s Managed Release Concept (MRC) for PCSM FAQ was updated in December 2020 to add FAQ #37, which presents options for utilizing MRC BMPs in high water table areas.
  • PA DEP’s Direct links to other helpful forms and resources, including the Ch. 102 Pre-Application Meeting Request Form, can be found using the Applications/Forms link to the left. It is recommended to schedule a pre-application meeting for all proposed projects needing NPDES permits with the Resource Conservationist assigned to the municipality the project is located in. Please contact Gordon Roscovich, Urban Team Leader, if you have any questions.


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