Stormwater Management Program (Pennsylvania)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Pennsylvania|
|Name||Stormwater Management Program (Pennsylvania)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Geothermal Electric, Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy|
|Implementing Sector|| State/Province
|Program Administrator||Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection|
|Primary Website|| http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/stormwater_management/21377
|Last Review|| 2014-09-15
|Information Source||http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/025/chapter102/025_0102.pdf, http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us/dsweb/Get/Document-48415/392-0300-002.pdf|
Stormwater Management program of the Department of Environmental Protection's Bureau of Conservation and Restoration administers the rules and regulations for stormwater management for Pennsylvania. Regulations include establishing best management practices for erosion and sediment control, and restoration of sites that have been disturbed, including from utility infrastructure. The program also requires an Erosion and Sediment Control Permit for natural gas activities. The regulations exempt gas and mining activities from setbacks from riparian buffers, as long as a restoration and remediation plan is in place for the site.
The program's Comprehensive Stormwater Management Policy provides a framework for the integration of all Department of Environmental Protection stormwater management programs and promotes a comprehensive watershed approach to stormwater management in the Commonwealth. This policy identifies and integrates existing legal requirements and post construction stormwater management planning goals, objectives and recommended procedures to the various Department stormwater management programs.
|Contact Name||Ron Furlan, PE|
|Department||Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection|
|Division|| Bureau of Point and Non-Point Source Management
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL AND POST CONSTRUCTION STORMWATER MANAGEMENT BMPs|
|Date Enacted|| 1972
|Authority 2:||The Clean Streams Law (35 P. S. §§ 691.5 and 691.402)|
|Date Enacted|| 1937
|Authority 3:|| CONSERVATION DISTRICT LAW of May. 15, 1945, P.L. 547, No. 217