NPDES: Projects over 1 acre

NPDES Program

The District, in conjunction with PADEP, administers the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program for stormwater discharges associated with construction activities. Projects that generate earth disturbances 1 acre or greater are required to obtain a NPDES Permit. Sites discharging to a High Quality (HQ) or Exceptional Value (EV) watershed require an Individual NPDES Permit.

Note: A written E&S plan is required to be prepared and submitted for review whenever there is earth disturbance of 5,000 square feet or more. This approved plan must be on-site during the construction activity.

EFFECTIVE February 1, 2021 — For all new submissions, please utilize the updated review fee schedule (review fees can be found in the BCCD E&SC Project Application & Review Fee Schedule document).

ES 2021 Fee Schedule – Effective 5-24-21 Final

Please note: Effective 5/1/18, due to staffing constraints, the Berks County Conservation District is not accepting expedited reviews until further notice. The District will review submissions as quickly as possible.

Documents and Forms
All Project Applications must be sent in to the BCCD with the appropriate documents and the BCCD Project Application & Review Fee Schedule.
ES 2021 Fee Schedule – Effective 5-24-21 Final – BCCD E&SC Project Application & Review Fee Schedule (Effective 05/24/2021)
LINK – Notice of Intent Form, Checklist and Instructions
LINK – Transferee/Co-Permittee Application 
LINK – Notice of Termination (N.O.T.) Form
PDF | Word  Visual Site Inspection Report (Use for permits issued/authorized prior to 5/24/18)
PDF | Word – Visual Site Inspection Report (NEW! Use for permits issued/authorized on or after 5/24/18)
LINK – Instrument for the Declaration of Restrictions and Covenants
PDF – Homeowners Guide to Stormwater BMP Maintenance
LINK – Co-Permittee Liability Release Form 
PDF – General Permit Standard Operating Procedure
PDF – Individual Permit Standard Operating Procedure
PDF – Permit Guidelines for Phased NPDES Projects
LINK – General Information Form (G.I.F.)
LINK – Cultural Resource Notice
PDF – Erosion and Sediment Pollution Control Program Manual
LINK – Pennsylvania Stormwater Best Management Practices Manual
PDF – Reissuance of PAG-02 NPDES General Permit (12.07.19)
Link to Small Project E&S Documents and Forms

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