Oil and Gas Activities

Requirements for Oil and Gas Activities

Chapter 102 regulations define oil and gas activities as “earth disturbance associated with oil and gas exploration, production, processing, or treatment operations or transmission facilities.” Oil and gas activities involving 5 acres or more of earth disturbance over the life of the project require an ESCGP-2 permit. For oil and gas activities involving at least 5,000 square feet of disturbance, but less than 5 acres of disturbance (including anomaly repairs), submit an E&S plan to the Conservation District for review and approval.

All oil and gas transmission and distribution facilities are assigned the review fee for oil and gas activities on the Berks County Conservation District project fee schedule.

Please be advised the Berks County Conservation District is not accepting expedited reviews until further notice. The District will review submissions as quickly as possible.

All applications involving oil and gas activities submitted to the BCCD must contain these items: A completed Project Application Form, a check for the review fee, and an E&S plan/ESCGP-2 application with supporting documents. Please submit two copies of the E&S plan/ESCGP-2 application and supporting documents.
ES 2021 Fee Schedule – Effective 5-24-21 Final t  – BCCD E&SC Project Application & Review Fee Schedule (Effective 05/24/2021)
LINK – ESCGP-2 Notice of Intent Form, Checklist, and Instructions
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 5/24/2018)
LINK | PDF – Instrument for the Declaration of Restrictions and Covenants
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 General Permit (12.07.2019)

Link to Small Project E&S Documents and Forms

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