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.

Please be advised the Berks County Conservation Review Fee Schedule has been updated, effective October 1, 2017. For questions, please contact an Urban Resource Conservationist.

Please note: The Berks County Conservation District is currently accepting expedited reviews on a case-by-case basis only. If you are interested in an expedited review, please contact an Urban Technician.

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.
PDF | Word – BCCD E&SC Project Application & Review Fee Schedule (Effective 10/01/2017)
LINK – Notice of Intent Form, Checklist and Instructions (Updated 12/2017)
LINK – Transferee/Co-Permittee Application 
LINK – Notice of Termination (N.O.T.) Form (Updated 01/2018)
PDF | Word  Visual Site Inspection Report
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
Link to Small Project E&S Documents and Forms



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