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 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.PDF | Word – BCCD E&SC Project Application & Review Fee Schedule 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