The District, in conjunction with PADEP, administers the Nonpoint Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permitting 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 LINK – Transferee/Co-Permittee Application LINK – Notice of Termination (N.O.T.) Form (Updated 07/2017) LINK – Visual Site Inspection Report LINK | PDF – Instrument for the Declaration of Restrictions and Covenants PDF – Homeowners Guide to Stormwater BMP Maintenance LINK – Co-Permittee 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 LINK – Pennsylvania Stormwater Best Management Practices Manual