Friday, November 12, 2021

DEP: New NPDES General Permit For 1-5 Acre Projects Affecting Stormwater Now Available

The Department of Environmental Protection published
notice in the November 13 PA Bulletin the final NPDES General Permit for Small Construction Projects (PAG-01) is available for use starting March 1, 2022 through February 28, 2027.

The General Permit is  intended to cover activities disturbing from one to five acres of land-- other than agricultural plowing or tilling activities, animal heavy use areas, timber harvesting activities, oil and gas activities and road maintenance activities.

Work to develop this General Permit began in 2019 and is part of an initiative by DEP to simplify permitting for many projects.  Read more here.

Up to 40 percent of the 1,700 PAG-02 permit applications received by DEP for review may be eligible for this new permit.

Click Here for a copy of the permit and supporting documents.

[Posted: November 12, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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