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The links to documents provided on this page will be updated as much as possible. PA DEP forms are constantly being updated or changed. It is the user's responsibility to ensure the most recent form is being used for a submittal to the Conservation District, DEP or other regulatory agency. Chapter 102 Forms can be retrieved from the PA Department of Environmental Protection's eLibrary
NCCD Application.pdf - Required for all applications submittedNCCD Fee schedule.pdf - Effective for all applications submitted; all fees are now due with the initial applicationExpedited Review Policy - Revised 5/2019 Northampton County List of Hydric Soils (Source: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service - Soils)Chapter 93 Watershed Designations (Source: Pennsylvania Code & Bulletin)Northampton County List of Prime Farmland Soils (Source: USDA Soil Data Access)
A Color Catalog of BMPs for Erosion and Sediment Control E & S Control Plan Standard Notes - Use standard notes from E&S Manual (be sure to modify notes to be consistent with your project)NCCD Right to Know Policy & Procedure (In accordance with PA Office of Open Records) - Informal Request Form - Formal Request Form
DEP Erosion and Sediment Pollution Control Manual (April 2012) and
Standard Construction Details DEP Erosion and Sediment Pollution Control Manual Online Training
ESPC Manual Chapter 1_15 plan requirements.pdf
Corrections for Erosion and Sediment Pollution Control Program Manual (E&SPC Manual Errata_March 2012)
Links to PA DEP webinars related to Chapter 102 and 105
Chapter 102 regulations for Erosion and Sediment Control and Stormwater (effective 11/19/2010)
Alternative E&S and PCSM BMPs Reviewed by DEP (approved BMPs on this listing may be used for managing stormwater associated with new construction projects)
Pennsylvania Stormwater Best Management Practices Manual
PNDI Link to Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program Website - Click on PNDI Environmental Review Tool
PHMC Cultural Resource Notice Required for some NPDES permits
PADEP Integrated Stream Report NEW online mapping tool that
can be used to look up the impairment and TMDL status of streams PA Fish & Boat Commission Trout Streams NEW online mapping tool that can be used to look up naturally trout reproducing streams, etc. (assists with EV wetland classification per Chapter 105)PA DEP eMap Look up the stream on the integrated water quality report and also check eMap. Look for Streams Integrated List --attaining or non-attaining. Find your receiving watercourse and ensure Streams and Water Resources---Streams Integrated List-- Non Attain is selected. A dashed or solid red line on your stream indicates impaired.
NRCS Web Soil Survey The online NRCS mapping tool useful in generating reports for development projects.
USGS StreamStats watershed mapping tool/calculator Tool for mapping and quantifying the drainage area at any point in a stream. Very useful to determine if you may need a Chapter 105 permit. Contact DEP for further assistance on determining whether or not you need a Chapter 105 Permit
FEMA mapping tool Enter an address to view Flood Insurance Rate Maps of floodplains and floodways. (The floodway is generally regulated by PA DEP. If it is not mapped then assume that the floodway extends from the stream 50 feet from the top of the bank of the stream.)
www.ncpub.org Northampton County, PA property tax records online. Also contains some soil mapping capabilities.
NWI Wetland Mapping Tool An online, up to date version of the National Wetlands Inventory Maps
eFacts DEP online permit tracking system
Permit Application Consultation Tool (PACT) DEP tool to determine required permitting for a proposed project
NCCD reviews the E&S plan associated with most Chapter 105 permits: As required under the Chapter 105 General Permit condition (#20), the E&S plan must be reviewed and approved by NCCD prior to the start of construction. E&S plans associated with Individual 105 permits are required to be reviewed and approved prior to the permit issuance.Please see our fee schedule for more information.
PLEASE NOTE: The Northampton County Conservation District does not administer the PA DEP Chapter 105 Program. All inquiries regarding stream encroachments should be forwarded to the PADEP Northeast Regional Office.
A municipality may require you to submit a Timber Harvest E&S Plan for approval. All plans should conform with Chapter 14 of the DEP E&S Manual (March 2012)
All of the following forms will be required for a Timber Harvest Application/Operation. See DEP website for most recent version of forms.