E&S Plan should consist of the following:

102.4. (b)

(3)  The Erosion and Sediment Control Plan shall be prepared by a person trained and experienced in erosion and sediment control methods and techniques, and shall be designed to minimize the potential for accelerated erosion and sedimentation.

   (4)  Earth disturbance activities shall be planned and conducted to minimize the extent and duration of the disturbance.

   (5)  The Erosion and Sediment Control Plan shall contain the following:

     (i)   The existing topographic features of the project site and the immediate surrounding area.

     (ii)   The types, depth, slope, locations and limitations of the soils.

     (iii)   The characteristics of the earth disturbance activity, including the past, present and proposed land uses and the proposed alteration to the project site.

     (iv)   The amount of runoff from the project area and its upstream watershed area.

     (v)   The location of waters of this Commonwealth which may receive runoff within or from the project site and their classification pursuant to Chapter 93.

     (vi)   A written depiction of the location and type of perimeter and onsite BMPs used before, during and after the earth disturbance activity.

     (vii)   A sequence of BMP installation and removal in relation to the scheduling of earth disturbance activities, prior to, during and after earth disturbance activities.

     (viii)   Supporting calculations.

     (ix)   Plan drawings.

     (x)   A maintenance program which provides for inspection of BMPs on a weekly basis and after each measurable rainfall event, including the repair of the BMPs to ensure effective and efficient operation.

     (xi)   Procedures which ensure that the proper measures for the recycling or disposal of materials associated with or from the project site will be undertaken in accordance with this title.

   (6)  Where an earth disturbance activity may result in a discharge to a water of this Commonwealth classified as High Quality or Exceptional Value pursuant to Chapter 93, the person proposing the activity shall, as applicable, use the following Special Protection BMPs to maintain and protect the water from degradation:

     (i)   Special sediment basin requirements.

       (A)   Principal spillways shall be designed to skim water from the top 6 inches (15 centimeters) of the dewatering zone, or shall have permanent pools greater than or equal to 18 inches (46 centimeters) deep.

       (B)   The basin shall be designed with a flow length to basin width ratio of 4:1 or greater.

       (C)   The basin shall be designed so that it dewaters in at least 4 days and no more than 7 days when at full capacity.

     (ii)   Channels, collectors and diversions shall be lined with permanent vegetation, rock, geotextile or other nonerosive materials.

     (iii)   BMPs that divert or carry surface water shall be designed to have a minimum capacity to convey the peak discharge from a 5-year frequency storm.

     (iv)   Upon completion or temporary cessation of the earth disturbance activity, or any stage thereof, the project site shall be immediately stabilized.

     (v)   The Department or county conservation district may approve alternative BMPs which will maintain and protect existing water quality and existing and designated uses.

   (7)  The Erosion and Sediment Control Plan shall be available for review and inspection by the Department or the county conservation district at the project site during all stages of the earth disturbance activity.

   (8)  Upon complaint or site inspection, the Department or county conservation district may require that the Plan be submitted for review and approval to ensure compliance with this chapter.

 (c)  The Department or county conservation district may require other information necessary to adequately review a plan, or may require additional BMPs, on a case-by-case basis, when necessary to ensure the maintenance and protection of water quality and existing and designated uses.

* By law if disturbing more than 5 acres or 1 - 5 Acres with a point source discharge the District will need to review and approve the E&S plan and issue the NPDES permit before earthmoving can begin. Also, a plan approval maybe required by the township ordinance prior to work starting.

(Applications and forms are available at the District office)