Fee Schedule for Erosion & Sedimentation

SECTION I – District Authority:
The District has delegated authority from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law (35 P.S. §691.1 et seq.) and regulations at 25 Pa. Code Chapter 102 to administer the Erosion and Sediment Pollution Control Program within Bradford County.  The District’s ability to charge fees for eligible Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan reviews is specifically authorized by Act 217, the Conservation District Law.
 
SECTION II - Fee Schedule – NEW PLANS
If submitting a plan for the first time, please use the following schedule and place a check mark next to the appropriate project category.  (These fees also cover a second plan review, unless the second plan constitutes a major revision… see section III below.)
 
                       Project Category                                                                                District Fee
               (   ) Project proposes less than 1 acre of earth disturbance                            _  $0     
               (   ) Project proposes between 1-2 acres of earth disturbance*
                      Fee = # Disturbed acres over 1 (_____) x $25 per acre                         _______
                        + Estimated project life** (_____) x $50 monthly Inspection Fee      _______     
                        + $100 Base Fee                                                                                   _ $100__
                                                                                                            TOTAL FEE     _______
              
               (   ) Project proposes more than 2 acres of earth disturbance*
                      Fee = # Disturbed acres over 2 (_____) x $100 per acre                      _______
                        + Estimated project life** (_____) x $75 monthly Inspection Fee     _______ 
                        + $500 Base Fee                                                                                  _$500__
                                                                                                           TOTAL FEE     _______
 
               (   ) Project is a Residential Subdivision disturbing greater than 2 acres*
                      Fee = # of lots (_____) x $100 per lot                                                   _______
                        + Estimated project life** (_____) x $75 monthly Inspection Fee      _______     
                        + $500 Base Fee                                                                                   __$500_
                                                                                                             TOTAL FEE    _______
 
 * Please note that an ESCGP-1 permit fee of $500, NPDES General Permit Fee of $500 or a NPDES Individual Permit Fee of $1500 as well as a PA DEP $100 per acre of disturbance fee may be required in addition to the District Fee... you are advised to contact District Personnel by calling (570) 265-5539 ext. 6 to determine if a permit and its additional fees are necessary.
** Number of months from initial project disturbance to achievement of permanent, uniform 70% stabilization across the entire site.  The inspection fee is a one time charge, but additional fees may be imposed if the project extends beyond its anticipated life.
 
TOTAL DISTRICT FEE*
_________
TOTAL NPDES/ESCGP-1 FEE**
________
TOTAL PA DEP DISTURBANCE FEE***
_________
 
  * Please submit a check made payable to the “Bradford County Conservation
     District” equaling the amount of the total District fee.
** Please submit a separate check made payable to the “Bradford County Clean
     Water Fund” equaling the amount of the total NPDES or ESCGP-1 Fee with the completed permit application form.
*** Please submit a separate check made payable to the “Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Clean Water Fund”.
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SECTION III - Fee Schedule – MAJOR REVISIONS
All projects disturbing more than 2 acres which contain major plan revisions will be charged a $500 base fee plus a $100 per additional disturbed acre or lot fee.  Major plan revisions include those which extend beyond the previously proposed earth disturbance boundary and/or involve new surface waters of the Commonwealth.
 
                                                                   TOTAL MAJOR REVISION FEE     ________
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SECTION IV - Fee Schedule – 3RD REVIEWS
      
                            Project Category                                                                               District Fee
                     (   ) Project proposes less than 2 acres of earth disturbance*                       $250
                     (   ) Project proposes more than 2 acres of earth disturbance*                     $500
                     (   ) Project is a Residential Subdivision disturbing greater than 2 acres*   $500
 
  * This 3rd review fee schedule will be repeated for 4th, 5th, etc. reviews, if necessary.