Jones Township Stormwater Requirements
In the spring of 2011 Jones Township, as well as all Elk County municipalities, adopted model stormwater ordinances. These Ordinances were adopted to insure that stormwater is properly discharged without causing excessive runoff, erosion and flooding. The Ordinance requires all projects to comply with the Pa. DEP BMP Manual.
The Township will now be
requiring Stormwater Management Permits for certain construction
activities involving land development or earth disturbance activity that may
affect stormwater runoff. The extent
of any required stormwater plan is dependent upon the area of impervious area
created as indicated by the following chart:
SQ FT <
1000 SQ FT
1001 SQ FT but <
2500 SQ FT
Project Application Required
2501 SQ FT but <
5000 SQ FT
Control and Small Project Application
Rate Control, Volume Control, and Stormwater Management Site Plan
Note: New Single
Family Residential Dwellings situated on a single lot are exempt from the above
All buildings are setback a minimum of 75-feet from all downslope
Driveway stormwater runoff is discharged onto a pervious surface
with a gravel strip or other spreading device
Ø No more than 1000 SQ FT of paved or concrete surface discharges stormwater to any single point.
In addition the above Stormwater requirements, The Pa. Dept of Environmental Protection also requires additional Erosion & Sedimentation Permits. Additional information can be found at the Pa. DEP Stormwater website.
EROSION AND SEDIMENT REQUIREMENTS
· All earth disturbance activities, including those that disturb less than 5000 sq. ft., must implement and maintain E&S controls.
E&S controls, from the Best Management Practices Manual is available
E&S controls, from the Best Management Practices Manual is availableHERE and on the state DEP website: http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us/dsweb/Get/Document-76955/363-2134-008.pdf
written E&S Control Plan is
required to be on site if the total disturbance is greater than 5000 sq. ft. or
if the project site is has the potential to discharge to stream designated as
High Quality (HQ) or Exceptional Value (EV) regardless of the amount of earth disturbance.
NPDES Permit is required if one (1)
acre or more of earth will be disturbed.
must contact the County Conservation District to determine these requirements
and obtain these E&S Permit approvals before other municipal permits being
can be approved.
County Conservation District: 814-776-5373
County Conservation District: 814-486-9302
County Conservation District: 814-887-3234
is the responsibility of both the property owner and contractor to ensure
compliance with these E&S requirements.
Additional state or federal permits maybe required if any construction
occurs near or along streams,
ditches, storm sewers, ponds, wetlands and other surface water. Contact
the appropriate Conservation District for more information.