Erosion and Sediment Control Program

Erosion and Sediment (E&S) Pollution Control Program & National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

The Erosion and Sediment Pollution Control program emphasizes on the conservation of soil and water resources. The moving of earth presents the opportunity to have erosion and sediment pollution in the event of a rain storm. The state has set up different control standards for these projects to help prevent pollution from occurring. The state requires that best management practices (BMP’s) are to be implemented and maintained for all earth moving activities. An erosion and sediment pollution control plan is required for earth moving activities of 5,000 sq. feet or more, along with implementation and maintenance of the BMP’s. Earth disturbance activity of 1 acre or more requires a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit for construction activities.



Staff Duties and Services

♦ Investigate complaints relating to active earth disturbances and potential pollution

♦ Conduct site inspections and plan reviews

♦ Provide Program Educational workshops

E&S Best Management Practices

♦ Compost Filter Sock

♦ Rock Construction Entrance

♦ Vegetated Swale

♦ Sediment Traps and/or Sediment Basins

♦ Temporary and Permanent Stabilization

Alternative E&S and PCSM BMP’s


Franklin County Technician Territory Map and Useful Contact List


Applications and permits


DISTRICT APPLICATION *download and complete in Microsoft Excel*

FCCD Service Fee Guidelines (Revised 4-12-2021)

FCCD Service Fee Refund Guideline

DEP Updates and Forms

FCCD Electronic Submissions Guidance

A Guide to Developing an Effective E&S Plan for Small Projects


Helpful Fact Sheets and Construction Details

DEP FAQ Documents

Stormwater BMP’s 2′ Limiting Zone Separation Detail

Compost Filter Sock Sediment Trap Detail

♦ Calculating Total Earth Disturbance




DEP E&S Resources

NPDES Pre-Application meeting request form

Notice of Intent Form

Notice of Intent Instructions

NOI Checklist

PAG-02 Fact Sheet

♦ PAG-02 Modules

Module 1 : E&S

Module 2 : PCSM

Module 3 : Anti-degradation Analysis

Module 4 : Riparian Forest Buffer


DEP PCSM Spreadsheet


Co-Permittee Application

Co-Permittee Liability Release Form 

NPDES or WQM Transfer Form

Visual Inspection Report 

Visual Inspection Report Instructions 

Chapter 102 County Notification Form 


Chapter 102 Municipal Notification Form 


Notice of Termination( Permits approved prior to November 2010)

Notice of Termination( Permits approved After November 2010)

Notice of Termination Instructions

Instrument For The Declaration Of Restrictions And Covenants

PCSM Instrument Filing Notice(2018)

New Property Owner BMP Notification

MS4 Notification Form 


Chapter 102 Requirements for Agriculture


DEP Ag E&S Fact Sheet

Ag Buildings and Manures Storage E&S Construction Requirements

Chapter 102 Requirements for Farming Activities

Agricultural Environmental Regulations: Am I In Compliance?


Chapter 102 Requirements for Timber Harvests


Timber Harvest Field Guide

Erosion and Sediment Control Plan for Timber Harvest Activities

E&S Manual Guidance for Timber Harvest Activities


Additional Information


Franklin County Conservation District Technical Review Checklist & Standard Comments


PA Bureau of Forestry Planting and Seeding Guidelines

Stream Classification Documents and Links

Franklin County Soil Use Limitations

Sample Easement

Homeowners Guide to Stormwater BMP Maintenance

PADEP Environmental Complaints

Standard E&S and PCSM Plan Notes

Penn State Agronomy Conservation/Non-Cropland (Seeding and Fertilizer Information)

Water Quality

Clean Fill Regulations and Certification Form

E & S Manual (March 2012)

Chapter 105 General Permits

PCSM Manual (December 2006)

Pollution Prevention Contingency Plan Form

Pollution Prevention Contingency Plan Instructions



Sinkhole Information (For reporting of sinkholes, please call Cambria County District Mining Office at 814-472-1900)

Web Soil Survey

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Fee Agreement