Pennsylvania law requires a written Erosion & Sedimentation Control Plan  (E&S Plan) be prepared and maintained on site for projects involving 5,000 square feet, but less than 1 acre, of earth disturbance. Although an E&S plan review for adequacy by the County Conservation District is not required under the Chapter 102 regulations, E&S review may be required by municipal ordinances, County requirements, or other Department of Environmental Protection/Army Corps of Engineers permit (i.e. Chapter 105, Joint Permit, or GPs). Many municipalities in Bucks County have ordinances that require BCCD review and approval of E&S plans before starting work and in some municipalities for projects involving less than 5,000 square feet of earth disturbance. BCCD recommends consulting with your municipality.

Please download our application form with instructions and use the resource links provided below to help you complete your application and E&S plan. Remember to keep a copy of your submitted E&S plan for your records and maintain a copy on site throughout work.

* Please Note: Swimming pool projects under 2,000 square feet are exempt from BCCD E&S Review.* Your Municipality may require items such as grading or building permits prior to the start of any work.  Please check with your municipality before begining any new construction project.

Items needed for an Erosion & Sedimentation Control Plan submittal to BCCD:

Projects under one acre are eligible to request an expedited review of their E&S plan submission for an additional fee. Please read our Expedited Review application for more information regarding the submission process and requirements.