Subchapter J. DISCHARGES OF DREDGED OR FILL MATERIAL


GENERAL PROVISIONS

Sec.


105.391.    Scope.

PERMITS


105.401.    Permit applications.

CRITERIA FOR APPROVAL


105.411.    General criteria.

OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE


105.421.    General.
105.422.    Use of heavy equipment.
105.423.    Removal of temporary fill.

Cross References

   This subchapter cited in 25 Pa. Code §  105.14 (relating to review of applications); 25 Pa. Code §  105.245 (relating to disposal of waste materials); and 25 Pa. Code §  105.383 (relating to disposal of waste materials).

GENERAL PROVISIONS


§ 105.391. Scope.

 Except as provided in § §  105.3 and 105.12 (relating to scope; and waiver of permit requirements), this subchapter applies to the discharge of dredged or fill material into the regulated waters of this Commonwealth.

Source

   The provisions of this §  105.391 adopted September 26, 1980, effective September 27, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 3843.

PERMITS


§ 105.401. Permit applications.

 In addition to the requirements of §  105.13 (relating to permit applications—information and fees) and other applicable requirements of this chapter, applications for discharges of dredged or fill material into the regulated waters of this Commonwealth shall contain the following information:

   (1)  The location of a public water supply intake located within 1 mile upstream and 10 miles downstream.

   (2)  The location of areas of shell-fish production.

   (3)  The impact of the activity upon a threatened or endangered species as identified under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (7 U.S.C.A. §  136; 16 U.S.C.A. § §  460l-9, 460k-1, 668dd, 715i, 715a, 1362, 1371, 1372, 1402 and 1531—1543), and the critical habitat of the species.

   (4)  The impact of the activity upon those species of aquatic life indigenous to the waterbody.

   (5)  The amount of percentage of the discharge that will consist of toxic material regulated under section 6 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (15 U.S.C.A. §  2605) or hazardous materials as defined by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (42 U.S.C.A. § §  6901—6986) in other than trace quantities.

   (6)  Other information as the Department may require.

Source

   The provisions of this §  105.401 adopted September 26, 1980, effective September 27, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 3843.

CRITERIA FOR APPROVAL


§ 105.411. General criteria.

 The Department will not approve an application to discharge dredged or fill material into regulated waters of this Commonwealth, unless the applicant demonstrates to the Department a public benefit which outweighs the damage to the public natural resources, if one or more of the following is true:

   (1)  The discharge is to a spawning area during spawning season.

   (2)  The discharge would restrict or impede the movement of aquatic species indigenous to the waters or the passage of normal or expected high flows or cause the relocation of the waters unless the primary purpose of the fill is to impound waters.

   (3)  The discharge is into regulated waters of this Commonwealth, except wetlands, which are breeding, feeding or nesting areas for migratory water birds.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  105.411 amended under the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act (32 P. S. § §  693.1–693.27); The Clean Streams Law (35 P. S. § §  691.1—691.1001); section 7 of the act of June 14, 1923 (P. L. 704, No. 294) (32 P. S. §  597); sections 514, 1901-A, 1908-A, 1917-A and 1920-A of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. § §  194, 510-1, 510-8, 510-17 and 510-20); and the Flood Plain Management Act (32 P. S. § §  679.101—679.601).

Source

   The provisions of this §  105.411 adopted September 26, 1980, effective September 27, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 3843; amended October 11, 1991, effective October 12, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 4911. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (117728).

OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE


§ 105.421. General.

 Discharges of dredged or fill material shall be properly maintained to prevent erosion and other types of pollution.

Source

   The provisions of this §  105.421 adopted September 26, 1980, effective September 27, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 3843.

§ 105.422. Use of heavy equipment.

 Heavy equipment used in wetlands shall be placed on mats where practicable.

Source

   The provisions of this §  105.422 adopted September 26, 1980, effective September 27, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 3843.

§ 105.423. Removal of temporary fill.

 Temporary fill shall be completely removed.

Source

   The provisions of this §  105.423 adopted September 26, 1980, effective September 27, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 3843.



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