Erosion & Sedimentation Control

Information on the Chapter 102 Erosion Control Program and the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Program (NPDES)

Erosion & Sedimentation Control

The NCCD administers the Chapter 102 Erosion Control program through a signed delegation agreement with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Under Chapter 102 delegation, NCCD conducts the following program responsibilities:

  • Technical Plan Reviews
  • Site Inspections
  • Complaint Investigations
  • Information & Education
  • The Erosion & Sediment Technician reviews and approves E&S Control Plans for earthmoving sites. Inspections of sites are conducted to assure the plans are properly implemented.

Download the fee schedule and application.
For small projects, download the small projects E&S guidelines.

National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

In conjunction with the E&S program is the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program. This program requires any earthmoving activities disturbing greater than 1 acre over the life of the project to obtain a permit. Under the requirements of the NPDES program, these activities must have an erosion control plan submitted to the District for review. Permits are not issued until the plan is in compliance with Chapter 102, Title 25 Rules and Regulations of the Clean Streams Law. In addition, projects with less than one acre of disturbance may require District review to meet municipal, state, or federal requirements.

DEP has released a guidance document for instrument filing

For more information, contact Logan Hile at 570-495-4665 or


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