PA State Law
State law requires that persons proposing any activity that would obstruct or encroach into a stream, wetland, 100 year floodway, or other body of water, first obtain a permit from PADEP. The Chapter 105 regulations are in place to protect the health and safety of people, property and infrastructure, and protect water quality.
The District receives and acknowledges a subset of permits under the scope of Chapter 105, General Permits 1-9. These cover specific similar activities including utility line stream crossings, minor road crossings, and stream bank protection and rehabilitation. The District also conducts outreach and education and performs site inspection related to this delegation.