GP-01: Fish Habitat Enhancement Structures

Authorizes the installation, operation and maintenance of fish habitat enhancement structures in regulated waters of this Commonwealth. Not for use in wetlands. Prior approval from PA Fish and Boat Commission is required. Deflectors, elevated boulder structures and half logs are examples of enhancement structures.

GP-02: Small Docs and Boat Launching Ramps

Authorizes the installation, operation, modification and maintenance of small docks (750 square feet or less) and boat launching ramps in and along the regulated waters of this Commonwealth. Other size restrictions may apply.

GP-03: Bank Rehabilitation, Bank Protection and Gravel Bar Removal

Authorizes the installation, operation, modification and maintenance of bank rehabilitation and protection projects. It also authorizes the removal of gravel bars that are less than 500 linear feet in length in and along regulated waters of this Commonwealth. A gravel bar shall be removed only to a depth of 6 inches above the water level at the time of the project. Not for use in wetlands.


GP-04: Intake and Outfall Structures

Authorizes the construction, operation and maintenance of intake and outfall structures in, along, across or projecting into regulated waters of the Commonwealth. Not for use in wetlands.

GP-05: Utility Line Stream Crossings

Authorizes the installation, operation and maintenance of utility line stream crossings of the regulated waters of the Commonwealth. Can be used in wetlands less than 10 acres in size.

GP-06: Agricultural Crossings and Ramps

Authorizes the installation, operation and maintenance of agricultural crossings and ramps in regulated waters of the Commonwealth. Not for use in wetlands.


GP-07: Minor Road Crossings

Authorizes: (1) the construction, operation and maintenance of minor road crossings across wetlands which individually disturbs less than 0.1 acre of wetlands while cumulative impacts total less than 0.25 acres; (2) the construction, operation and maintenance of a minor road crossing across a stream where the watershed drainage area is 1.0 square mile or less; and (3) the removal of an existing minor road crossing across a stream where the drainage area is 1.0 square mile or less.

GP-08: Temporary Road Crossings

Authorizes the construction, operation and maintenance of temporary road crossings across regulated waters of this Commonwealth for one year, including wetland crossings less than 200 feet, where no practicable alternatives exist.

GP-09: Agricultural Activities

Authorizes the installation, operation, modification and maintenance of certain agricultural activities including grassed or lined waterways, terraces, diversions, waste storage facilities, spring development and minor drainage that supports these activities and is necessary for contour strips when engaged in as a part of an existing agricultural operation and shall only be implemented as part of a conservation plan consistent with the 25 PA Code Chapter 102 (relating to Erosion Control) and approved by the County Conservation District.

Chapter 105 Permits Issued by PADEP

GP-10: Abandoned Mine Reclamation

Authorizes the construction, operation, or maintenance of an encroachment or water obstruction for reclamation of an abandoned mining site, where the Department has issued a notice of intent to forfeit the bond for a mining activity permitted after August, 1977 and before July, 1982.

GP-11: Maintenance, Testing, Repair, Rehabilitation or Replacement of Water Obstructions and Encroachments

Authorizes the maintenance, testing, repair, rehabilitation, or replacement of existing currently serviceable, water obstructions or encroachments, including bridges and culverts owned by railroad companies.

GP-15: Private Residential Construction in Wetlands

Authorizes the placement and maintenance of fill in, or the excavation of, non-tidal wetlands for the construction or expansion of a single family home for the personal residence of the permittee, including reasonable and necessary features such as a driveway, storage shed and utilities on a residential lot purchased by the permittee prior to November 22, 1991.

Joint Water Obstruction and Encroachment Permits

Pennsylvania State Programmatic General Permit

In partnership with the U.S Army Corps of Engineers, the PASPGP authorizes the discharge of dredged, excavated or fill material or structures into waters of the United States and waters of the Commonwealth, including wetlands. The PASPGP is a federal Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit issued for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

FEMA Flood Map Service Center

The FEMA Flood Map Service Center (MSC) is the official public source for flood hazard information produced in support of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Use the MSC to find your official flood map, access a range of other flood hazard products, and take advantage of tools for better understanding flood risk.

National Wetlands Inventory Mapper

The Wetlands Mapper integrates digital map data with other resource information to produce timely and relevant management and decision support tools.