Protecting the County’s Natural Resources

The Bucks County Conservation District works to educate and help people and the community take care of the natural resources in Bucks County including soil, water, wildlife, trees and other plants. Using natural resources wisely helps to ensure their availability well into the future.

**Happy New Year from the BCCD!!**

   Be sure to download our new application form for 2017. Older versions will not be accepted after January 31, 2017**


Highlights

Free Manure Management Workshops

All farms who generate or use manure are legally required to have a manure management plan! We can help!

Two workshop formats, choose the option that fits your schedule

Evening Workshops
Fridays, February 3rd & 10th, 2017
6:30 pm to 9 pm
*must attend both evenings*

Weekend Workshop
Saturday, February 25th, 2017
9 am to 3 pm
*lunch is provided!*

Penn State Extension Office
Neshaminy Manor Center
1282 Almshouse Road
Doylestown, PA 18901

Registration for these workshops is free but required by January 27th, 2017

Please contact Olivia Rush at the Bucks County Conservation District at 215-345-7577 x104 or orush@bucksccd.org with any questions or to register by phone or email.

Financial support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection through the Clean Water Fund.

NPDES Permit NOI Changes due to EPA E-Reporting Rule

A revised NOI, which contains additional data required by the EPA eReporting Rule has recently been released. Thus, we ask applicants submitting NOIs to please utilize the new revised 2016 NOI which provides additional data.  If the BCCD does not receive this information with the submission then an incompleteness review letter or technical deficiency letter with a list of comments will be issued. Visit Permitting Documents, Projects Over 1 Acre to download the 2016 NOI Checklist and Instructions.

The NOI/application for NPDES permits for stormwater discharges associated with construction has also been posted online in the eLibrary at http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us/dsweb/View/Collection-9432. Additionally, the Transferee-Co-Permittee Application for a General or Individual NPDES Permit for Stormwater Discharges Assoc with Construction has been updated and posted online at http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us/dsweb/View/Collection-9452.

To allow some time for those submitting applications to adjust to using the new applications, applications will be accepted using the old forms through Friday, October 7. Starting Monday, October 10, all applicants are required to use these updated applications.

 

Updated Notice of Termination Forms

The PCSM Instrument Filing Notice and Notice of Termination (NOT) forms a and b are available online in eLibrary at http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us/dsweb/View/Collection-9453 &  http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us/dsweb/View/Collection-11947 . To allow some time for those submitting these documents to adjust, the old forms will be accepted through Friday, November 11. However, we encourage the use of the updated documents when appropriate (I.e. Pre-application meeting, general inquiries, etc.) immediately.  These new forms can also be downloaded from the BCCD website on the Permitting Documents, NPDES Documents & Guidance page. 

BCCD now on Facebook

BCCD has its own page on Facebook. Become a fan to stay up to the minute on soil, water, education and natural resource issues. BCCD facebook