Please be advised, the Department of Environmental Protection is suspending the time frames for providing permit decisions established in the Policy for Implementing the Department of Environmental Protection Permit Review Process and Permit Decision Guarantee due to the office closures related to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please note that DEP and CCD staff will continue to process received permit applications. However; due to operational conditions, applicants may experience delays receiving decisions. DEP will provide emergency authorizations for projects that are critical to public health and safety.
Monroe County Conservation District (District or MCCD) offers a wide variety of technical services and assistance to Monroe County residents. The District provides assistance with soils and wetlands mapping, aerial photography interpretation, prime farmland, topographic and floodplain mapping.
Services include review and approval of PA Code Title 25 Chapter 102: Erosion and Sediment Control (E&S) and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits for Construction. MCCD also administers Chapter 105: Waterways & Wetlands Management General Permits for water obstructions and encroachments.
The District administers both Chapter 102 and 105 PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) delegated programs internally; including permit application, E&S review, engineer review of Post Construction Stormwater Management (PCSM), site inspections, complaint investigations and technical assistance.
MCCD provides review of Timber Harvest plans, assistance with Agricultural Activities and Landuse planning.Technical Assistance, as well as competitive funding is available for maintenance and repair of Dirt and Gravel and Low Volume Roads.
Much of the work of the District, whether educational, technical or administrative, is accomplished through collaborative efforts with local, state and federal agencies. The District is fortunate to have such a broad base of technical expertise and funding sources from which to draw for conservation programs that benefit Monroe County