Carbon Conservation District

Fee Schedule

 

 

 

I.        CARBON CONSERVATION DISTRICT FEE SCHEDULE

 

  1. The following fees will be charged by the Carbon Conservation District for Erosion and Sedimentation Pollution Control.  Plan review as authorized by Pennsylvania Act 217 Conservation District Law.  Applications cannot be accepted or processed for review without the appropriate fee, completed application form and the required number of plans.  All plans must be submitted in a folded manner.  No rolled plans will be accepted.

 

IA(1)     RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISIONS

 

SINGLE LOT EROSION CONTROL PLAN REVIEW --------------------------------------------- $250.00 per LOT

OR

FOR RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION INFRASTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION (ROADS, DRAINAGE FACILITIES, STORM WATER COMPONENTS, ETC.) FEE WILL BE BASED ON TOTAL NUMBER OF PROPOSED LOTS.

 

                        *Residential Developments                    General Fee

1                                  Lot       $250.00

2          to         4          Lots      $860.00

5          to         10        Lots      $1625.00

11        to         25        Lots      $2540.00

26        to         40        Lots      $3300.00

41        to         55        Lots      $4525.00

56        to         70        Lots      $5050.00

70        plus                  Lots      $5050.00 + $70.00 PER lot over 70 lots 

 

  • RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT MEANS SINGLE FAMILY HOMES BUILT ON AN INDIVIDUAL LOT.

 

IA(2)     Industrial, Municipal Governments, Authorities, School Districts, Commercial, Mining, Residential Land Development Plans, Roads and Others

0          to         0.99 Acres        $1220.00

1          to         4.99 Acres        $2120.00

5          to             9.99 Acres    $3080.00

10        to         14.99 Acres      $3520.00

15        to         19.99 Acres      $4150.00

20.00    to         24.99 Acres      $4925.00

25 acres & above                      $4925.00 plus $75.00 per acre over 24.99 acres

 

·        COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL, MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL LAND DEVELOPMENT PLANS INCLUDE: APARTMENTS, TOWNHOUSES, OFFICE BUILDINGS, RETAIL STORES, RESTAURANTS, SCHOOLS, ROADS, PLAYGROUNDS, GOLF COURSES, HOTELS/MOTELS, CAMPGROUNDS, WAREHOUSES, MINING OPERATIONS (coal & non-coal), ATHLETIC FIELDS, UTILITY LINE INSTALLATION, CHURCHES AND OTHER NON-PROFITS.  PARKING LOT AREAS FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE ARE INCLUDED.

 

IA(3)     Timber Harvesting, DEP Chapter 105 Permits, other (based on disturbed acreage for the project(s))

 

                                                less than 25 acres                              $325.00

                                                25       to                 49.99 Acres         $475.00

                                                50       to                 249.99 Acres       $625.00

                                                50 acres or greater                             $625.00 plus $2.50 per acre over 249.99

            

II.         WAIVER OF FEES

A.      Fees will be waived only for an application filed under the name of Carbon County or the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  This exemption does not apply to any private nonprofit organization, authorities outside of Carbon County or supersede Title 25, Chapter 102 Erosion Regulations.

III.        PROJECT AREA DELINEATION

A.    To determine the fee for projects based on acreage delineation, the total disturbed area for that project will be calculated and used for determining the fee.  Open space within the project will be included in this calculation.

 
IV.          APPLICABILITY OF FEE SCHEDULE

A.  The fee schedule shall apply to plans that are submitted to the Conservation District requesting determination of Erosion and Sedimentation pollution control adequacy.   All initial E&SC Plan submissions with 5 or more acres of earth disturbance must include an NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit for Construction Activities) permit application.  All initial E&SC Plan submissions with 1 to 4.99 acres of earth disturbance and a point source discharge must include an NPDES Permit application.  “Point source discharge to surface waters of the commonwealth” applies only to projects between 1 and 4.99 acres.  The Conservation District will assume that all sites will have a point source discharge.  If a plan preparer believes a project does not meet these criteria and does not submit an NPDES permit application package, then written justification (may be included in the transmittal letter) must be submitted with the request for E&SC plan review.  The Conservation District’s first review letter will address whether or not the request for permit exemption is accepted.  An applicant needing to apply for a (NPDES) permit shall do so by using the appropriate NPDES program documentation.  This appropriate NPDES Permit fee will be paid to the “CARBON CONSERVATION DISTRICT CLEAN WATER FUND”.  If the project is phased or parceled, each phase or parcel will be individually subject to the appropriate fee based on number of lots or acreage delineation.  Each resubmission of different projects on the same tract of land will be charged according to the fee schedule.

 

Fees will be based upon proposed land-use of the project not the zoning classification.  For example: A residential home (with no industrial/commercial activity) being constructed on a lot with a zoning classification of industrial/ commercial, the fee would be based on a single lot.

 

B.  Single lot plan revisions (does not include major revisions) requesting determination of adequacy, resubmitted within thirty (30) days after the District determined original plan to be adequate, shall be subject to a $25.00 processing fee.  Other larger plan revisions will be subject to a minimum fee of $100.00 or at the discretion of the District Manager (see section C for major plan revision fee calculation). To be eligible for this provision a cover letter must be included with the resubmitted plan that outlines and details the extent of the revision.

 

C.  Plans resubmitted that do not meet the requirements of section B and where major revisions are proposed (road relocation, lot layout, parking lot relocation & additions, major site grading changes, additional buildings or lots, major changes to the erosion control layout & design, etc.), the review fee will be subject to 50% of the original fee.

 

D.  INADEQUATE/DEFICIENT PLAN REVIEWS - If, after the second review, the plan is deemed inadequate, the third submission is subject to a charge of 50% of the original fee.  Each subsequent submission will continue to be charged 50% of the original fee.  If the plan has been deemed adequate by the Carbon Conservation District and a major revision is to be made please refer to section “C”.

 

E.   Each plan deemed adequate shall be valid for a period of five (5) years.  If project construction has not commenced within the five (5) year period, the District will require submittal of a new plan and fee based on the Districts’ current fee structure.  

 

F.  The Conservation District Manager and/or District Board shall have the ability to waive fees for minor revisions or corrections to a plan on a case-by-case basis.  To be eligible for this provision, a cover letter must be included with the resubmitted plan that outlines the extent of all revisions.  The Manager/District Board also reserves the right to hold such a request until the next regular District Board meeting, to gain approval or disapproval by the Board.

 

V.  ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES

A.  The applicant shall submit a check or money order payable to the CARBON CONSERVATION DISTRICT, two (2) complete sets of Erosion and Sedimentation Pollution Control Plans and one (1) copy of the review application.  All plans must be submitted in a folded manner.  No rolled plans will be accepted.  If a NPDES Permit is required please contact the Conservation District prior to the submittal to discuss submission requirements.

 

B.  The Carbon Conservation District will accept the application when all of the necessary information and fees are supplied.   Incomplete plans will be returned to the applicant.  If a check submitted with the application is returned NSF, the District will assess a $50.00 service charge, in addition to the fee, paid in full, before the plan is reviewed.  If an adequacy review letter has been issued prior to the discovery of an NSF check, the District will coordinate with the local municipality for permits to be pulled and work to be stopped on the project until all fees are paid in full.  The approximate review time will be thirty (30) days.  Plans and plan revisions will be reviewed in the order in which they are received.

 

C.  The Conservation District reviews an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan solely to determine whether it is adequate to satisfy the requirements of Title 25 PA Code Section 102.1 et seq., The Erosion control Regulations of the Department of Environmental Protection.  By a determination that the plan is adequate to meet these requirements, neither the Conservation District nor the County assumes any responsibility for the implementation of the plan or the proper construction and operation of the facilities contained in the plan.

 

D.  The Conservation District encourages that a pre-application meeting is scheduled between the landowner, plan designer and the District Staff prior to the submittal of larger plans.  This meeting is necessary to discuss the project and permitting requirements and could eliminate unnecessary paperwork and deficient submittals.