Land Development Briefs


Homeowners Guide to Stormwater BMP Maintenance: What You Need to Know to Take Care of Your Property

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Publication Date: 5/23/2017

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This booklet describes common residential stormwater best management practices (BMPs), how to maintain them over the short- and long-term, and stormwater regulations relevant to homeowners.

This publication was developed under Assistance Agreement No. CB-96317101-5 awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The views expressed in this document are solely those of the PaDEP and EPA does not endorse any products or commercial services mentioned in this publication.

 

Summary of Stream Buffer Requirements and Geographic Distribution of Buffers for Exceptional Value and High Quality Streams in Pennsylvania

Authors: Katherine L. Blansett, Ph.D., P.E.

Publication Date: 8/1/2014

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This report summarizes the definitions of HQ and EV waters and the riparian buffer requirements from Pa Code, Title 25, Chapters 94 and 102, respectively. The report also provides a summary of the distribution of EV and HQ streams and stream buffer area county-by-county across the Commonwealth through a series of tables.

LD0213-2: “The International Stormwater BMP database – Part 2”

Authors: Katherine L. Blansett, Ph.D., P.E.

Publication Date: 2/1/2013

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This brief is the second in a two-part series on the International Stormwater BMP Database. This brief provides water quality and flow findings based on data submitted to the BMP Database by other researchers.

LD0213-1: “The International Stormwater BMP database – Part 1”

Authors: Katherine L. Blansett, Ph.D., P.E.

Publication Date: 2/1/2013

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This brief, part of a two-part series, provides an introduction to the International Stormwater BMP Database for professionals working in residential land development and stormwater management. The brief contains a description of the data housed in the Database, a summary of Pennsylvania BMPs reported in the Database, and general recommendations on BMP selection to address specific stormwater design problems in residential applications.

LD0912: “Land Development Brief – LD Process flow chart”

Authors: Katherine L. Blansett, Ph.D., P.E.

Publication Date: 9/1/2012

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The process of developing a piece of land into a residential community is complicated, and involves technical design aspects, as well as interactions with many different agencies for permits and approvals. This brief provides an overview of the land development process in Pennsylvania, with an emphasis on typical permitting and approval requirements.

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