Borough of Montgomery, PA
Lycoming County
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A. 
For all regulated activities, any SWM site plans required by this chapter shall be prepared in accordance with the standards, requirements, prohibitions and appendices of the current version of the Stormwater Management Plan of the County of Lycoming (County SMP).
B. 
For all regulated activities, unless preparation of a SWM site plan is specifically exempted in § 386-10:
(1) 
Preparation and implementation of an approved SWM site plan is required.
(2) 
No regulated activities shall commence until the municipality issues written approval of a SWM site plan, which demonstrates compliance with the requirements of this chapter.
C. 
SWM site plans approved by the municipality shall be on site throughout the duration of the regulated activity.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
D. 
The municipality may approve measures for meeting the state water quality requirements other than those required by this chapter, provided that they meet the minimum requirements of, and do not conflict with, state law, including, but not limited to, the Clean Streams Law.
A. 
The following activities are specifically exempt from the plan preparation and submission provisions of this chapter, but remain subject the erosion and sedimentation pollution control requirements of the County SMP:
(1) 
Regulated activities that create impervious areas smaller in area than 1,000 square feet and regulated activities that disturb less than 5,000 square feet are exempt from the peak rate control and the SWM site plan preparation requirement of this chapter.
(2) 
Regulated activities that create disconnected impervious areas equal to or greater than 1,000 square feet and less than 5,000 square feet, and regulated activities that disturb equal to or greater than 5,000 square feet and less than 20,000 square feet without point source discharge to surface waters may be exempt from the SWM plan requirements of this chapter, provided that:
(a) 
The regulated activity is disconnected from impervious areas as specified in Appendix B of the County SMP; and
(b) 
The regulated activity will not alter or be located within any existing swale or drainageway.
(3) 
Agricultural plowing and tilling and the establishment of food plots are exempt from the rate control and SWM site plan preparation requirements of this chapter, provided the activities are performed according to the requirements of 25 Pa. Code Chapter 102, Erosion and Sediment Control.
(4) 
Forest management and timber operations are exempt from the rate control and SWM site plan preparation requirements of this chapter, provided the activities are performed according to the requirements of 25 Pa. Code Chapter 102, Erosion and Sediment Control.
(5) 
Use of land for gardening for home consumption.
(6) 
Agriculture when operated in accordance with an approved conservation plan.
(7) 
Construction or expansion of a single-family home and its associated parking areas, driveways and accessory structures on a property of one acre or larger which, in the opinion of the municipality, will not result in increased stormwater flow from the property or erosion/sedimentation of existing watercourses.
B. 
The municipality shall require an acceptable minor SWM plan, as described in the County SMP, for:
(1) 
Regulated activities that create impervious areas, if connected to impervious areas, equal to or greater than 1,000 square feet and less than 5,000 square feet.
(2) 
Regulated activities that disturb equal to or greater than 5,000 square feet and less than 20,000 square feet with point source discharge to surface waters.
C. 
Exemptions from any provisions of this chapter shall not relieve the applicant from the erosion and sedimentation control of the County SMP.
D. 
The municipality may include permit conditions to specify that regulated activities maintain a minimum distance between proposed impervious areas/stormwater management facility outlets and down slope property line(s).