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Neshaminy Creek Watershed Peak Rate Districts (Stormwater Management)
A. All improvement activities for all parcels, including improvements to existing activities or other facilities, including, but not limited to, parking areas, are subject to the stormwater management regulations specified in § 440-406: Stormwater management of Chapter 440: Subdivision and Land Development. No zoning permit shall be issued until a stormwater management plan, if required, has been submitted and approved by the Township.
B. Exemptions to regulated activities.
Due to the limited impact on stormwater runoff, the following activities are exempt from stormwater plan preparation requirements; however, stormwater associated with any activity must be managed in a manner consistent with § 440-406: Stormwater management of Chapter 440: Subdivision and Land Development. Any regulated activity which would create less than 2,500 square feet of additional impervious cover is exempt from the stormwater management plan preparation provisions of this section. This criterion shall apply to the total proposed development even if the development is to take place in stages. Any area proposed for gravel or crushed stone, etc., shall be considered to be impervious for purposes of this section. The Township may require plan preparation and submission of the individual lot grading plans in connection with zoning permit applications in order to promote the purposes of the stormwater management provisions.
(1) Agricultural operations exclusion.
Any land disturbance associated with agricultural activities operated in accordance with a conservation plan or erosion and sedimentation control plan approved by the Bucks County Conservation District or the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service is exempt from the stormwater management plan preparation provisions of this section.
(2) Forest management operations exclusion.
Any land disturbance associated with forest management operations which are following the DEP's management practices contained in its publication "Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Guidelines for Forestry" and operating under an adequate erosion and sedimentation control plan approved by an applicable agency is exempt from the stormwater management plan preparation provisions of this section.
(3) Mining operations exclusion.
Any land disturbance associated with mining operations approved and operated in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations of the DEP and operating under an erosion and sedimentation control plan approved by the applicable agency.
(4) Use of land for garden for home consumption.
C. Floodplain regulations.
No encroachment, alteration or improvement of any kind shall be made to any watercourse channel located in the stormwater management districts delineated in § 500-2203B, Classes of zoning districts, until all adjacent municipalities which may be affected by such action have been notified by the applicant, proof of notification is submitted to the Township, and until all required permits or approvals have been obtained in accordance with the stormwater management provisions of § 440-406: Stormwater management of Chapter 440: Subdivision and Land Development, and the requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Dams and Waterway Management.
D. Zoning Officer; duties and powers.
Receive, examine and process stormwater management plans along with required zoning permits in accordance with the stormwater management provisions of § 440-406: Stormwater management. of Chapter 440: Subdivision and Land Development.
E. Application requirements for zoning permits.
All applications for zoning permits shall include stormwater management plans, if required, in accordance with the Township's stormwater management provisions stated in § 440-406: Stormwater management of Chapter 440: Subdivision and Land Development.
See § 500-2203: Neshaminy Creek Watershed Peak Rate Districts for more information on stormwater management in this district.
See Stormwater Management for more information.
See Applying For a Permit for more information.
See Building and Zoning for information on documents, forms amd permits.