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Act 162

The Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law, 35 P.S. §§ 691.1 et seq. (Act of 1937, P.L. 1987, No. 394) was amended by the General Assembly as HB 1565 on October 16, 2014, and was signed into law on October 22, 2014, as Act 162 of 2014. Act 162 addresses buffer requirements in Pennsylvania regulations found in 25 Pa Code Chapter 102. The amendment pertains to individual NPDES permit applications for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Construction Activities, administered by DEP. Act 162 became effective December 21, 2014.

DEP, as the agency responsible for implementing Act 162, is developing materials to assist the public in understanding and complying with the requirements of Act 162. These materials will be made available through this webpage as they are developed.

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