URGENT! Landowners in Northeast PA Must Take Action!

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Real Estate Agent with Davis R. Chant, REALTORS RS301772

DEP Is planning on proposing a policy related to on-lot sewage systems that will affect every single one of us in a financially negative way. 

Everyone, please respond by clicking on the appropriate category below; download and complete a letter and send it to DEP along with a copy to Governor Corbett and to our senators and representatives. (State and Local Officials Addresses also noted below)

THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ENDS MAY 1ST SO PLEASE DON’T WAIT – DO IT RIGHT NOW!

This affects everyone - landowners, realtors, builders, citizens. The DEP proposal will add significant costs to building new homes (adding at least $15,000 to the already high cost of putting in a septic system) and will render some parcels of land useless and unbuildable. 

The DEP does NOT have any studies or facts to back up this proposal.  Additionally, the problem with nitrates is generally in agricultural areas (heavy farming). Not here.

PLEASE COPY AND SEND THIS TO YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR CLIENTS AND ANYONE ELSE IT MAY AFFECT.  We have a very short window of time. 

From WayneCountyBuilders.com main website:

Do Something About It

Please comment to the DEP during the 60 Day Public Comment Period ending May 1, 2013. Please click on the category below to download letter to be sent  - feel free to add to your own comments.

 

 Responsible Citizens for Clean Water

Get Informed about Pennsylvania D.E.P's proposed policy for On-Lot sewage systems in HQ & EV Watersheds.

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Mission & Purpose

The RCFCW is a group of citizens organized for the purpose of promoting responsible, practical, and scientific basis for developing land use regulation, policy and law. We are focused on informing the affected public, land and business owners about a current policy proposed by the Department of Environmental Protection related to planning on-lot sewage systems in special protection watersheds. Click here to view the special report.

What impact does this policy have on me?

Approval of this policy will lead to restrictions on your property and it will create unnecessary costs. For business and property owners it will render some pre-existing properties non-buildable. Also, due to mandatory stream and lake buffers, this will result in a loss of land use. It will impose excessive costs for the use of nitrate removal technologies.

additional information:

1.   The proposed policy

§  Sewage Facilities Planning Module Review for Onlot Sewage Systems Proposed in High Quality and Exceptional Value Watersheds

2.   Where are special protection waters in PA?

§  HQ & EV Watershed Map

§  EV Only Watershed Map

3.   Analysis by professionals

§  Presentation by Kiley Associates, Reily Associates & B.F. Environmental Consultants regarding the "New Policy".

4.   View the decisions

§  Pine Creek vs. DEP (2008)

§  Pine Creek vs. DEP (2011)

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