2014 Wayne County Woodsmens Competition

Its time to register for the 31st Wayne County Woodsmens Competition. The event is scheduled for August 2, 2014 starting at 2:00 PM. The competition is held during the Wayne County Fair. The contest includes; Chain Sawing, Tree Felling, Axe Throwing, Two Person Crosscut and Log Rolling. For competition registration click on the link below. Registration deadline is July 18th. If you have any questions contact Sarah Hall, Forest Specialist, Wayne Conservation District, at 570-253-0930.

2014 Woodsmen’s Registration Form

Erosion Control Review Fee Schedule Revised

The Wayne Conservation District Board approved a change to the Districts’ review fees for the Erosion and Sediment Control program. The only category with a change is the commercial sites. After review the costs in time for reviews it was determined that the costs were not being met on commercial sites only. The result is an increase in the charges for reviews that fit this category.

For a copy of the fee schedule click the link below.

Wayne Conservation District Review Fee Schedule and Application

Conservation District Joins Facebook Community

The Wayne Conservation District has set up a Facebook page to offer additional ways of communicating with the public. Some of the latest information about activities and programs will be posted on the site.

Please check back often for up to date activities.

New Fee Schedule adopted for Waterways Permitting

The PA Department of Environmental Protection adopted a new fee schedule, effective February 16, 2013, for permits related to water resources. These permits are specific to Chapter 105 of the PA Clean Streams Law. Example of permits affected include, General Permits, Joint permits for water obstructions and encroachments and dam permits.

To check the fee schedule please go to the water resources section of this website and click on “Water Related Permits”

If you have any questions please contact our office.

DEP Permit Decision Guarantee

The State Department of Environmental Protection enacted new permit review and issuance guidance effective November 14, 2012. The guidance is referred to as “Permit Decision Guarantee.

The process applies time limits for specific steps in processing department wide permits. The guidance also references incomplete applications and the effects that will have on the decision for permit issuance.

For more information on Permit Decision Guarantee and Standard Operating Procedures click the link below.

DEP Permit Decision Guarantee

Manure Management Requirements

The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has recently released new guidelines related to Manure Management on Pennsylvania farms.

Every farm in Pennsylvania that land applies manure or agricultural process wastewater (generated on the farm or received from an importer), regardless of size, is required to have and implement a written Manure Management Plan. This includes manure and agricultural process wastewater application by various types of equipment and/or direct application of manure by animals on pastures and in Animal Concentration Areas (ACAs). In other words, farms that do not mechanically apply manure but which do have pastures or ACAs still need a manure management plan.

In order to assist with the development of a Manure Management Plan DEP has developed a Manure Management Plan Workbook. The workbook contains the necessary information for developing a manure management Plan. The plan must include the information identified in the workbook.

To further assist with maps for your agricultural operation Penn State in cooperation with DEP has developed a web based mapping program title PA One Stop.  This program works best with Mozilla Firefox.

If you have any questions or need assistance with your manure management plan or your agricultural operation please contact the Wayne Conservation District at 648 Park Street, Honesdale Pa 18431, Telephone 570-253-0930.

Links to information;

Manure Management Plan Workbook

PA One Stop