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    Ag Erosion and Sediment Control Manual

    Course Sponsor: PA DEP

    Phone: (717) 783-3515


    Course Instructor: Megan Porta

    This course introduces the new Agricultural Erosion and Sediment Control Manual. 

    Ag E&S Plans are required for all Pennsylvania agricultural operations with 5,000 square feet or more of land that is plowed or tilled in any way, including no-till, or is an earthen Animal Heavy Use Area (AHUA). Ag E&S Plans require specific information to meet regulatory requirements. These modules contain information for operators and landowners of agricultural operations and for entry-level planning staff to better understand these requirements. There is also guidance on evaluating an operation and information on choosing Best Management Practices (BMPs), which are required for all operations, regardless of the size, to minimize accelerated erosion and sedimentation.

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