Governing Law and Regulations
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Office of Water Management Watershed Management Bureau Division of Conservation Districts and Nutrient Management
DEP county conservation districts
State Conservation Commission (Commission)
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA)
U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. In Pennsylvania the concentrated animal facility operation (CAFO) permits are regulated by more stringent rules than under the federal Clean Water Act. Under the Pennsylvania Clean Streams Act, persons who operate or propose CAFOs are required to apply for and obtain a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) ...