Fulton County entered into an agreement with the Department of Environmental Protection of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the preparation of a Phase I – Scope of Study Act 167 Stormwater Management Plan. Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. (HRG) was contracted by the Fulton County Regional Planning Commission to prepare the Phase I Report and facilitate the Phase I tasks.
The purpose of the Act 167 Plan is to assess the current and future stormwater runoff conditions within the watersheds of Fulton County and develop stormwater management standards, criteria and other provisions to minimize adverse impacts from stormwater runoff associated with new or future development. The standards, criteria, and provisions will then be adopted by the municipalities within the county.
As part of Phase I, a Watershed Plan Advisory Committee (WPAC) was formed that consisted of all 13 municipalities within the county along with the Fulton County Conservation District, the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. The WPAC provided a wealth of knowledge regarding stormwater issues that the county currently faces.
During Phase II, the WPAC will continue to be an integral part of the team, providing solutions to many of these stormwater issues. In addition, the WPAC will assist the municipalities in adopting the standards and provisions created during Phase II.
If you have questions about this study, please contact the project manager, Matthew Bonanno.