Erosion and Sediment Control General Permit (ESCGP-2)
In order to address the growing needs of our clients, Skelly and Loy has expanded its engineering services related to the development of oil and gas sites. Development of these sites generally involves the construction of improvements such as access roads, drill pads, drill pits, pipelines, and impoundments, along with supplemental facilities to control stormwater runoff and to prevent erosion and sediment pollution both during and after construction.
An ESCGP-2 is a state general permit required for earth disturbances associated with oil and gas exploration, production, processing or treatment operations, or transmission facilities. In addition to submitting a permit application, the process also involves submitting engineered plan drawings illustrating the locations, grading, and details of all oil and gas-related facilities and all supplemental facilities and best management practices for stormwater management and erosion and sediment control. A plan narrative and supporting design calculations must also be included to demonstrate conformance with applicable regulatory requirements and design standards and generally accepted engineering practices.
Skelly and Loy maintains a diverse staff of experienced Professional Engineers, Civil Designers, surveyors, and CADD and GIS support personnel capable of efficiently contributing to the site design and preparation of the ESCGP-2 application package. Skelly and Loy also has several licensed professionals authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to certify ESCGP-2 applications for the 20-day expedited review and approval, which saves valuable time as compared with the standard authorization process.