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7 Pa. Code § 82.4. Site.

§ 82.4. Site.

 (a)  Sites used for camps shall be adequately drained. A site may not be located within 500 feet of swamps, pools, sink holes or other surface collections of water unless the quiescent water surfaces can be subjected to mosquito control measures. The camp shall be located so the drainage from and through the camp will not endanger domestic or public water supply, or otherwise create a health hazard or nuisance. Sites shall be graded, ditched and rendered free from depressions in which water may become a nuisance.

 (b)  A camp site may not be located in, along, across or projecting into floodways or flood channels of a stream or other body of water, or in areas which are subject to ordinary or precedented flood flows.

 (c)  The principal camp area in which food is prepared and served and where sleeping quarters are located shall be at least 500 feet from an area in which livestock is kept unless the Department determines the following:

   (1)  The camp facilities in question were constructed prior to January 2, 1981.

   (2)  The camp facilities are located at least 50 feet from an area in which livestock are kept or are located at a site which was approved in writing by the Department.

   (3)  Adequate steps are being taken to avoid the creation of unsanitary conditions and to control vectors.

   (4)  No practical alternatives exist to increase the separation between the camp and areas in which livestock are kept.

 (d)  The grounds and open area of the seasonal farm labor camp shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition free from rubbish, debris, waste paper, garbage, noxious plants, uncontrolled weeds or brush, abandoned automobiles or other refuse.

 (e)  Whenever the camp is closed for the season or permanently, garbage, manure and other refuse shall be collected and so disposed as to prevent nuisance. Abandoned privy pits shall be filled with earth and the grounds and buildings left in a clean and sanitary condition. If privy buildings remain, they shall be locked or otherwise secured to prevent entrance.

 (f)  Animal wastes used or generated on the farm for agricultural purposes within 500 feet of a seasonal farm labor camp shall be properly managed so as not to be a nuisance or fly-breeding medium.


   The provisions of this §  82.4 issued under sections 301 and 603 of the Seasonal Farm Labor Act (43 P. S. § §  1301.301 and 1301.603).


   The provisions of this §  82.4 adopted September 28, 1973, effective September 29, 1973, 3 Pa.B. 2178; amended January 2, 1981, effective January 3, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 11. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (19725) to (19726).

Cross References

   This section cited in 7 Pa. Code §  82.18 (relating to occupant concurrent responsibility).

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