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25 Pa. Code § 281.212. Access roads.

§ 281.212. Access roads.

 (a)  An access road shall be designed, constructed and maintained to prevent erosion to the maximum extent possible and to prevent contributions of sediment to streams or runoff outside the permit area.

 (b)  A crossing of a perennial or intermittent stream or a wetland shall be made using bridges, culverts or similar structures. Bridges, culverts or other encroachments or water obstructions shall meet the requirements of Chapter 105 (relating to dam safety and waterway management).

 (c)  An access road shall have a drainage system that is compatible with the natural drainage system, structurally stable and which will pass safely the peak flow from a 25-year, 24-hour precipitation event. The drainage system shall comply with Chapter 102 (relating to erosion control and sediment control).

 (d)  An access road shall be paved or surfaced with asphalt, gravel, cinders or other equivalent material approved by the Department in the permit. An access road shall be capable of withstanding the load limits projected by the applicant under §  281.115 (relating to plan for access roads). The maximum sustained grade of an access road may not exceed 12%.

 (e)  An access road negotiable by loaded collection vehicles shall be provided from the entrance gate of the area to each unloading area, treatment facility or impoundment. An access road shall also be provided to surface and groundwater monitoring points approved by the Department under §  281.254 (relating to soil and groundwater monitoring).

 (f)  Roads shall be constructed on a base that is capable of withstanding anticipated loads.

 (g)  Prior to the construction of a road, topsoil shall be removed, stored on a stable site and protected against erosion and compaction until restoration of the road.

 (h)  The disturbed areas adjacent to a road shall be vegetated or otherwise stabilized to prevent erosion.

 (i)  Access roads shall be designed, constructed and maintained to allow the orderly egress and ingress of vehicular traffic when the facility is in operation, including during inclement weather.


   The provisions of this §  281.212 amended December 22, 2000, effective December 23, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 6685. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (226359).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  281.115 (relating to plan for access roads).

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