By Anthony T. Verwey —
- Does not have an impervious area exceeding 25% of all structures located on the entirety of the owner’s contiguous land area;
- The high tunnel is located at least 100 feet from any perennial stream or water course, public road or neighboring property line;
- The high tunnel is located within at least 35 feet from any perennial stream or water course, public road or neighboring property line located on the land with a slope not greater than 7%;
- The high tunnel is supported with a buffer or diversion system that does not directly drain into a stream or other water course by managing stormwater runoff consistent with the requirements of Act 167.
Act 15 requires all municipalities who have adopted an ordinance or regulation that regulates high tunnels under a stormwater plan pursuant to Act 167 to amend the ordinance or regulation to comply with this amendment. If you have further questions regarding this change in the Stormwater Management Act, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Anthony T. Verwey is a partner at Gawthrop Greenwood, PC, where his practice includes Municipal & Government Law as well as Real Estate Law. Tony can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-696-8225.