What is the Chesapeake Bay Pollution Reduction Plan (also referred to as CBPRP)?

The Chesapeake Bay Pollution Reduction Plan is requirement under the MS4 permit that documents a plan for a five year goal to install or employ Best Management Practices (BMPs) that reduce loading to the Chesapeake Bay.  The Boroughs are required to reduction sediment by 10%, Phosphorus by 5%, and Nitrogen by 3% to meet the PADEP requirements.

The Regional CBPRP documents the combined requirements of the Boroughs to implement BMPs designed to remove approximately 105,000 dry-pounds per year of sediments.   The CBPRP identifies various possible BMPs that could be used to achieve the combined requirement and one specific BMP that is proposed to satisfy the combined requirement. 

The CBPRP is now a combined plan to reflect the partnership and shared-project, regional approach.  The public participation period is underway with public hearings being held at the Duboistown Council meeting on August 6th at 6:30 PM at Duboistown Borough and at the South Williamsport Council meeting on August 13th at 6:00 PM in South Williamsport Borough Building.