(f) The removal of sand, gravel and other high-value minerals from the submerged areas of this Commonwealth is governed by the royalty and agreement provisions that were established in accordance with Section 1908-A of the 1929 Administrative Code (71 p. 510-8). (d) annual taxes levied on subsections (a) and b) may be amended by the DQE after approval by the Governor and appropriate notification to the licensee issued under this section. (a) except in subsections (b) and (c), the following royalties apply for relief, priority, licence or lease agreement for the occupation of Commonwealth substability lands, pursuant to Section 15 of the Act (32 pp. s. s. 693.15) and . 105.32 (with regard to projects) , as part of a cooperation agreement with the Fisheries and Boats Commission. (e) This section does not apply to a crossing adjacent to a state park or state forest territory. Crossing facilities are managed in accordance with Section 514 of the 1929 Administrative Code and the Park and Forest Management Practices of the Department of Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. For a dam or intervention that will cover Pennsylvania underwater, it is necessary to enter into a contract to subsea the areas located in navigable lakes, rivers or streams designated as public highways.
PADEP must verify the application and determine if a Submerged Lands license is required for the project. When a license is required, PADEP sends the necessary documents to the developer to complete it. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection – Water Obstruction and Encroachment Permit Application Instruction Document, S. ii. (1) For commercial services companies and other dams, water barriers and interventions, except in the subsection (c), annual charges: PADEP requires an environmental assessment for activities or structures relating to rivers, streams, waters and wetlands. 25 Pa. code. 105.3. An environmental assessment is required before PADEP can issue a water obstruction and response permit.
Environmental impact assessments are not required for projects covered by a general authorization. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection – Water Obstruction and Encroachment Permit Application Instruction Document, p. 3.b) Licenses for public lines crossing or occupying underland lands of this Commonwealth, issued in accordance with Section 15 of the Act or Section 514 of the 1929 Administrative Code (71 P.