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When applying for a zoning permit, the applicant shall provide the following plans and information:
(a) Plan of general area (within a one-mile radius of site) at a scale of 1,000 feet or less to the inch with a twenty-foot or less contour interval to show:
1) Existing data.
2) Location of proposed site.
3) Land use pattern including building locations and historical sites and buildings.
4) Roads, indicating major roads and showing width, weight loads, types of surfaces and traffic data.
Stone quarries whose ultimate depth shall be more than 25 feet shall provide the following:
(a) Applicants for this use shall submit a water impact study in accordance with the requirements of this chapter.
(b) Blasting. No blasting or use of explosives shall be permitted upon said quarry except in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and in accordance with the regulations that may be promulgated by the Secretary of Labor and Industry of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and prior to the firing of a blast or the setting off of explosives in any quarry in the Township, said owner/operator shall advise, at least 24 hours prior to the time of said detonation, one adult occupant of each dwelling located on a property adjoining the property line of said quarry as to the date and time that said blast will be detonated.
(c) Conformity to federal, state and local laws. All permitted quarrying and related uses and operations shall conform to any applicable federal, state and local statutes, ordinances, regulations and standards relative to water or air pollution, particle emission, noise, waste disposal, vibration, land rehabilitation and reclamation, and performance bond requirements. The applicable laws shall include, but not be limited to, the Cleans Streams Act and the Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act, as amended.
(d) The applicant shall submit a reclamation plan which shall designate how the land will be returned to productive use after the completion of quarrying on the site.
When planting is the final use to which the tract is put, all that is not covered by water shall be covered with a sufficient amount of arable soils to support vegetation. A planting plan shall be prepared for the entire finished tract using various types of plant material for the prevention of soil erosion and to provide vegetative cover. When buildings are proposed as part of the final use to which the tract is put, planting in areas adjacent to proposed buildings shall be planted with a vegetative cover in keeping with the requirements of the ultimate building purposes.
See § 27-1403G.(9) for additional information on Quarries.