DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Proposed Exchange of Property
[47 Pa.B. 4715]
[Saturday, August 12, 2017]
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (Department), acting through the Bureau of Forestry (Bureau), and Mary Blondy are proposing to negotiate an exchange of property interests in Lycoming and Sullivan Counties.
In July 1964, the Bureau completed a land exchange with Lawrence L. Baumunk et ux. in Lycoming and Sullivan Counties. However, the subsurface rights were reserved by both parties. Mary Blondy currently owns the surface land exchanged and the reserved subsurface rights. The proposal is to convey 45.6625 acres of subsurface rights underlying Mary Blondy's lands in Fox Township, Sullivan County to her, and for the Commonwealth to receive 55.08125 acres of subsurface rights beneath existing State forest lands in McNett Township, Lycoming County. The subsurface rights to be gained by the Commonwealth are coincident with the Susquehanna-New York railroad grade. The Commonwealth will realize a net gain of 9.41875 acres of subsurface rights. The exchange will improve the Commonwealth's subsurface ownership position within the region and improve our ability to manage the surface and subsurface estates of State forest land in a manner consistent with the State Forest Resource Management Plan.
As is the policy of the Department, the public is hereby notified of this exchange. A 30-day period for public inquiry or comment, or both, will be in effect beginning August 12, 2017, and ending September 10, 2017. Oral or written comments or questions concerning this proposed exchange may be addressed to Ryan Szuch, Planning Section, Bureau of Forestry, P.O. Box 8552, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8552, (717) 787-2980, firstname.lastname@example.org. Oral and written comments will become part of the official document used in the final decision process. Written documents are also available regarding the proposed land exchange by request.
If, in the duration of the 30-day comment period, a significant amount of public concern develops, the Secretary of the Department may schedule a public informational meeting.
CINDY ADAMS DUNN,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-1344. Filed for public inspection August 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]
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