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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 20-1410



Proposed Exchange of Property

[50 Pa.B. 5763]
[Saturday, October 17, 2020]

 The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (Department), acting through the Bureau of Forestry, and REA-Young, LLC, Barnett-Young, LLC, F.J. Young Company, James R. Young, Jeffrey K. Young and John F. Young are proposing to negotiate an exchange of property interests in West Branch, Pike, Portage and Homer Townships, Potter County. REA-Young, LLC, Barnett-Young, LLC, F.J. Young Company, James R. Young, Jeffrey K. Young and John F. Young hold undivided interests in the real property proposed to be exchanged and will hereinafter be referred to as ''Youngs.''

 Youngs propose to convey 3,391.518 acres of oil, gas and mineral rights underlying existing State forest lands administered by the Elk and Susquehannock State Forest Districts in Portage and Homer Townships. In return, the Bureau of Forestry proposes to convey 2,949.72 acres of oil, gas and mineral rights underlying private property in West Branch and Pike Townships. An environmental review was conducted by the Bureau of Forestry regarding the exchange, and the review was approved by the State Forester and Director of the Department, Bureau of Forestry.

 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 beginnining October 17, 2020, and ending November 17, 2020. Oral or written comments or questions concerning this proposed exchange may be addressed to Audrey Broucek, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Office of Chief Counsel, P.O. Box 8767, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8767, (717) 772-4171, Oral or written comments, or both, 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.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 20-1410. Filed for public inspection October 16, 2020, 9:00 a.m.]

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