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7 Pa. Code § 138e.255. State Board review of applications.

§ 138e.255. State Board review of applications.

 (a)  Department’s responsibility. The Department will stamp or otherwise identify every complete reimbursement grant application form to record the date it is received and the relative order in which these applications are received.

 (b)  State Board review. The State Board will consider reimbursement grant applications in the order in which the Department received them. The State Board will review any complete, timely application within 60 days of receipt. The State Board may not approve a reimbursement grant application unless all of the following criteria are met:

   (1)  The application meets the requirements of section 14.5(a)(3) of the act (3 P. S. §  914.5(a)(3)).

   (2)  The land use restrictions imposed under the deed of agricultural conservation easement are comparable to restrictions imposed under a deed of agricultural conservation easement acquired in accordance with the act, as described in §  138e.241 (relating to deed clauses).

   (3)  The land subject to the agricultural conservation easement is within an agricultural security area.

   (4)  There are sufficient unencumbered funds available to fund the reimbursement grant amount sought in the reimbursement grant application.


   The provisions of this §  138e.255 adopted April 30, 2004, effective May 1, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 2421.

Cross References

   This section cited in 7 Pa. Code §  138e.251 (relating to program in general).

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