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17 Pa. Code § 25.1. Background.

§ 25.1. Background.

 (a)  The Department, under the authority granted to it by section 1 of the act of May 5, 1921 (P. L. 418, No. 194) (32 P. S. §  131) and section 1902-A(11) of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §  510-2(11)), has the power to exchange State Forest land as provided by law whenever it is to the advantage of the State Forest interests, if the action has been approved by the Governor.

 (b)  In an exchange of State Forest land, the following basic criteria under 32 P. S. §  131 shall be met:

   (1)  The value of the land acquired by the Department shall be equal to or greater than the value of the land conveyed.

   (2)  The land acquired shall be at least equally adapted for State Forest purposes.

 (c)  In carrying out the powers granted by law, §  25.2 (relating to policy) applies to the exchange of State Forest land, or the transfer of State Forest land to other Commonwealth departments or agencies, except that the policy will not apply to minor exchanges for the purpose of adjusting boundaries and Memoranda of Understanding involving less than 1 acre.

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