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17 Pa. Code § 25.2. Policy.

§ 25.2. Policy.

 (a)  A transfer or exchange of State Forest land will result in a clear long-term benefit to the State Forest system.

 (b)  A proposed transfer or exchange shall be judged in the context of relevant State Forest resource plans.

 (c)  Before a proposed transfer or exchange is effectuated, the Department or its designee will conduct and document an environmental review to identify the environmental impacts of the transfer or exchange.

 (d)  A proposed transfer or exchange will be advertised in the Pennsylvania Bulletin and local newspapers in the area of the State Forest at least 60 days before the transfer or exchange is scheduled to take place. This advertisement will indicate the proposed parcels to be exchanged or transferred, a summary of environmental reviews, the townships in which the parcels are located, a description of the comment process and a contact person for information.

 (e)  There will be a public comment period of at least 30 days. If a significant public concern develops during the comment period, the Secretary will schedule a public information meeting. Oral and written comments will become part of the official document used in the final decision process.

Cross References

   This section cited in 17 Pa. Code §  25.2 (relating to background).

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