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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 17-1582



Proposed Exchange of Property

[47 Pa.B. 5958]
[Saturday, September 23, 2017]

 The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (Department), acting through the Bureau of Forestry (Bureau), and John Young et al. are proposing to negotiate an exchange of property interests in West Branch, Portage, Pike and Homer Townships, Potter County.

 John Young et al. proposes 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 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 regarding the exchange, and the review was approved by the State Forester.

 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 September 23, 2017, and ending October 22, 2017. Oral or written comments or questions concerning this proposed exchange may be addressed to Ryan Szuch, Bureau of Forestry, Planning Section, P.O. Box 8552, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8552, (717) 787-2980, 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.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-1582. Filed for public inspection September 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]

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