PRINTER'S NO. 3670
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY MIRABITO, KOTIK, THOMAS, McGEEHAN, CALTAGIRONE, PAINTER, CARROLL, VITALI, MURT, McCARTER, COHEN, PASHINSKI, McNEILL AND DEAN, JUNE 6, 2014
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY, JUNE 6, 2014
1Amending the act of June 28, 1995 (P.L.89, No.18), entitled "An
2act creating the Department of Conservation and Natural
3Resources consisting of certain functions of the Department
4of Environmental Resources and the Department of Community
5Affairs; renaming the Department of Environmental Resources
6as the Department of Environmental Protection; defining the
7role of the Environmental Quality Board in the Department of
8Environmental Protection; making changes to responsibilities
9of the State Conservation Commission and the Department of
10Agriculture; transferring certain powers and duties to the
11Department of Health; and repealing inconsistent acts," in
12Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, further
13providing for forests.
19Section 302. Forests.
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1lands for unconventional gas development or otherwise
2authorizing any major unconventional gas development project on
3State forest lands. Specifically, the department shall provide
4for the following:
5(1) A public comment period.
6(2) At least one public hearing or meeting.
7(3) Public access during the comment period to detailed
8development plans, including locations of all well pads,
9impoundments, access roads, pipelines, compressor stations
10and other related structures and facilities.
16(ii) Discusses avoidance and mitigation measures.
17(iii) Analyzes development alternatives.
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19Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.