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§ 693.17. Intergovernmental coordination and delegations to local agencies

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 32 P.S. Forests, Waters and State Parks

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 32 P.S. Forests, Waters and State Parks
Part II. Waters (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 25A. Dam Safety and Encroachments (Refs & Annos)
32 P.S. § 693.17
§ 693.17. Intergovernmental coordination and delegations to local agencies
(a) In accordance with regulations adopted by the Environmental Quality Board, the department may by agreement delegate to a county conservation district or other county agency one or more of its regulatory functions to permit, inspect and monitor designated categories of dams, water obstructions and encroachments and to enforce this act and regulations adopted hereunder relating to such designated categories. Any county conservation district or other agency acting pursuant to a delegation agreement shall have the same powers and duties otherwise vested in the department to implement this act, to the extent delegated by the agreement.
(b) The department shall monitor and supervise the activities of each county conservation district or agency conducted pursuant to the agreement.
(c) Any provision of the “Local Agency Law,”1 notwithstanding, any person aggrieved by an action of a county conservation district or other agency pursuant to a delegation agreement may appeal such action to the department within 30 days following notice of such action. Any action of the department pursuant to such an appeal may be appealed to the Environmental Hearing Board in accordance with section 24.2
(d) The department shall cooperate and coordinate with the United States Army Corps of Engineers and other appropriate Federal and interstate agencies for the purpose of assuring efficient regulation, permitting and inspection of dams, water obstructions and encroachments. The department is authorized, with the approval of the Attorney General, to enter into administrative agreements with appropriate Federal and interstate agencies for the following purposes:
(1) to facilitate the submission and coordinated review of permit applications;
(2) to avoid unnecessary duplication of staff functions and hearings;
(3) to provide for coordinated inspection, monitoring and enforcement of application laws and regulations; and
(4) to accept delegations of authority from Federal and interstate agencies relating to the regulation of dams, water obstructions and encroachments.

Credits

1978, Nov. 26, P.L. 1375, No. 325, § 17, effective July 1, 1979. Amended 1979, Oct. 23, P.L. 204, No. 70, § 1, imd. effective.

Footnotes

2 Pa.C.S.A. § 551 et seq., § 751 et seq.
32 P.S. § 693.24.
32 P.S. § 693.17, PA ST 32 P.S. § 693.17
Current through the end of the 2023 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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