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Act 18

DCNR was created by the act of June 28, 1995 by what was known as the Conservation and Natural Resources Act, or Act 18.  This law implements Article I, section27 of the Pennsylvania Constitution.



Summary of major laws administered by DCNR

Nine major laws that have been enacted by Pennsylvania's General Assembly are administered by DCNR.


Regulations adopted by DCNR

Title 17 of the Pennsylvania Code contains the regulations and statements of policy of the Department.