Regulations Adopted by DCNR

Act 18 requires the Department to adopt regulations to implement the statutes it administers. Regulations that had been adopted by the former Department of Environmental Resources were renumbered to reflect the transfer of powers and duties to the Department under Act 18.


Title 17 of the Pennsylvania Code contains the regulations and statements of policy of the Department. They are as follows:


Chapter 1. General Provisions

Chapter 11. State Recreation Areas—General Provisions

Chapter 15. Transfer or Exchange of State Park Land—Statement of Policy

Chapter 17. State Park Natural Areas—Statement of Policy

Chapter 21. State Forests—General Provisions

Chapter 23. State Forest Picnic Areas

Chapter 25. Transfer or Exchange of State Forest Land—Statement of Policy

Chapter 27. State Forest Natural Areas—Statement of Policy

Chapter 29. Campsites—Statement of Policy

Chapter 41. Rivers Conservation—Statement of Policy

Chapter 43. Prevention of Railroad-Caused Forest Fires

Chapter 45. Conservation of Pennsylvania Native Wild Plants

Chapter 47. Drilling Water Wells

Chapter 51. Snowmobile and All-Terrain Vehicle Registration and Operation

Chapter 61. Land and Water Conservation Fund—Statement of Policy