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Pennsylvania Historic and Archaeological Laws
At the state level, The Pennsylvania History Code (Title
37 PA C.S.P.L. 414 No. 72, May 26, 1988) offers similar protection as
that of Section of 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act at
a state level. The Commonwealth understands and supports the need to
protect Pennsylvania's irreplaceable cultural past that is found in
its architecture and archeological sites. It states that the Pennsylvania
Historical and Museum Commission shall be consulted by Commonwealth
agencies on all projects funded by state funds.
Section 2002 of Pennsylvania Act 120 of 1970 requires
the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to issue specific findings
whenever lands from recreation areas, wildlife and waterfowl refuges,
historic sites, forest, wilderness, game lands and public parks are
needed for state-funded highway or transportation purposes.