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Pennsylvania Historic and Archaeological Laws and Regulations

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.


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