§ 13.35. References to the Commonwealth.

 (a)  The government of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at the Statewide level shall be referred to as the Commonwealth except when used in connection with a reference to the government of the United States of America, when the term State is used. The following are examples:

   (1)  The agency shall consider mutual problems concerning Federal and State programs, activities and services which affect local government.

   (2)  The agency shall promote cooperation among Commonwealth and local agencies in order to maximize the interchange of available information.

 (b)  The territory under the jurisdiction of the government of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania shall be referred to as ‘‘this Commonwealth’’ except that a reference to ‘‘this State’’ or ‘‘Pennsylvania’’ shall be used when required to avoid ambiguity. The following are examples:

   (1)  The notice shall be deemed to have been given to all persons residing within this Commonwealth.

   (2)  The heads of departments and agencies of the Commonwealth shall minimize health hazards caused by the facilities and activities of the Commonwealth in this State.


   The provisions of this §  13.35 added by JCD Order No. 6, dated May 21, 1970, 1 Pa.B. 10.

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