ARTICLE III. PRACTICE AND PROCEDURES


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21.    [Reserved] … 21.1   (View pdf)
23.    ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY BOARD POLICY FOR PROCESSING PETITIONS—STATEMENT OF POLICY … 23.1   (View pdf)
24.    MODEL PROCEDURE FOR MEANINGFUL PUBLIC PARTICIPATION—STATEMENT OF POLICY … 24.1
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   (Editor’s Note: For the text of the rules of practice and procedures before the Environmental Hearing Board, see Chapter 1021 (relating to practice and procedures).)

Notes of Decisions

   Exhaustion Requirement Inapplicable

   For a regulatory taking action to be ripe, the final decision maker must have acted, not the entity with the final review powers. In this case, the requirement of exhaustion of administrative appeals was inapplicable because the appellants are in no way challenging the action of an administrative agency without allowing the administrative process the chance to correct the decision; instead, they are relying on the agency’s determination that there were no special circumstances entitling them to a variance. Gardner v. Department of Environmental Resources, 658 A.2d 440 (Pa. Cmwlth. 1995).

   Jurisdiction

   The appellant’s challenge to restrictions which the Environmental Quality Board promulgated under Federal law was a challenge to a state regulation and, therefore, the Environmental Hearing Board had jurisdiction. Croner, Inc. v. Department of Environmental Resources, 589 A.2d 1183 (Pa. Cmwlth. 1991).



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