Agricultural Lands Condemnation Approval Board (ALCAB)
The board oversees the condemnation of farmlands enrolled in the Agricultural Security Area, or ASA, or other productive farmlands. The Bureau facilitates the ALCAB. The board convenes on an as-needed basis whenever a petition to condemn is submitted to the Secretary of Agriculture.
The board is comprised of representatives from the Departments of Agriculture (chair), Environmental Protection and Transportation, in addition to a representative of the Governor's Office and two farmer members. Certain exemptions to board jurisdiction include work to existing highways and projects that have Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) or Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) approval.