ACRE Acceptance Letters

Through the ACRE program, the Office of Attorney General is committed to providing information to the Pennsylvania agricultural community and local governments; however, the Office of Attorney General cannot provide legal advice to an individual, organization or local government.  ACRE Acceptance Letters (2006 to present date) do not constitute official Office of Attorney General legal opinions under the Commonwealth Attorneys Act, 71 P.S. §732-204(a).  ACRE Acceptance Letters do not constitute legal advice.  Acceptance Letters are fact-specific; the conclusions found therein depend on the individual circumstances of the ACRE complainant, the issues presented and the particular ordinances in dispute.  The Acceptance Letters are offered only for informational purposes, to provide guidance to the agricultural community and local government.  For more information, please contact the Office of Attorney General ACRE Office at acre@attorneygeneral.gov.

Received Township Issue Acceptance Letter
February 2019 East Nottingham Township Timber View Letter
January 2019 South Londonderry Township Timber Harvesting View Letter
July 2018 Todd Township CAO/CAFO/Intensive Agriculture/Community Bill of Rights View Letter
June 2018 Clay Township Timber View Letter
June 2018 Eldred Township Timber View Letter
February 2018 East Penn Township Biosolids View Letter
November 2017 Longswamp Township Irrigation, Well Drilling, Fees View Letter
October 2017 Lower Milford Township Timber – Fees & Escrow Account View Letter
August 2017 Latimore Township Local Ordinance Violating ACRE as it is Applied to Nursery Owner View Letter
June 2017 Ferguson Township Equine Operations as a Normal Agricultural Operation & Minimum Acreage Requirements View Letter
May 2017 Pennsbury Township Resource Protection Standards and Stormwater Management ordinances as applied to timber View Letter
May 2017 Maxatawny Township Intensive Agriculture/CAO/CAFO View Letter
April 2017 Woodward Township Setbacks View Letter
February 2017 Lower Saucon Timber Harvesting View Letter
February 2017 North Coventry Timber Harvesting and Weight Limitations on Roads View Letter
November 2016 Walker Township “Intensive Agriculture,” Normal Agricultural Operation, AEU’s, Township Review Requirements, Odor Abatement View Letter
November 2016 Cumberland Township Intensive Agriculture, CAO/CAFO, Minimum Lot Size, Setbacks, Manure Management, One Type of Agriculture Allowed in Zone but not Another Type of Agriculture View Letter
November 2016 Gratz Borough Intensive Agriculture, CAO/CAFO, Minimum Lot Size, Odor Management, Site of Buildings, Setbacks, One Type of Agriculture Allowed in Zone but not Another Type of Agriculture View Letter
August 2016 East Brandywine Township Timber View Letter
August 2016 Woodward Township Types of Agriculture Permitted in the Agriculture Zone View Letter
July 2016 Salem Township CAO/CAFO, Agricultural Uses in a Zoning District, Minimum Acreage Size, Setbacks, Tree Buffers View Letter
December 2015 Monroeville Township Timber View Letter
December 2015 Salem Township Timber View Letter
November 2015 East Nantmeal Township Timber View Letter
November 2015 Newlin Township Equine Operations View Letter
August 2015 Franklin Township Mushroom Farming View Letter
July 2015 Union Township Right to Farm Act and 50% Minimum Production View Letter
May 2015 Mount Joy Township Poultry Operations, On-Site Slaughtering View Letter
April 2015 Montour Township Intensive Agriculture, CAO/CAFO, AEU, Swine Operations, Agriculture Buildings, Assurances with Performance Guarantees, Setbacks, Manure Storage View Letter
February 2015 Highland Township Intensive Agriculture/CAO/CAFO View Letter
December 2014 Heidelberg Township et.al. Intensive Agriculture, CAO/CAFO, RTFA 50% Minimum Production, Type of Agriculture Permitted in Agriculture Zone, Minimum Acreage Requirements, WRPA, AASL, NOMA, Setbacks, Composting View Letter
October 2014 East Hopewell Township Sewage Sludge View Letter
August 2013 Maidencreek Township Use of Private Well for Horticulture View Letter
April 2013 Warrington Township Grinding to Make Soil and Mulch for Use On-Site View Letter
December 2012 Huntington Township Intensive Agriculture, CAO/CAFO, Normal Agricultural Operation View Letter
July 2012 West Fallowfield Township Cervidae Livestock View Letter
November 2011 Hilltown Township RTFA 50% Minimum Production, Water Resources Protection Act View Letter
June 2011 Heidelberg Township CAO/CAFO, Impervious Coverage, Setbacks, Odor & Manure Management, Food Waste, Agricultural Transition District, Wellhead Protection View Letter
February 2011 Locust Township Intensive Animal Ag., CAO/CAFO, AEU, Stormwater, Emergency Response Plan, Water Usage, Minimum Acreage Size, Setbacks, Bonding & Insurance View Letter
August 2010 Drumore Township Cervidae Livestock View Letter
April 2010 Colerain Township Intensive Agriculture, CAO/CAFO, Setbacks, Odor Management View Letter
January 2010 Shrewsbury Township Sewage Sludge View Letter
September 2009 Elizabeth Township CAO/CAFO, Odor Management, Setbacks View Letter
May 2009 Shrewsbury Township Uniform Construction Code View Letter
August 2008 Hartley Township CAO/CAFO, Setbacks, Minimum Acreage Requirements View Letter
August 2008 Lewis Township CAO/CAFO, Setbacks, NMA, Minimum Acreage Size View Letter
June 2008 Montour Township CAO/CAFO, AEU, Minimum Acreage Size, Setbacks, Manure Storage View Letter
February 2008 Salem Township Animal Control Ordinance View Letter
August 2007 Salem Township Timber View Letter
August 2007 East Brunswick Township Model Biosolids Ordinance View Letter
August 2007 Lewis Township & Turbotville Borough Exclusion of CAO’s, Minimum Acreage Size, AEU’s View Letter
July 2006 Lower Towamensing Township Intensive Agriculture & Setbacks View Letter
April 2006 Lower Oxford Township Mushroom Composting View Letter
January 2006 Upper Providence Township Composting View Letter