A total of $4,587,903 in Marcellus Shale impact fee revenue will be distributed to counties and municipalities in the 47th Senatorial District, according to Senator Elder Vogel.
Counties and municipalities in the 47th District will receive the following distribution:
- Beaver County and municipalities in the 47th District — $830,249 ($886,379 total)
- Butler County and municipalities in the 47th District — $2,675,468 ($5,658,821 total)
- Lawrence County — $1,082,186
A breakdown of county and municipal payments is below.
Under the Marcellus Shale Impact Fee legislation, Act 13 of 2012, the Public Utility Commission collects and distribution of impact fees. The PUC is required to distribute the collected impact fee revenue for 2014 to counties and municipalities. More information regarding the Act 13 revenue collections can be found on the new PUC interactive website.
“Act 13 imposed a reasonable fee on drillers and uses those revenues for environmental protection efforts and to assist local and county governments most directly impacted by the drilling operations,” Senator Vogel said. “This is certainly a boost for the counties in the 47th District and probably even more so for the local municipalities. This industry is providing jobs and economic opportunities that are also important to our regional economy.”
Background on Act 13 Revenue Distribution
The impact fee legislation requires that approximately $25.5 million of the annual revenue go to state agencies to offset the statewide impact of drilling. These agencies include the State Conservation Commission, County Conservation Districts, PA Fish & Boat Commission, PA Emergency Management Agency, Office of State Fire Commissioners, PA Department of Transportation, Natural Gas Energy Development, Housing Affordability & Rehab Enforcement Fund, PUC and DEP.
The residual revenue will be distributed with 60 percent of the remaining funds being sent to counties and municipalities where drilling takes place. Counties and municipalities may utilize the funds in several ways, including for roadways, public safety, environmental programs, agriculture preservation and career and technical job training.
The remaining 40 percent is placed into the Marcellus Legacy Fund which serves as funding for statewide initiatives with local impacts. The Marcellus Legacy Fund includes the Commonwealth Financing Authority, Environmental Stewardship Fund, Highway Bridge Improvement Fund, PENNVEST and H2O Program and the Department of Community & Economic Development.
CONTACT: Cheryl Schriner (717) 787-3076
Act 13 disbursements in the 47th District
|BEAVER FALLS CITY||$8,751.22|
|BIG BEAVER BOROUGH||$10,092.67|
|EAST ROCHESTER BOROUGH||$323.66|
|ELLWOOD CITY BOROUGH||$693.85|
|NEW BRIGHTON BOROUGH||$6,075.43|
|NEW GALILEE BOROUGH||$508.22|
|NEW SEWICKLEY TOWNSHIP||$75,669.13|
|NORTH SEWICKLEY TOWNSHIP||$7,693.23|
|PATTERSON HEIGHTS BOROUGH||$721.34|
|SOUTH BEAVER TOWNSHIP||$64,754.17|
|WEST MAYFIELD BOROUGH||$1,756.18|
|MUDDY CREEK TOWNSHIP||$52,236.03|
|ELLWOOD CITY BOROUGH||$16,432.08|
|ENON VALLEY BOROUGH||$794.32|
|LITTLE BEAVER TOWNSHIP||$30,828.32|
|NEW BEAVER BOROUGH||$6,092.38|
|NEW CASTLE CITY||$51,842.40|
|NEW WILMINGTON BOROUGH||$4,706.86|
|NORTH BEAVER TOWNSHIP||$53,956.84|
|PLAIN GROVE TOWNSHIP||$5,471.30|
|SLIPPERY ROCK TOWNSHIP||$13,655.96|
|SOUTH NEW CASTLE BOROUGH||$1,924.36|