Snyder: District to receive $5.34 million in Marcellus Shale impact fees
HARRISBURG, June 17 – Calling it great news for the 50th Legislative District, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced the district will be receiving $5.34 million in Marcellus Shale impact fees from 2019.
“This is certainly welcome news for our communities and our counties, especially in light of the economic challenges we’ve been facing due to the current pandemic,” said Snyder. “These funds will go a long way to support several valuable highway, water and sewer projects throughout our district.”
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, which is tasked with implementing the collection and distribution of impact fees as required by Act 13 of 2012, released detailed information on this year’s distribution of impact fees on natural gas producers.
More than $200.36 million in 2019 impact fees will be distributed statewide. Of that amount, county and municipal governments directly affected by drilling will receive $109.18 million for the 2019 reporting year. Additionally, $72.19 million will be transferred to the Marcellus Legacy Fund, which provides financial support for environmental, highway, water and sewer projects, rehabilitation of greenways and other projects throughout the state.
More information on the impact fee can be found at the following link: https://www.act13-reporting.puc.pa.gov/Modules/PublicReporting/Overview.aspx