Shale Energy Law Blog
Act 13 Impact Fee Revenues Announced
October 16, 2012
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and Governor Tom Corbett announced yesterday that Pennsylvania’s Act 13 impact fees have generated $204.2 million in revenue through October 15, 2012. $108.7 million dollars will be distributed directly to local governments in areas hosting unconventional wells. The remaining $72.4 million finances the Marcellus Legacy Fund, which supports several statewide funds that finance infrastructure, environmental protection, and recreation. This chart provides a breakdown of how the $204.2 million will be allocated, while this chart indicates the amounts that will be dispersed to each county and local government. Four Southwestern town townships, South Fayette, Cecil, Robinson and Mount Pleasant, will have their impact fees withheld while drilling ordinances they have passed are being reviewed by the state.