Natural Gas Act 13 Reports
Act 13 (Impact Fee)
Act 13 of 2012 (Impact Fee) was signed into law by Governor Corbett on Feb. 14, 2012. Act 13/Impact Fee amends Title 58 (Oil and Gas) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes (Act 13 of 2012).
Act 13/Impact Fee provides for the imposition of an unconventional gas well fee (also called an impact fee), and the distribution of those funds to local and state governments. Act 13/Impact Fee also contains provisions regarding how the impact fee may be spent. A significant portion of the funds collected will be distributed directly to local governments to cover the local impacts of drilling. Also, several state agencies will receive funding to be used for a variety of other purposes.
Act 13/Impact Fee specifically provides for the imposition of an unconventional well fee by county (or alternatively municipalities compelling the imposition of an unconventional well fee). A county may impose the fee if unconventional gas wells are located within its borders and it passes an ordinance within 60 days of the effective date of Act 13. A county that does not pass an ordinance imposing a fee shall be prohibited from receiving funds. This prohibition shall remain in effect until a county passes an ordinance imposing a fee.
2012 Unconventional Gas Well Fund Usage Report
2013 Unconventional Gas Well Fund Usage Report
Act 13 Report Bellefonte Borough Spending for 2013
Act 13 Report Bellefonte Borough Spending for 2014
Act 13 Report Bellefonte Borough Spending for 2015
Act 13 Report Bellefonte Borough Spending for 2016