HARRISBURG – The Impact Fee on unconventional natural gas wells will once again deliver millions of dollars in funding to communities and projects throughout the 46th Senatorial District, including Greene County and parts of Washington and Beaver counties, according to Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-46).
Impact Fees are levied in addition to regular business taxes paid by every corporation in Pennsylvania. The disbursements were based on a formula established in Act 13 of 2012 to ensure communities affected by drilling receive their fair share of funding for projects such as road and bridge repairs, housing and other infrastructure needs.
The Impact Fee provides funding to the Commonwealth Financing Authority, which in turn has generated more than $36.4 million in grants for the 46th Senatorial District.
The 46th District’s impact fee distribution allocates:
- $5.4 million to Greene County government.
- $9.6 million to Greene County municipalities.
- $7.7 million to Washington County government.
- $12.8 million to Washington County municipalities, excluding Peters.
- $731,668 to Beaver County government.
- $193,443 to Beaver County municipalities.
“This year’s Impact Fee Distribution is especially beneficial to us as 27% of all county and municipal distributions for the entire state are going just to the 46th District. It is a much more substantial portion, which will be used to improve the area for everyone,” Bartolotta said.
With the 2021 distribution, the natural gas industry, which provides thousands of family-sustaining jobs, has paid $2.26 billion in impact fees since 2012.
A complete list of disbursements to counties and municipalities is available on the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s website at www.puc.state.pa.us.
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