Impact Fee Tax Brings $26.4 Million Back to 46th District, Bartolotta Says

HARRISBURG – The Impact Fee tax on unconventional natural gas wells will once again deliver millions of dollars in funding to communities and projects throughout the 46th Senatorial District, including Washington and Greene counties and parts of Beaver County, according to Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-46).

Impact Fee taxes 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 tax provides funding to the Commonwealth Financing Authority, which in turn has generated more than $26.4 million in grants for the 46th Senatorial District.

The 46th District’s impact fee distribution allocates:

  • $5.5 million to Washington County.
  • $9.5 million to Washington County municipalities.
  • $3.9 million to Greene County.
  • $6.9 million to Greene County municipalities.
  • $548,500 to Beaver County.
  • $124,000 to Beaver County municipalities (46th District portion).

“Out of all 67 counties in the state, Washington and Greene counties are both in the top five for the amount of Impact Fee tax dollars received. Our communities will have significant support that doesn’t burden taxpayers for public infrastructure needs, like stormwater systems, emergency preparedness, environmental programs, tax reductions and social services,” Bartolotta said.

With the 2023 distribution, the natural gas industry, which provides thousands of family-sustaining jobs, has paid $2.7 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

CONTACT: Katrina Hanna, 717-787-1463

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