$2.6 million in Marcellus Shale revenue coming to 21st District

More than $2.6 million in Marcellus Shale impact fee revenue will be distributed to counties and municipalities in the 21st Senatorial District, according to Senator Scott E. Hutchinson.

Counties and municipalities in the 21st District will receive the following distribution:

  • Butler County and its municipalities in the 21st District — $1,624,002 ($2.9 million total)
  • Clarion County and municipalities — $308,157
  • Erie County (no municipal payouts) — $235,295
  • Forest County and municipalities — $281,341
  • Venango County and municipalities — $119,031
  • Warren County and municipalities in the 21st District — $70,438 ($71,322 total)

A breakdown of municipal payments is attached to this release.

Under the Marcellus Shale Impact Fee legislation, Act 13 of 2012 , the Public Utility Commission collects and distribution of impact fees. The PUC is required to distribute the collected impact fee revenue for 2012 to counties and municipalities by July 1, 2013. More information regarding the Act 13 revenue collections can be found on the new PUC interactive website .

Background on Act 13 Revenue Distribution

The impact fee legislation requires that approximately $25.5 million of the annual revenue go to state agencies to offset the statewide impact of drilling. These agencies include the State Conservation Commission, County Conservation Districts, PA Fish & Boat Commission, PA Emergency Management Agency, Office of State Fire Commissioners, PA Department of Transportation, Natural Gas Energy Development, Housing Affordability & Rehab Enforcement Fund, PUC and DEP.

The residual revenue will be distributed with 60 percent of the remaining funds being sent to counties and municipalities where drilling takes place. Counties and municipalities may utilize the funds in several ways, including for roadways, public safety, environmental programs, agriculture preservation and career and technical job training.

The remaining 40 percent is placed into the Marcellus Legacy Fund which serves as funding for statewide initiatives with local impacts. The Marcellus Legacy Fund includes the Commonwealth Financing Authority, Environmental Stewardship Fund, Highway Bridge Improvement Fund, PennVEST and H2O Program and the Department of Community & Economic Development.

Contact: Justin Leventry (717) 787-9684

BUTLER COUNTY

$1,156,721.26

ALLEGHENY TOWNSHIP

$20,131.84

BRADY TOWNSHIP

$7,352.67

BUTLER CITY

$41,791.18

BUTLER TOWNSHIP

$113,759.83

CENTER TOWNSHIP

$32,065.92

CHERRY TOWNSHIP

$32,799.32

CLAY TOWNSHIP

$16,081.79

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP

$11,780.57

HARRISVILLE BOROUGH

$2,977.21

MARION TOWNSHIP

$12,606.69

MERCER TOWNSHIP

$79,844.95

MUDDY CREEK TOWNSHIP

$18,400.51

PORTERSVILLE BOROUGH

$1,029.92

PROSPECT BOROUGH

$3,895.26

SLIPPERY ROCK BOROUGH

$9,867.95

SLIPPERY ROCK TOWNSHIP

$59,895.92

WEST LIBERTY BOROUGH

$2,722.58

WEST SUNBURY BOROUGH

$276.83

TOTAL

$1,624,002.20

Municipalities outside 21st District

$1,313,927.10

Butler County Total

$2,937,929.30

 

 

 

 

ERIE COUNTY

$235,295.80

No municipal payouts in Erie

 

 

FOREST COUNTY

$117,283.04

BARNETT TOWNSHIP

$6,378.44

GREEN TOWNSHIP

$10,984.98

HARMONY TOWNSHIP

$8,516.22

HICKORY TOWNSHIP

$18,731.69

HOWE TOWNSHIP

$19,761.95

JENKS TOWNSHIP

$56,400.19

KINGSLEY TOWNSHIP

$19,178.21

TIONESTA BOROUGH

$3,064.70

TIONESTA TOWNSHIP

$21,042.15

TOTAL

$281,341.57

 

VENANGO COUNTY 

$72,157.92

ALLEGHENY TOWNSHIP

$176.45

BARKEYVILLE BOROUGH

$34.62

CANAL TOWNSHIP

$589.17

CHERRYTREE TOWNSHIP

$989.31

CLINTON TOWNSHIP

$431.92

CLINTONVILLE BOROUGH

$60.41

COOPERSTOWN BOROUGH

$59.19

CORNPLANTER TOWNSHIP

$987.82

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP

$2,083.49

EMLENTON BOROUGH

$184.36

FRANKLIN CITY

$1,594.14

FRENCHCREEK TOWNSHIP

$7,478.48

IRWIN TOWNSHIP

$777.79

JACKSON TOWNSHIP

$657.58

MINERAL TOWNSHIP

$347.07

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP

$7,501.19

OIL CITY CITY

$2,646.13

OIL CREEK TOWNSHIP

$254.94

PINEGROVE TOWNSHIP

$682.16

PLEASANTVILLE BOROUGH

$103.54

PLUM TOWNSHIP

$640.10

POLK BOROUGH

$193.32

PRESIDENT TOWNSHIP

$377.89

RICHLAND TOWNSHIP

$14,026.98

ROCKLAND TOWNSHIP

$887.91

ROUSEVILLE BOROUGH

$149.43

SANDYCREEK TOWNSHIP

$675.26

SCRUBGRASS TOWNSHIP

$356.52

SUGARCREEK BOROUGH

$1,598.21

UTICA BOROUGH

$75.80

VICTORY TOWNSHIP

$252.16

TOTAL

$119,031.26

CLARION COUNTY

$132,381.43

ASHLAND TOWNSHIP

$8,918.41

BEAVER TOWNSHIP

$4,203.09

BRADY TOWNSHIP

$76.94

CALLENSBURG BOROUGH

$287.10

CLARION BOROUGH

$2,855.53

CLARION TOWNSHIP

$6,069.07

EAST BRADY BOROUGH

$1,325.29

ELK TOWNSHIP

$16,376.68

EMLENTON BOROUGH

$11.38

FARMINGTON TOWNSHIP

$4,458.48

FOXBURG BOROUGH

$291.48

HAWTHORN BOROUGH

$692.62

HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP

$657.48

KNOX BOROUGH

$1,437.09

KNOX TOWNSHIP

$1,766.13

LICKING TOWNSHIP

$1,520.38

LIMESTONE TOWNSHIP

$11,873.13

MADISON TOWNSHIP

$2,881.45

MILLCREEK TOWNSHIP

$2,115.46

MONROE TOWNSHIP

$3,774.90

NEW BETHLEHEM BOROUGH

$1,289.17

PAINT TOWNSHIP

$2,628.27

PERRY TOWNSHIP

$2,917.62

PINEY TOWNSHIP

$1,329.34

PORTER TOWNSHIP

$31,415.55

REDBANK TOWNSHIP

$10,080.39

RICHLAND TOWNSHIP

$1,433.53

RIMERSBURG BOROUGH

$1,150.04

St. PETERSBURG BOROUGH

$509.27

SALEM TOWNSHIP

$2,200.77

SHIPPENVILLE BOROUGH

$604.99

SLIGO BOROUGH

$958.06

STRATTANVILLE BOROUGH

$332.40

TOBY TOWNSHIP

$30,475.93

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP

$16,859.07

TOTAL

$308,157.92

 

 

WARREN COUNTY

$47,885.83

BEAR LAKE BOROUGH

$14.91

BROKENSTRAW TOWNSHIP

$7,466.23

CHERRY GROVE TOWNSHIP

$68.64

COLUMBUS TOWNSHIP

$324.88

CONEWANGO TOWNSHIP

$963.67

DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP

$253.88

ELDRED TOWNSHIP

$450.38

ELK TOWNSHIP

$94.83

FARMINGTON TOWNSHIP

$650.52

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP

$641.47

GLADE TOWNSHIP

$210.64

LIMESTONE TOWNSHIP

$168.31

PINE GROVE TOWNSHIP

$272.66

PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP

$7,296.47

PLEASANT TOWNSHIP

$564.61

SHEFFIELD TOWNSHIP

$502.10

SOUTHWEST TOWNSHIP

$379.40

SPRING CREEK TOWNSHIP

$615.01

SUGAR GROVE BOROUGH

$45.85

SUGAR GROVE TOWNSHIP

$765.66

TIDIOUTE BOROUGH

$57.26

TRIUMPH TOWNSHIP

$300.88

WATSON TOWNSHIP

$65.35

YOUNGSVILLE BOROUGH

$379.07

21st District TOTAL

$70,438.51

Municipalities outside 21st District

$883.75

County Total

$71,322.26

 

 

 

 

Butler County

$1,624,002.20

Clarion County

$308,157.92

Erie County

$235,295.80

Forest County

$281,341.57

Venango County

$119,031.26

Warren County

$70,438.51

21st District Total

$2,638,267.26