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PA Act 13

PA Act 13 2012 is a comprehensive act that affects Oil and Gas Operations and provides a mechanism by which an impact fee can be imposed on unconventional well drilling throughout the Commonwealth.  It further provides how funds are disbursed from the Unconventional Well Fund (UWF) to state programs and initiatives and to the counties and municipalities that are experiencing impacts as a result of unconventional well drilling.The Act also:

  • Creates the Natural Gas Energy Development Program for the purposes of increasing the use of natural gas for transportation.
  • Strengthens existing environmental regulations and creates new standards for unconventional well drilling.
  • Seeks to improve consistency among local zoning regulations throughout the state.

Please click on the following link for more information:  http://www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/westmoreland/cwp/view.asp