|Date Requested:February 01, 2011
Time Requested:11:03 AM
| FUND(S) |
6700-16 STATE ROAD FUND
Sources of Revenue
Legislation creates:A New Program
Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.
The legislation will require the DOH to develop a temporary natural gas resource transportation system with permits and signage denoting the roadways impacted. It will require the DOH to issue a permit to a well owner for two year period with a one-time extension.
The DOH will need to have at least one employee in each district stationed in the field monitoring the well roads to determine any violations.
Additionally, office personnel will require at least one supervisor to develop permits and coordinate with the Division of Environmental Protection. One clerk will be needed to assist in the tracking of all the permits.
While no funding is specifically allocated, 17C-17C-5(f) requires the DOH to develop a schedule of permit fees.
|Effect of Proposal||Fiscal Year|
|1. Estmated Total Cost||0||-995,000||-995,000|
|Repairs and Alterations||0||0||0|
|2. Estimated Total Revenues||0||0||0|
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
IN FIELD PERSONNEL:
Engineering Technician w/overhead $60,000
1 4x4 Vehicle 11,000
x 10 Districts 10
Total Cost of In-field Monitoring $710,000
CENTRAL OFFICE PERSONNEL:
1 Office Supervisor w/overhead $60,000
1 Clerk w/overhead 45,000
Total Central Office Personnel $105,000
Signage $ 450
20 roads w/2 signs x 10 districts 400
Total Signage costs $180,000
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST $995,000*
*Costs can be offset by a fee schedule as noted in 17C-17C-5(f)
| 1. The bill states in 17C-17C-5 that a permit issued by the DOH shall only be for two years with a one-time one-year extension. This may not be a sufficient time frame.
2. The DOH has worked with the industry to develop a highway maintenance policy which addresses well owners involved in both the small wells and the large Marcellus wells. The policy provides options for both types of well owners:
1. Agreements for large wells
2. Permits for small wells
3. Bonding options based on single, district or statewide well drilling
4. Allows for negotiations on bonding amounts for district or statewide use.
The policy has been accepted by both WVONGA and IOGA.