FUND(S):

0273 General Revenue Fund

Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund



Fiscal Note Summary


Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.


    We anticipate that the proposed legislation will require one part-time (.5 fte), Environmental Technician I to handle the duties. This includes forwarding all plats and data relating to horizontally drilled wells to the United States Geological Survey and to the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey.
    
    This legislation will also require the creation of a publicly accessible database containing all of the information on horizontally drilled wells.
    
    The Environmental Technician I will be responsible for maintaining the information in the database.



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2012
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2013
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 35,322 25,322
Personal Services 0 22,822 22,822
Current Expenses 0 12,500 2,500
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0


Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):


    The legislation will require one part time (.5 fte) Environmental Technician I. We have estimated the salary at mid-range with benefits and a minimal amount of current expense.
    
    The creation of the database will require a one time investment of $10,000. This cost will not be on-going.
    
    Our estimate does not recognize any activity on this legislation until July 1, 2012.
    
    



Memorandum


     Person submitting Fiscal Note: Jean Sheppard
     Email Address: jean.j.sheppard@wv.gov