Date Requested:January 31, 2012
Time Requested:02:40 PM
Agency: Environmental Protection, Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2012R1263 Introduced HB4361
CBD Subject: HORIZONTALLY DRILLED WELLS
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
Over-all effect
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
3. 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