Date Requested:February 14, 2013
Time Requested:04:46 PM
Agency: Environmental Protection, Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2013R1474 Introduced HB2062
CBD Subject: SHALE GAS DEVELOPMENT IMPACT
FUND(S)
0273
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.

    HB2062 requires the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to initiate a study, with the School of Public Health at West Virginia University, for the purpose of studying the human and environmental health impacts of shale gas development. This proposed legislation requires the study to be performed for all potential pollutants from shale gas development. The annual cost of this study is estimated to be $450,000 per year. There is no end date specified for the study.

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2013
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2014
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 75,000 450,000 450,000
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 75,000 450,000 450,000
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):
    DEP estimates that this study will cost $450,000 per year in order to provide the high level of expected research and reporting required. The on-going nature of this proposed legislation will result in this cost annually. With a projected begin date of May 1, DEP has estimated two months expense in 2013.


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Jean Sheppard
Email Address:
Jean.J.Sheppard@wv.gov
    HB2062 does not specify an end date for the study. The estimate provided has been based on the study being on-going.