Date Requested:February 16, 2013
Time Requested:10:14 AM
Agency: Environmental Protection, Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2013R1486 Introduced HB2256
CBD Subject: CRADLE TO GRAVE WATER MONITORING
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.

    REVISED FISCAL NOTE FOR HB2256
    
    This proposed legislation will have significant start-up costs that include land acquisition, construction, hardware and software costs. In addition to these costs, we anticipate the bill will require two full time (2 fte) Environmental Resource Specialist III's to track and maintain the data and monitor that the system is functioning properly. As written, there is no revenue available to fund the start-up costs for this legislation. In addition to start-up cost funding, separate rules would need to be developed for operating revenue.

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 0 1,374,504 210,504
Personal Services 0 128,064 128,064
Current Expenses 0 66,440 82,440
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 1,180,000 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    The above estimate of $1,374,504 is the cost of one withdrawal site. The total cost to the state to implement this bill would vary depending upon the number of withdrawal sites.
    
    We currently have 51 individual horizontal well water supply withdrawal sites spread over 18 counties. We would anticipate the need for two regional withdrawal locations in each of the 18 counties for a total of 36 sites.
    
    TOTAL START-UP COST ASSUMING 36 SITES = $42,480,000
    
    TOTAL ANNUAL OPERATION COSTS ASSUMING 36 SITES = $2,570,904*
    
    *REVISED
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Jean Sheppard
Email Address:
Jean.J.Sheppard@wv.gov
    The dollar amount shown in the fiscal note detail only reflects the cost of an individual withdrawal site. The explanation provided reflects the potential cost of multiple sites.