Date Requested:February 16, 2013
Time Requested:10:16 AM
Agency: Environmental Protection, Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2013R1487 Introduced HB2257
CBD Subject: INFORMATION ON HORIZONTAL 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.

    The DEP anticipates that the proposed legislation will require one part-time (.5 fte), Environmental Technician I to handle the day-to-day 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. They will also be responsible for maintaining the information in the database.
    
    This legislation will also require the services of a programmer to develop the web-site, to assist in converting existing data into the web-site, and to provide technical support and maintenance, as needed.

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 48,928 38,928
Personal Services 0 36,428 36,428
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 DEP is estimating one part-time Environmental Technician one (.5 fte) to handle the day-to-day responsibilities of the proposed legislation. We have estimated this position's salary at the mid-range, with benefits and a minimal amount of current expense per year to cover office expenses.
    
    We have estimated a part-time GIS Tech (.25 fte) to develop the public accessible web-site and assist with data conversion and on-going technical support and maintenance. We have estimated this position's salary at the mid-range, with benefits and minimal current expense.
    
    We also anticipate additional expenses of $10,000 in the first year for everything required to develop the web-site. This will not be an on-going expense.
    
    Our estimate does not recognize any activity on this project until July 1, 2013.


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Jean Sheppard
Email Address:
Jean.J.Sheppard@wv.gov