FUND(S):



Sources of Revenue:

Other Fund n/a

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund



Fiscal Note Summary


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


    2013R1760, HB3001 requires that a removal plan be included in each application for a certificate of approval for large pits and impoundments. In addition, the removal plan must include a composite soil sample test be performed on the ground area underneath a pit or impoundment after it has been drained and the plastic removed.
    
    As it is written, it appears the cost of the soil sampling will be covered by the operator of the well and will not be a cost to the DEP.
    
    The DEP feels that the time to review the removal plan in the initial application, will be minimal and will not result in significant additional cost, or require additional staff.
    
    The change in the proposed legislation does not impact revenues.



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2013
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2014
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 0 0
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
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 DEP's interpretation of the proposed legislation is that the operator will bear the cost of the soil sampling required after a large pit or impoundment is removed. Therefore the Department will not incur these costs.
    
    There will be additional time required to review the initial application due to the addition of the removal plan, however, the DEP fills this time will be minimal and will not result in significant additional cost or require additional staffing



Memorandum


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