Jun. 22, 2023

HARRISBURG – Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) today announced that communities in the 44th Legislative District in Allegheny County will receive more than $211,000 in Marcellus Shale impact fees.

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) reports this year’s distribution of nearly $279 million is more than $44 million higher than last year, driven primarily by the average price of natural gas in 2022.

“I am pleased to see the industry continues to create jobs and increase local revenue,” said Gaydos. “The funding can be used in a variety of ways that improve our quality of life, including water system upgrades, clean air and road repairs.”

The following impact fee disbursements in the 44th District were announced:

Aleppo Township - $1,121
Bell Acres Borough - $1,811
Crescent Township - $2,004
Edgeworth Borough – $1,653
Findlay Township - $167,413
Glen Osborne Borough - $187
Glenfield Borough - $90
Haysville Borough - $31
Leet Township - $1,151
Leetsdale Borough - $1,245
Moon Township - $18,566
North Fayette Township - $11,507
Sewickley Borough - $3,066
Sewickley Heights Borough - $1,013
Sewickley Hills Borough - $529

Allegheny County will receive more than $2.29 million in funding. 

Under Act 13 of 2012, impact fees are collected from the drilling companies with 60% returned to counties and municipalities affected by drilling. The rest of the money goes into a Marcellus Shale Legacy Fund, a portion of which is provided to counties. The remaining funds are used by the state for emergency response planning, training and other activities; water, storm water, and sewer system construction and repair; infrastructure maintenance and repair; as well as statewide environmental initiatives.

Checks to municipalities are expected to be distributed in early July.

Representative Valerie Gaydos
44th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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