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Coal Mining Reclamation Fee Amount for 2017

[46 Pa.B. 7760]
[Saturday, December 10, 2016]

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) announces the amount of the per acre Reclamation Fee for 2017. This notice is required by 25 Pa. Code § 86.17 (relating to permit and reclamation fees). Effective January 1, 2017, the per acre Reclamation Fee will be $0 due to a settlement and State budget appropriation. The fee amount is recalculated each year in accordance with 25 Pa. Code § 86.17(e)(4). Refer to this section of the regulations for further information about the process.

 Annual adjustments to the per acre Reclamation Fee are based on a fiscal year report that contains a financial analysis of the revenue and expenditures from the Reclamation Fee O & M Trust Account for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-2016. The report also provides projections for FY 2016-2017. The report was reviewed with the Department's Mining and Reclamation Advisory Board on October 20, 2016.

 The final fiscal year report is available at http://www.dep.pa.gov./Business/Land/Mining/BureauofMiningPrograms/Reports/Pages/default.aspx.

PATRICK McDONNELL, 
Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 16-2125. Filed for public inspection December 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]



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