Local Government Reporting Requirements
Municipalities and counties receiving funds from the Unconventional Gas Well Fund are required to report the expenditure of these funds to the Commission annually. However, counties are NOT required to report the expenditure of funds distributed by the Commission from the Marcellus Legacy Fund. The Unconventional Gas Well Fund Usage Report is available.
Please note that the checks distributed by the Commission to counties include the total amount of funds distributed from both the Unconventional Gas Well Fund and the Marcellus Legacy Fund. As such, counties must review their local distribution information and report the usage for the line item labeled "Counties with Spud Unconventional Wells."
Act 13/Impact Fee also places a restriction, or cap, on the amount of Impact Fee funds municipalities may receive from the Unconventional Gas Well Fund. This cap does not apply to counties. The cap is the greater of $500,000 or 50 percent fo the municipality's total budget for the prior fiscal year beginning with the 2010 budget year. These caps may be adjusted to reflect upward changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
Municipalities must submit a Municipality Approved Budget Report Form by March 1 of each year.
Municipalities that fail to properly file their Municipality Approved Budget Report Form will be limited to a $500,000 CPI adjusted maximum distribution from the Unconventional Gas Well Fund.
Act 13 Reporting Requirements - A list of local government reporting requirements for Act 13, including important dates and frequently asked questions.