Operator Permit Fees Fund

Sources of Revenue:

Special Fund

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    This bill partially replaces a revenue stream from a tax on synthetic fuels, which expired in 2007 and which was used for the operation of DEP's Division of Mining & Reclamation. The Synthetic Fuel Tax provided approximately $4 million per year. This bill proposes to provide an estimated $1.6 million per year in new revenue for the operation of the Division of Mining & Reclamation. Keeping the Division of Mining & Reclamation adequately funded helps West Virginia maintain primacy of its mining program.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
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 1,663,500 1,663,500

Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):

    The proposed legislation does not propose to increase or decrease costs to the State, but to provide a funding mechanism by which DEP's Division of Mining & Reclamation can remain adequately funded to carry out the purposes of the Division. The proposed legislation would raise approximately $1.6 million per year to make up an approximate $4 million shortfall in the Division's budget that came about as a result of the revenue lost upon the expiration of the Synthetic Fuels Tax in 2007.



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Kristin A. Boggs, General Counsel, DEP
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