Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    HB2062 requires the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to initiate a study, with the School of Public Health at West Virginia University, for the purpose of studying the human and environmental health impacts of shale gas development. This proposed legislation requires the study to be performed for all potential pollutants from shale gas development. The annual cost of this study is estimated to be $450,000 per year. There is no end date specified for the study.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost 75,000 450,000 450,000
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 75,000 450,000 450,000
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):

    DEP estimates that this study will cost $450,000 per year in order to provide the high level of expected research and reporting required. The on-going nature of this proposed legislation will result in this cost annually. With a projected begin date of May 1, DEP has estimated two months expense in 2013.


    HB2062 does not specify an end date for the study. The estimate provided has been based on the study being on-going.

    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Jean Sheppard
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