Thursday, March 17, 2016

Senate Committee To Consider Recycling Fee, Septic System, Other Bills March 22

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee is scheduled to meet March 22 on legislation authorizing a local recycling fee, further allowing the use of alternative septic systems in sewage planning, establishing a private dam financial assurance program and a limited oil and gas permit fee exemption.  The bills include--
-- Alternative Septic Systems: Senate Bill 1114 (Yaw-R-Lycoming) allowing the use of alternative on-lot septic systems on the sewage facility planning process (sponsor summary);
-- Recycling Fee: Senate Bill 1041 (Schwank-D-Berks) amending Act 101 to authorize counties and local governments to charge a recycling fee (sponsor summary);
-- Onondaga Permit Fee Exemption: Senate Bill 1145 (Yaw-R-Lycoming) amending the Oil and Gas Conservation Law to exempt drilling companies that pass through the Onondaga formation without producing it from a $5,000 permit fee (sponsor summary); and
-- Private Dam Financial Assurance: House Bill 1712 (R.Brown-R-Monroe) establishing a Private Dam Financial Assurance Program (House Fiscal Note and summary).
The meeting will be held in Room 8E-B East Wing Capitol Building starting at 9:30. Click Here for a link to watch the meeting live.
Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming) serves as Majority Chair of the Committee and can be contacted by sending email to:   Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne) serves as Minority Chair and can be contacted by sending email to:

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