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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 09-2241


Adjustment of the Coal Mining Reclamation Fee

[39 Pa.B. 6910]
[Saturday, December 5, 2009]

 The Department of Environmental Protection announces the adjustment to the Reclamation Fee. This adjustment is required by the regulations at 25 Pa. Code § 86.17 (relating to permit and reclamation fees). Effective January 1, 2010, the Reclamation Fee for calendar year 2010 will be $0. While the fee will not be assessed in 2010, the regulations require annual adjustments. The fee amount for subsequent years will be calculated in accordance with 25 Pa. Code § 86.17. Refer to this section of the regulations for further information about the process.

 This adjustment is the result of calculations presented in a report that contains a financial analysis of the revenue and expenditures from the account for Fiscal Year 2008-2009 and provides projections for the 2009-2010 fiscal years. The report was reviewed with the Mining and Reclamation Advisory Board on October 22, 2009. Comments were received from one commentator.

 The report and comments are available at the following web site address


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 09-2241. Filed for public inspection December 4, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]

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