Impact Fee Miscalculations Corrected
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The city of Williamsport will receive an extra $300,000 after state officials say they corrected miscalculations in how much revenue some municipalities will receive from the booming natural gas drilling industry.
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission released the revised figures last week. It disclosed the errors in late October. Most municipalities will see a change of hundreds or thousands of dollars. Williamsport's change is by far the biggest and will result in it getting $560,000, instead of $260,000.
The utility commission says the miscalculation affected municipalities within 5 miles of a well. It says payments are still be made by the law's deadline of Dec. 1.
The mistakes were discovered after the utility commission published the numbers on Oct. 15 and some municipalities asked the commission to doublecheck their amount.
To see the amount municipalities across the state will receive, click here: http://www.puc.state.pa.us/NaturalGas/pdf/MarcellusShale/Act13-County_Muncipality_Payments2011.pdf