Saturday, June 16, 2012

Natural Gas in Ohio and Pennsylvania - PA Royalty Payments for Streams

This was posted for my use.  This is actual work by Mr. Timothy Rounds.
Water Usage Law Signed In Ohio
On June 4, 2012, Ohio Governor, John Kasich, signed House Bill 473, which imposes limits on the amount of water businesses may consume without first obtaining a withdrawal and consumptive use permit from the Chief of the Division of Soil and Water Resources. The bill was passed in accordance with the December 2013 deadline imposed in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact.
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Pennsylvania To Collect Royalties For Gas Extracted From Publicly Owned Streams
The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PDCNR) recently instituted a policy to collect royalties for gas extracted beneath publicly owned streams, lakes, and waterways.  The Dam Safety and Encroachments Act of 1978 (32 P.S. § 693.15) vested the ownership of mineral interests under the navigable waterways in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Under the new policy, natural gas drillers are required to acquire a lease from the PDCNR for the lands beneath the waterways where their operations require drilling under, or adjacent to, the waterways.  Furthermore, natural gas drillers may also be required to obtain a submerged lands license from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for use of the streambeds in drilling operations.  The PDCNR posted a partial list of the waterways at:
A copy of the summary of the PDCNR's new policy is posted at:
This article was authored by Timothy R. Rounds, Jackson Kelly PLLC.


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