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House of Representatives
Session of 2013 - 2014 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: January 25, 2013 10:36 AM
From: Representative Curtis G. Sonney
To: All House members
Subject: Lake Erie Wind Energy Development Act
 
“Lake Erie Wind Energy Development Act”

My legislation would permit DGS to lease submerged lands in excess of 25 acres within the bed of Lake Erie for the assessment, development, construction and operation of utility scale offshore wind, solar or kinetic energy generation facilities.

The legislation would be known as the Lake Erie Wind Energy Development Act and would do the following;

*Establish a competitive process and award a permit lease of an initial seven year term with options to renew the lease for additional 35 year terms, and/or would provide for termination of the lease in the event the lessee does not develop the parcel within the initial seven year term.

*Establish a 2% royalty on the gross revenues of the system, to be divided as such;
20% to Erie County
20% to the PA F&B Commission for activities directly related to Lake Erie
40% to DEP for dam removal, restoration, and repair projects
20% to the County Conservation District Fund for distribution to county conservation districts.

This is a reintroduction of former HB 180. Previous cosponsors include; HORNAMAN , BARBIN, BRENNAN, BURNS, CALTAGIRONE, COHEN, CONKLIN, DALEY, DEASY, DENLINGER, FABRIZIO, GEIST, GIBBONS, HARKINS, KAMPF, KOTIK, LAWRENCE, MAHONEY, MILLARD, MURPHY, M. O'BRIEN, ROSS, SANTONI, SCHRODER, VULAKOVICH and YOUNGBLOOD.

I appreciate your consideration of support. Please direct questions to Christine at; ccrone@pahousegop.com. Thank you.

CS/cmc



Introduced as HB568