§ 7110.703. Conveyance
Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and Safety
35 P.S. § 7110.703
§ 7110.703. Conveyance
(a) Authority.--The Department of Environmental Resources, with the approval of the Governor, is hereby authorized and directed on behalf of the Commonwealth to convey ownership in the building named the Carl A. White Acid Mine Drainage Treatment Plant, situated in Washington Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, hereinafter referred to as the plant, to the County of Indiana, Pennsylvania for the following purposes: The County of Indiana, or its designee, shall utilize all or part of the plant, which is currently shut down, to treat brines produced from oil and gas wells, with the treatment of brines produced from oil and gas wells in the Commonwealth to be given priority in all respects; and, if and when directed by the department, shall utilize a maximum of 50% of the plant to treat abandoned mine acid discharge flowing in the Crooked Creek Watershed. If and when the department shall deem treatment of such abandoned mine acid discharge to be feasible, it shall notify the County of Indiana, or its designee, of the quantity of such discharges to be treated and the required quality of the effluent; provided, however, that such treatment shall not require the utilization of more than 50% of the plant.
(b) Reversion.--If, for any reason whatsoever, the County of Indiana, or its designee, shall discontinue the utilization of the Carl A. White Acid Mine Drainage Treatment Plant for the treatment of oil and gas well brines, or shall fail to treat any abandoned mine acid discharges which the department has determined to be necessary and feasible to treat, then, and in that event, ownership and possession of the plant shall revert to the department, and the department shall have the option of continuing the operation of the plant for the treatment of abandoned mine acid discharge or of dismantling the plant. If, in the event of such reverter, the department shall elect to continue the operation of the plant for the treatment of abandoned mine acid discharge, it shall so notify the County of Indiana, or its designee, and the plant shall be returned to the department in the same condition that it was in when transferred to the county. The county, or its designee, shall bear any costs for returning the plant to said condition.
1984, July 10, P.L. 688, No. 147, § 703, effective in 15 days.
35 P.S. § 7110.703, PA ST 35 P.S. § 7110.703
Current through 2023 Regular Session Act 7. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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