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§ 30.56d. Coal Bed Methane Review Board

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 52 P.S. Mines and MiningEffective: February 1, 2010

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 52 P.S. Mines and Mining (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 2. Coal Refuse Disposal Control Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: February 1, 2010
52 P.S. § 30.56d
§ 30.56d. Coal Bed Methane Review Board
(a) There is established the Coal Bed Methane Review Board.
(b) The following shall apply:
(1) The board shall consist of the following members:
(i) One member appointed by the Governor from a list of three individuals submitted by the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau.
(ii) One member appointed by the Governor from a list of three individuals prepared jointly by the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Association, the Independent Oil and Gas Association of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Coal Association.
(iii) One member appointed by the Governor who is an individual with expertise in petroleum geology or petroleum engineering with at least three years of experience in practice in Pennsylvania who is appointed from a list of three individuals prepared jointly by the deans of the College of Agricultural Sciences and the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences of The Pennsylvania State University.
(2) The lists required by clause (1) shall be submitted to the Governor within thirty days of the effective date of this section, and the Governor's appointments shall be made within ninety days of the effective date of this section.
(3) Upon occurrence of a vacancy, the appropriate entity shall submit a new list within thirty days of the vacancy, and the Governor shall make an appointment within thirty days of receipt of the list.
(c) The term of appointment of a board member shall be three years or until a successor is duly appointed. A board member may be appointed for successive terms.
(d) The Department of Environmental Protection shall provide administrative and clerical support to the board as requested.
(e) The purpose of the board shall be to consider objections and attempt to reach agreement on or determine a location for the coal bed methane well or access road.
(f) Members of the board shall be compensated at the appropriate per diem rate based on the prevailing formula administered by the Commonwealth, but not less than one hundred fifty dollars ($150) per day, plus all reasonable expenses incurred while performing their official duties. Compensation shall be adjusted annually by the Secretary of Environmental Protection to account for inflation based on the rate of inflation identified by the Consumer Price Index published by the United States Department of Labor. The individual member may waive his right to all or part of the compensation set forth in this subsection.

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1968, Sept. 24, P.L. 1040, No. 318, § 6.4, added 2010, Feb. 1, P.L. 126, No. 4, § 4, imd. effective.
52 P.S. § 30.56d, PA ST 52 P.S. § 30.56d
Current through Act 4 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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