Pa. DEP Proposes Massive Hike For Dam Permit Fees

Law360, Philadelphia (November 14, 2012, 7:04 PM EST) -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection proposed massive fee increases for dam and other waterway encroachment permits last week as part of final form regulations that would increase annual costs for some operators by nearly $3 million.

The regulations, which were submitted to the state’s Independent Regulatory Review Commission, would establish new permit and licensing fees and increase rates on existing fees charged through DEP’s Dam Safety, Water Obstruction and Encroachment and Submerged Lands License Agreement programs.

According to the department’s IRRC filing, the proposed changes...
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