Act 13 of 2012 Information


The links found below contain resource information to aid townships in understanding the regulations contained in Act 13 of 2012 and to assist them in complying with this new law.


Department of Environmental Protection's Act 13 website: Contains information from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) regarding the environmental regulations of Act 13. This site also includes DEP's Spud Well Report.

Public Utilities Commission's Marcellus Shale Website: Contains information from the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on the implementation of Act 13 and what municipalities must do to comply with this new law. Includes copies of the reports that townships must file with the PUC. For your convenience, these reports are also located below.

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Act 13 of 2012: Contains the official copy of the act from Pennsylvania's General Assembly.