York & Lancaster Counties Habitat Improvement Grant Program
PURPOSE OF RESTORATION FUND
The Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station (PBAPS) is an electrical power generating facility located along the Susquehanna River in Peach Bottom Township, York County and Fulton and Dunmore townships, Lancaster County. On July 23, 2014, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) issued a Section 401 Water Quality Certification to Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon) for the PBAPS Extended Power Uprate (EPU) project. The continued operation of the PBAPS and the EPU project will have impacts to the aquatic resources.
Therefore, Exelon will mitigate the impacts by providing $100,000 per year to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) (or conservation district, other resource agency or 501(c)(3) corporation as directed by PADEP) as long as the PBAPS is in operation. This funding shall be deposited in a PFBC restricted revenue account, and all funds, including interest, shall be used for habitat improvement projects consistent with established guidelines.
PROJECTS ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING
To be eligible, projects must be located in York or Lancaster County and be a habitat improvement and/or a sediment reduction project. This shall include stream improvement projects, agricultural best management practices, and small dam removal projects.