Own a Private Dam? Brown’s Private Dam Financial Assurance Program Officially In Effect
HARRISBURG - Rep. Rosemary Brown’s (R-Monroe/Pike) legislation to create the Private Dam Financial Assurance Program, which was included in the 2018-19 fiscal code, has officially gone into effect as of Wednesday, Jan. 2.

“I have been working diligently with statewide private dam owners and various DEP officials over the last few years to develop this program which will benefit private dam owners by providing them support to meet their financial obligations,” Brown explained. “I am pleased to see this program finally launch and encourage all private dam owners to consider joining.”

Through this self-funded program, a one-time $1,000 fee, and an annual fee of 1 percent of the bond amount required by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will be deposited into the fund. Involvement in this revolving loan program will take the place of much larger bond requirements that DEP was mandating. This program will also provide maintenance and repair assistance to dam owners once the fund’s balance is equal to, or greater, than $1.5 million.

For more information about this legislation, or any state-related issue, contact Brown’s district office in East Stroudsburg located at 143 Seven Bridge Road, by calling 570-420-8301. Information can also be found on online at RepBrown.com or Facebook.com/RepRosemaryBrown.

Representative Rosemary M. Brown
189th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Abby Krueger
RepBrown.com / Facebook.com/RepRosemaryBrown

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