|SB 1064||Revises fees on hazardous waste, solid waste and commercial vehicles|
|LR Number:||4429L.02I||Fiscal Note:||4429-02|
|Committee:||Commerce and Environment|
|Last Action:||03/15/00 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Commerce & Environment Committee||Journal page:|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 2000|
SCS/SB 1064 - HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT - The Department of Natural Resources is authorized to oversee corrective action for hazardous waste and the person performing the corrective action shall reimburse the Department for all reasonable costs incurred. All hazardous waste generators shall pay an initial $100 registration fee and a $100 annual registration renewal fee, in addition to any other fees owed. The definitions of "hazardous substance" and "hazardous substance emergency" are revised to include components included in the federal Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) of 1986.
HAZARDOUS WASTE FUNDS - Departmental expenditures for hazardous substance emergency response shall be made from the Hazardous Waste Fund. The Department may include overhead costs for emergency response when determining reimbursement required for emergency response service. Expenditures for voluntary cleanup oversight shall be made from the Hazardous Waste Remedial Fund.
HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTER FEES - The $100 per vehicle limit is removed. The fee shall include an annual application fee plus a use fee based upon vehicle weight, mileage, or both. The fees shall be established so as to generate a total of $600,000 per year. Railroads transporting hazardous substances shall pay an annual transporter fee of $350. Revenues from transporter fees shall be placed in the Hazardous Waste Fund.
RESOURCE RECOVERY FACILITIES - The act requires any person constructing, altering or operating a resource recovery facility to apply for certification from the Department. The application shall include certain specified documentation and a fee of no more than $500 for sites recovering only on-site waste and no more than $1000 for sites recovering off-site waste. The Department shall review applications for compliance with the act. Fee revenues shall be placed in the Hazardous Waste Fund.
HAZARDOUS WASTE GENERATOR AND LAND DISPOSAL FEES - Thirty percent of the revenues from these fees shall be placed in the Hazardous Waste Remedial Fund and the remaining seventy percent shall be placed in the Hazardous Waste Fund. The sunset on the fees is extended from January 1, 2004 to January 1, 2010.
HAZARDOUS WASTE CATEGORY TAX - 30% of the revenues from these fees shall be placed in the Hazardous Waste Remedial Fund and the remaining seventy percent shall be placed in the Hazardous Waste Fund. The sunset on the fees is extended from January 1, 2004 to January 1, 2010. The annual revenue target for such fees is increased from $1.5 million to $2.5 million. The Category A tax cap (on waste placed in a disposal facility or stored 180 days or more on site) is raised from $50,000 to $70,000 and the Category B tax cap (on other waste) is raised from $35,000 to $50,000. The company-wide cap is also raised to $70,000. A minimum fee of $50 per year is established for all generators subject to the fees. The Director of the Department shall annually request an appropriation of $1 million from the General Revenue Fund for deposit in the Hazardous Waste Remedial Fund. The current category tax exemption for out-of-state fuel blenders is removed by the act.
Provisions similar to this act are also included in the TAT
version of HCS/SS/SCS/SB 577.