SB 0983 Establishes a fee structure for fees collected for waste water treatment
LR Number:3853S.01I Fiscal Note:3853-01
Committee:Commerce and Environment
Last Action:04/11/00 - Hearing Conducted S Commerce & Environment Committee Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 2000
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SB 983 - This act establishes a fee structure for fees collected for the removal of waste water. All funds received through the payment of fees will be placed in the state treasury and credited to the Natural Resources Protection Fund. The fee structure is as follows:

A privately owned treatment works (POTW) or an industry which treats human sewage will pay an annual fee based upon the design flow of the facility which is expressed in gallons per day of flow beginning with a fee of one hundred dollars ($100) if the design flow is less than five thousand gallons per day to a fee of three thousand five hundred dollars ($3500) if the design flow is equal to or greater than one million gallons per day.

Persons who produce industrial process wastewater which requires treatment and who apply for or possess a site specific permit will pay an annual fee of five thousand dollars ($5000) if the industry is a class IA concentrated animal feeding operation.

If facilities have been issued operating permits based upon categorical standards pursuant to the federal Clean Water Act, then the annual fee is:

1. Three thousand five hundred dollars ($3500) if the design flow is less than one million gallons per day;

2. Five thousand dollars ($5000) if the design flow is equal to or greater than one million gallons per day.

Persons who apply for a site-specific permit used solely for industrial storm water will pay an annual fee of one thousand dollars ($1000).

Persons who apply for a general permit will pay a permit fee for the discharge of storm water.

1. The fee for the discharge of storm water from a land disturbance site is two hundred dollars ($200.00);

2. The fee for the operation of a chemical fertilizer or pesticide facility is fifty dollars ($50);

3. The fee for a general permit for the operation of an animal feeding operation or a concentrated animal feeding operation is one hundred-fifty dollars ($150). 4. The fee for potentially contaminated storm water is one hundred-fifty dollars ($150).

Requests for modifications may be made. There is a fee for such requests. However, the Department of Natural Resources may waive the fee under certain circumstances.

Water quality certification requests will be accompanied by fees.

1. Requests will include an application form for section 404 permits as administered by the United States Army Corps of Engineers and will be accompanied by a seventy-five dollar fee ($75);

2. The fee is waived where an activity is authorized through a general permit by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the water quality certification is issued for that general permit and the certification is accepted.

Persons with a sewer service connection to public sewer systems will pay an annual fee.

1. Residential customers' fee will not exceed fifty cents per dwelling unit;

2. Commercial customers with water service connections of less than or equal to one inch to not greater than four inches will pay annual fees between three dollars ($3)and twenty-five dollars ($25);

3. Commercial customers not served by a public water system, the annual fee will not exceed three dollars ($3);

4. Commercial customers served by multiple water service connections will pay an annual user fee not to exceed seven hundred dollars ($700)per year;

5. Fees cannot exceed the amounts stated in the bill. The service provider may collect the fees in monthly, quarterly or annual increments.

This act gives the Clean Water Commission of the State of Missouri the authority to establish general permits for construction and establish fees.

This act creates a fee structure for individuals who apply for or possess an operator's certificate for wastewater or concentrated animal feeding operation waste management operations.

A fee of three hundred dollars ($300) will be paid by persons submitting reports for approval to use on-site systems for residential housing developments.

The fees established in this act will expire on December 31, 2007. Five percent of the revenue from the fees will be retained by the city, public sewer district, public water district or other publicly owned treatment works for the reimbursement of its expenses for billing and collection of such fees. The Commission will promulgate rules and regulations on the procedures for billing and collections.

Similar provisions are included in SCS/HCS/HB 1074 and HS/HCS/HB 1972 (2000) and were included in the TAT version of HCS/SB 741 (2000).