SB 988 - The Department of Natural Resources must maintain a registry of composting facilities in the state. The registry must be posted on the department's website along with certain educational information and the public must be able to use the website to identify the locations of composting facilities around the state.
Composting facilities must register with the Department. The registration is valid for one year, and then must be renewed on an annual basis as long as the facility remains in operation.
Registered composting facilities must pay an annual fee based on the size of its facility and any affiliated transfer compost facility: less than 5 acres is $500, in between 5 and 10 acres is $1,000, and 10 acres or more is $2,500. Composting facilities owned or operated by political subdivisions are exempt from the fee.
Registered composting facilities must submit an annual report to the Department documenting the amount of material collected, the amount of compost sold, and that the facility operates without creating a nuisance.
The act does not apply to agricultural composting facilities or to residential composting facilities where the resulting compost is intended for personal use only.
The act is similar to HB 1871 (2010).