For the purpose of providing funding to a municipal corporation or township for conducting environmental monitoring programs in connection with off-site infectious waste treatment facilities located within the municipal corporation or township; providing local emergency response services in connection with such a facility and the transportation of infectious wastes to such a facility; and providing financial assistance to the board of health of the health district having jurisdiction within the municipal corporation or township for the enforcement of the infectious waste provisions of this chapter and rules, orders, and terms and conditions of permits and licenses adopted or issued under them, the municipal corporation or township may levy a fee of not more than five dollars per ton on the treatment of infectious wastes at the treatment facility. The fees levied under this section are in addition to all other applicable fees and taxes and shall be added to any other fee or amount specified in a contract that is charged by the owner or operator of an off-site infectious waste treatment facility.
The legislative authority of a municipal corporation or township may levy the fee authorized by this section by enacting an ordinance or adopting a resolution. Upon doing so, the legislative authority shall mail a copy of the ordinance or resolution to the director of environmental protection, the board of health of the health district having jurisdiction within the municipal corporation or township, and the owner or operator of each treatment facility located in the municipal corporation or township. The levying of the fee shall commence on the sixtieth day after the adoption of the ordinance or resolution.
Effective Date: 03-04-1992 .