3734.572 Disposal fee to defray costs of initial plan of district without disposal facility.

(A) For the purpose of defraying the cost of preparing, adopting, submitting, and implementing the initial solid waste management plan and subsequent amended plans of a solid waste management district that are required to be prepared, adopted, and submitted to the director of environmental protection under sections 3734.54 and 3734.56 of the Revised Code, respectively, and for paying the costs incurred by a board of health in inspecting any solid waste transfer facility located in the district, the solid waste management policy committee of the district established in accordance with section 3734.54 of the Revised Code may levy a fee of not more than fifty cents per ton on the disposal of solid wastes generated within the district that are disposed of at any solid waste disposal facility, located in another solid waste management district, that the former district has notified under division (B) of this section if no solid waste disposal facilities are located within the former district.

The committee may levy a disposal fee under this division by adopting a resolution establishing the proposed fee. The resolution shall contain a proposed budget showing by major expenditure categories the uses of all of the moneys that will be generated by the proposed fee. The resolution shall be approved or disapproved and, if the resolution is approved, the fee shall be ratified in accordance with the procedures established under division (B) of section 3734.57 of the Revised Code governing resolutions levying disposal fees under that division.

(B) A solid waste management policy committee that is levying a fee under division (A) of this section, immediately following ratification of the resolution levying the fee, may notify by certified mail the owner or operator of any solid waste disposal facility where those wastes will be disposed of that the district is levying that fee. An owner or operator receiving notice under this division shall monitor the amount of solid wastes disposed of at his facility that were generated in the district levying that fee and shall collect and forward the fee in accordance with section 3734.57 of the Revised Code. Collection of the fee shall commence not sooner than fifteen days after notification is sent to the owner or operator.

An owner or operator that collects a fee under this division may retain one per cent of the moneys so collected to pay administrative costs incurred under this section. Any owner or operator who chooses to retain those moneys shall so notify the board of county commissioners or board of directors of the district in which his facility is located.

A solid waste management policy committee that is levying a fee under division (A) of this section shall so notify the solid waste management policy committee of each solid waste management district in which any solid waste disposal facility that has been notified under this division is located.

(C) Moneys received by a district levying a fee under division (A) of this section shall be credited to the fund of the district created in division (G) of section 3734.57 of the Revised Code and shall be used exclusively for the purpose of defraying the cost of preparing, adopting, submitting, and implementing the initial solid waste management plan and subsequent amended plans of the district, including, without limitation, any costs incurred by the committee for that purpose prior to the collection of fees under this section, and for paying the costs incurred by a board of health in inspecting any solid waste transfer facility located in the district.

(D) If a solid waste disposal facility commences operation within a district levying a fee under division (A) of this section, collection of that fee shall cease on the date on which the facility commences operation.

(E) If a regional solid waste management authority has been formed under section 343.011 of the Revised Code for the purpose of managing a solid waste management district, all the duties and responsibilities imposed on or granted to a solid waste management policy committee under this section shall be vested in or exercised by the board of trustees of the regional authority. Any reference in this section to a solid waste management policy committee or to a board of county commissioners or directors of a county or joint district is deemed to include the board of trustees of a regional solid waste management authority.

Cite as R.C. § 3734.572

History. Effective Date: 04-06-1993