(A) A person that applies for a state isolated wetland permit under Chapter 6111. of the Revised Code and rules adopted under it shall pay an application fee of two hundred dollars at the time of application.
In addition, that person shall pay, at the time of application, a review fee of five hundred dollars per acre of the wetlands to be impacted.
However, the review fee shall not exceed five thousand dollars per application. In addition, if an application is denied, the director of environmental protection shall refund to the applicant one-half of the amount of the review fee paid by the applicant under division (A) of this section.
(B) If a person conducts any activities for which an individual state isolated wetland permit is required under Chapter 6111. of the Revised Code and rules adopted under it without first obtaining such a permit, the person shall pay twice the amount of the application and review fees that the person otherwise would have been required to pay under division (A) of this section, not to exceed ten thousand dollars.
(C) All moneys collected under this section shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the surface water protection fund created in section 6111.038 of the Revised Code.
(D) Fees established under this section shall not apply to any agency or department of the state or to any county, township, or municipal corporation in this state.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.
Effective Date: 07-17-2001