3751.05 Release forms filing fees - toxic chemical release reporting fund.

(A) The owner or operator of a facility required to annually file one or more toxic chemical release forms under section 3751.03 of the Revised Code shall submit with the release forms a filing fee of fifty dollars. In addition to the filing fee, the owner or operator shall submit an additional fee of fifteen dollars per release form filed but not exceeding a total additional fee of five hundred dollars.

(B) An owner or operator of a facility who fails to submit a toxic chemical release form within thirty days after the applicable filing date prescribed in that section shall submit with the form a late filing fee of fifteen per cent of the total fees due under division (A) of this section, whichever is more, in addition to the fees due under that division.

(C) The director of environmental protection may establish fees to be paid by persons, other than public officers or employees, obtaining copies of documents or information submitted to the director under this chapter and rules adopted under it. The fee shall be established at a level calculated to defray the costs of copying the documents or information. The director may charge the actual costs involved in accessing any computerized data base established by him under this chapter or by the administrator of the United States environmental protection agency under the "Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986," 100 Stat. 1729, 42 U.S.C. 11002 , needed to fulfill a request for information regarding releases of toxic chemicals for which reporting is required by this chapter and rules adopted under it.

(D) All moneys received by the director under this section and all civil penalties received under division (B) of section 3751.10 of the Revised Code shall be credited to the toxic chemical release reporting fund, hereby created in the state treasury. Moneys credited to the fund shall be expended by the director exclusively for the purposes of implementing, administering, and enforcing this chapter and the rules adopted and orders issued under it.

Effective Date: 12-14-1988