6111.047 Tonnage fees for injection of waste.

(A) For the purpose of defraying the costs to the environmental protection agency of implementing, administering, and enforcing sections 6111.043 to 6111.047 of the Revised Code pertaining to class I injection wells, a fee of one dollar per ton is hereby levied on the injection of industrial waste or other wastes into a class I injection well. The fee levied by this division does not apply to the injection into such a well of any hazardous waste identified or listed in rules adopted under section 3734.12 of the Revised Code. The maximum annual fee for wastes injected at a class I injection facility shall be twenty-five thousand dollars regardless of the number of wells being used at the facility.

The owner or operator of the class I injection facility, as a trustee for the state, shall collect the fee levied under this division and forward it to the director of environmental protection in accordance with the rules adopted under division (C) of this section. The owner or operator shall remit the fee collected under this division to the director upon the anniversary of the date of issuance of his injection well operating permit or renewal of such a permit, as appropriate. If the class I injection facility consists of more than one injection well, the owner or operator shall remit the fee to the director on the anniversary of the date of issuance of the injection well operating permit or renewal of such a permit for which the anniversary of the date of issuance next succeeds the first day of January. If payment is late, the owner or operator shall pay to the director a penalty of ten per cent of the amount of the fee for each month that it is late.

(B) The director shall credit the moneys received under division (A) of this section to the underground injection control fund created in section 6111.046 of the Revised Code.

(C) The director, by rules adopted in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, shall prescribe any dates not specified in this section and procedures for collecting and forwarding the fee levied by this section. The rules may prescribe other requirements for implementing and administering this section.

(D) No person shall fail to comply with this section or a rule adopted under it.

Effective Date: 05-28-1992