Section 6111.046 | Annual permit fee - underground injection control fund.
(A) Each person who is issued an injection well operating permit or a renewal of an injection well operating permit for a class I injection well shall pay an annual permit fee of twelve thousand five hundred dollars, except that a person who is issued such a permit or renewal of such a permit for a class I injection well that disposes of any hazardous waste identified or listed in rules adopted under section 3734.12 of the Revised Code and that is located on the premises where the hazardous waste injected into the well is generated shall pay an annual permit fee of thirty thousand dollars. The appropriate permit fee shall be paid to the director of environmental protection within thirty days after the issuance of the injection well operating permit or renewal of such a permit. Annually thereafter during the term of the permit or renewal, the appropriate annual permit fee shall be paid to the director on or before the anniversary of the date of issuance of the injection well operating permit or renewal of such a permit. The director, by rules adopted in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, shall prescribe the procedures for collecting the annual permit fees established in this section and may prescribe other requirements necessary to carry out this section.
No person shall fail to comply with this division.
(B) All moneys received by the director under division (A) of this section shall be credited to the underground injection control fund, which is hereby created in the state treasury. Beginning July 1, 1992, and annually thereafter, the director shall request the office of budget and management to, and the office shall, transfer fifteen per cent of the moneys in the fund to the geological mapping fund created in section 1505.09 of the Revised Code for the purpose of paying the expenses of the department of natural resources incurred in executing its duties under sections 6111.043 to 6111.047 of the Revised Code. The director shall use the remainder of the moneys credited to the underground injection control fund solely to administer and enforce the requirements of sections 6111.043 to 6111.047 of the Revised Code and rules adopted under them pertaining to class I injection wells.