AN ACT RELATING TO THE TAXES AND FEES ON MINING WASTE
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. 3 V.S.A. § 2822(j) is amended to read:
(j) In accordance with subsection (i) of this section, the following fees are established for permits, licenses, certifications, approvals, registrations, orders, and other actions taken by the agency of natural resources.
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(6) For solid waste treatment, storage, transfer, or disposal facility certifications issued under 10 V.S.A. chapter 159:
(A) original and renewal $0.75 per ton certified
applications, excluding recycling operational capacity
prorated and paid on an annual basis over the term of certification.
(B) original and renewal $100.00.
(C) original and renewal $200.00 plus $0.41 per applications for facilities, certified cubic yard of certified
pursuant to 10 V.S.A §§ 6605 and 6605b, operational capacity above
that treat, store, or dispose of waste 10,000 cubic yards
solely from mining, extraction, or prorated and paid on an
mineral processing annual basis over the term
of the certification. Maximum annual payment, $20,000.00.
(D) increase in tonnage $0.75 per ton of certified operational capacity
and paid on an annual basis over the term of certification.
Sec. 2. 32 V.S.A. § 5953(7) is added to read:
§ 5953. EXEMPTIONS
The following shall not be subject to the tax imposed by section 5952 of this title:
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(7) solid waste resulting from mining, extraction, or mineral processing operations delivered to a facility certified solely for the treatment, storage, recycling, or disposal of such waste.
Sec. 3. AGENCY OF NATURAL RESOURCES REPORT
To determine whether the General Assembly shall continue the exemption granted under 32 V.S.A. § 5953 for facilities that treat, store, recycle, or dispose of 10,000 or more cubic yards of solid waste resulting from mining, extraction, or mineral processing operations and to determine whether the fee set under 3 V.S.A. § 2822(j)(6)(C) is appropriate, the 2007 executive branch fee report required under 32 V.S.A. § 605 shall include a detailed analysis of the cost to the agency of regulating mining, extraction, and mineral processing and the amount in cubic yards by which the waste from mining, extraction, or mineral processing has decreased or increased since passage of this act.
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