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H.539

Introduced by   Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

Date:

Subject:  Conservation; solid waste; mining; taxes; fees

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to assess fees on original and renewal applications for certified solid waste facilities that treat, store, or dispose of waste from mining operations.  The bill also would exempt from the franchise tax on solid waste facilities waste from mining operations.

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

facilities                                                                        pro-rated prorated and paid on an annual basis over the term of certification.

(B)  original and renewal                                 $100.00.

application applications for recycling

facilities.

(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

pro-rated prorated 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.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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