Title 19 Chapter 6 Section 119

Environmental Quality Code
Hazardous Substances
Section 119
Nonhazardous solid waste disposal fees.

            

19-6-119.   Nonhazardous solid waste disposal fees.

            (1) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (5), the owner or operator of a commercial nonhazardous solid waste disposal facility or incinerator shall pay the following fees for waste received for treatment or disposal at the facility if the facility or incinerator is required to have operation plan approval under Section 19-6-108 and primarily receives waste generated by off-site sources not owned, controlled, or operated by the facility or site owner or operator:

            (i) 13 cents per ton on all municipal waste and municipal incinerator ash;

            (ii) 50 cents per ton on the following wastes if the facility disposes of one or more of the following wastes in a cell exclusively designated for the waste being disposed:

            (A) construction waste or demolition waste;

            (B) yard waste, including vegetative matter resulting from landscaping, land maintenance, and land clearing operations;

            (C) dead animals;

            (D) waste tires and materials derived from waste tires disposed of in accordance with Title 19, Chapter 6, Part 8, Waste Tire Recycling Act; and

            (E) petroleum contaminated soils that are approved by the director; and

            (iii) $2.50 per ton on:

            (A) all nonhazardous solid waste not described in Subsections (1)(a)(i) and (ii); and

            (B) (I) fly ash waste;

            (II) bottom ash waste;

            (III) slag waste;

            (IV) flue gas emission control waste generated primarily from the combustion of coal or other fossil fuels;

            (V) waste from the extraction, beneficiation, and processing of ores and minerals; and

            (VI) cement kiln dust wastes.

            (b) A commercial nonhazardous solid waste disposal facility or incinerator subject to the fees under Subsection (1)(a)(i) or (ii) is not subject to the fee under Subsection (1)(a)(iii) for those wastes described in Subsections (1)(a)(i) and (ii).

            (c) The owner or operator of a facility described in Subsection 19-6-102(3)(b)(iii) shall pay a fee of 13 cents per ton on all municipal waste received for disposal at the facility.

            (2) (a) Except as provided in Subsections (2)(b) and (5), a waste facility that is owned by a political subdivision shall pay the following annual facility fee to the department by January 15 of each year:

            (i) $800 if the facility receives 5,000 or more but fewer than 10,000 tons of municipal waste each year;

            (ii) $1,450 if the facility receives 10,000 or more but fewer than 20,000 tons of municipal waste each year;

            (iii) $3,850 if the facility receives 20,000 or more but fewer than 50,000 tons of municipal waste each year;

            (iv) $12,250 if the facility receives 50,000 or more but fewer than 100,000 tons of municipal waste each year;

            (v) $14,700 if the facility receives 100,000 or more but fewer than 200,000 tons of municipal waste each year;

            (vi) $33,000 if the facility receives 200,000 or more but fewer than 500,000 tons of municipal waste each year; and

            (vii) $66,000 if the facility receives 500,000 or more tons of municipal waste each year.

            (b) Except as provided in Subsection (5), a waste facility that is owned by a political subdivision shall pay $2.50 per ton for:

            (i) nonhazardous solid waste that is not a waste described in Subsection (1)(a)(i) or (ii) received for disposal if the waste is:

            (A) generated outside the boundaries of the political subdivision; and

            (B) received from a single generator and exceeds 500 tons in a calendar year; and

            (ii) waste described in Subsection (1)(a)(iii)(B) received for disposal if the waste is:

            (A) generated outside the boundaries of the political subdivision; and

            (B) received from a single generator and exceeds 500 tons in a calendar year.

            (c) Waste received at a facility owned by a political subdivision under Subsection (2)(b) may not be counted as part of the total tonnage received by the facility under Subsection (2)(a).

            (3) (a) As used in this Subsection (3):

            (i) "Recycling center" means a facility that extracts valuable materials from a waste stream or transforms or remanufactures the material into a usable form that has demonstrated or potential market value.

            (ii) "Transfer station" means a permanent, fixed, supplemental collection and transportation facility that is used to deposit collected solid waste from off-site into a transfer vehicle for transport to a solid waste handling or disposal facility.

            (b) Except as provided in Subsection (5), the owner or operator of a transfer station or recycling center shall pay to the department the following fees on waste sent for disposal to a nonhazardous solid waste disposal or treatment facility that is not subject to a fee under this section:

            (i) $1.25 per ton on:

            (A) all nonhazardous solid waste; and

            (B) waste described in Subsection (1)(a)(iii)(B);

            (ii) 10 cents per ton on all construction and demolition waste; and

            (iii) 5 cents per ton on all municipal waste or municipal incinerator ash.

            (c) Wastes subject to fees under Subsection (3)(b)(ii) or (iii) are not subject to the fee required under Subsection (3)(b)(i).

            (4) If a facility required to pay fees under this section receives nonhazardous solid waste for treatment or disposal, and the fee required under this section is paid for that treatment or disposal, any subsequent treatment or disposal of the waste is not subject to additional fees under this section.

            (5) The owner or operator of a waste disposal facility that receives waste described in Subsection (1)(a)(iii)(B) is not required to pay any fee on those wastes if received solely for the purpose of recycling, reuse, or reprocessing.

            (6) Except as provided in Subsection (2)(a), a facility required to pay fees under this section shall:

            (a) calculate the fees by multiplying the total tonnage of waste received during the calendar month, computed to the first decimal place, by the required fee rate;

            (b) pay the fees imposed by this section to the department by the 15th day of the month following the month in which the fees accrued; and

            (c) with the fees required under Subsection (6)(b), submit to the department, on a form prescribed by the department, information that verifies the amount of waste received and the fees that the owner or operator is required to pay.

            (7) The department shall:

            (a) deposit all fees received under this section into the Environmental Quality Restricted Account created in Section 19-1-108; and

            (b) in preparing its budget for the governor and the Legislature, separately indicate the amount of the department's budget necessary to administer the solid and hazardous waste program established by this part.

            (8) The department may contract or agree with a county to assist in performing nonhazardous solid waste management activities, including agreements for:

            (a) the development of a solid waste management plan required under Section 17-15-23; and

            (b) pass-through of available funding.

            (9) This section does not exempt any facility from applicable regulation under the Atomic Energy Act, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 2014 and 2021 through 2114.


Amended by Chapter 360, 2012 General Session