Connecticut Laws - Title 22a Environmental Protection
CHAPTER 445* HAZARDOUS WASTE
Sec. 22a-134e. Transfer fees. Regulations.

Sec. 22a-134e. Transfer fees. Regulations. (1459)(1-click HTML)

(a) As used in this section, "cost of remediation" shall include total costs related to the complete investigation of pollution on-site and off-site, evaluation of remediation alternatives, design and implementation of approved remediation, operation and maintenance costs for the remediation and postremediation monitoring. (1460)

(b) The fee for filing a Form I, as defined in section 22a-134, shall be three hundred seventy-five dollars. The fee for filing a Form II shall be one thousand three hundred dollars except as provided for in subsections (e) and (p) of this section. (1461)

(c) The fee for filing a Form III, after July 1, 1990, and before July 1, 1993, shall be as follows: (1) Four thousand five hundred dollars if the cost of remediation is less than one hundred thousand dollars; (2) seven thousand dollars if the cost of remediation is equal to or greater than one hundred thousand dollars but less than five hundred thousand dollars; (3) ten thousand dollars if the cost of remediation is equal to or greater than five hundred thousand dollars but less than one million dollars; and (4) thirteen thousand dollars if the cost of remediation is equal to or greater than one million dollars. (1462)

(d) The fee for filing a Form III with the Commissioner of Environmental Protection prior to July 1, 1990, and which concern a site for which the commissioner had not given written approval of a final remediation plan before July 1, 1990, shall be as follows: For a Form III filed between October 1, 1985, and September 30, 1986, the fee shall be twenty per cent of the amount specified in subsection (c) of this section; for a Form III filed between October 1, 1986, and September 30, 1987, the fee shall be forty per cent of the amount specified in subsection (c) of this section; for a Form III filed between October 1, 1987, and September 30, 1988, the fee shall be sixty per cent of the amount specified in subsection (c) of this section; for a Form III filed between October 1, 1988, and September 30, 1989, the fee shall be eighty per cent of the amount specified in subsection (c) of this section and for a Form III filed between October 1, 1989, and July 1, 1990, the fee shall be ninety per cent of the amount specified in said subsection (c). (1463)

(e) If a Form II is filed after July 1, 1990, and before October 1, 1995, and within three years following completion of remedial measures as approved by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection, the fee for such transfer shall be the fee specified in subsection (c) of this section. (1464)

(f) The fees specified in subsections (b) and (e) of this section shall be due upon the filing of the notification required under section 22a-134a. (1465)

(g) The fee specified in subsection (c) of this section shall be due in accordance with the following schedule: (1) Four thousand five hundred dollars shall be paid upon filing of the Form III; (2) the balance, if any, shall be paid within thirty days of receipt from the commissioner of written approval of a remedial action plan or within thirty days of the issuance of an order, consent agreement or stipulated judgment, whichever is earlier; (3) any remaining balance shall be paid within thirty days after receipt of written notice from the commissioner that it is due; and (4) any refund, if applicable, will be paid after receipt of a letter from the commissioner stating that no further action is required or after receipt of a letter of compliance. (1466)

(h) The fee specified in subsection (d) of this section shall be due in accordance with the following schedule: (1) Nine hundred dollars shall be paid within thirty days of receipt of a written notice of a fee due from the Commissioner of Environmental Protection; (2) the balance, if any, shall be paid within thirty days of receipt from the commissioner of written approval of a remedial action plan or within thirty days of the issuance of an order, consent agreement or stipulated judgment, whichever is earlier; (3) any remaining balance shall be paid within thirty days after receipt of written notice from the commissioner that it is due; and (4) any refund, if applicable, will be paid after receipt of a letter from the commissioner stating that no further action is required or after receipt of a letter of compliance. (1467)

(i) The commissioner may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to prescribe the amount of the fees required pursuant to this section. Upon the adoption of such regulations, the fees required by this section shall be as prescribed in such regulations. (1468)

(j) The fees specified in this section shall be paid by the certifying party. (1469)

(k) The fee for filing a Form III, on and after July 1, 1993, and before October 1, 1995, shall be as follows: (1) Twenty-three thousand dollars if the cost of remediation is equal to or greater than one million dollars; (2) twenty thousand dollars if the cost of remediation is equal to or greater than five hundred thousand dollars but less than one million dollars; (3) fourteen thousand dollars if the cost of remediation is equal to or greater than one hundred thousand dollars but less than five hundred thousand dollars; (4) four thousand five hundred dollars if the cost of remediation is equal to or greater than fifty thousand dollars but less than one hundred thousand dollars; (5) three thousand dollars if the cost of remediation is equal to or greater than twenty-five thousand dollars but less than fifty thousand dollars; and (6) two thousand dollars if the cost of remediation is less than twenty-five thousand dollars. (1470)

(l) The fee specified in subsection (k) of this section shall be due in accordance with the following schedule: (1) Two thousand dollars shall be paid upon the filing of the notification required under section 22a-134a if the cost of remediation is less than one hundred thousand dollars; (2) six thousand dollars shall be paid upon filing of the notification required under section 22a-134a if the cost of remediation is equal to or greater than one hundred thousand dollars; (3) the balance, if any, shall be paid within thirty days of receipt from the commissioner of written approval of a remedial action plan or within thirty days of the issuance of an order, consent agreement or stipulated judgment, whichever is earlier; (4) any remaining balance shall be paid within thirty days after receipt of written notice from the commissioner that it is due; and (5) any refund, if applicable, will be paid after receipt of a letter from the commissioner stating that no further action is required or after receipt of a letter of compliance. After the deposit of any appropriated funds, funds from the sale of bonds of the state or any contribution pursuant to section 22a-16a, 22a-133t or 22a-133u or section 3 of public act 96-250* to the Special Contaminated Property Remediation and Insurance Fund established under section 22a-133t, any amount received by the commissioner pursuant to this section shall be deposited into said fund. (1471)

(m) On and after October 1, 1995, the fee for filing a Form III or Form IV shall be due in accordance with the following schedule: An initial fee of three thousand dollars shall be submitted to the commissioner with the filing of a Form III or Form IV. If a licensed environmental professional verifies the remediation of the establishment and the commissioner has not notified the certifying party that the commissioner's written approval of the remediation is required, no additional fee shall be due. If the commissioner notifies the certifying party that the commissioner's written approval of the remediation is required, the balance of the total fee shall be due prior to the commissioner's issuance of the commissioner's final approval of the remediation. (1472)

(n) On and after October 1, 1995, the total fee for filing a Form III shall be as follows: (1) Thirty-four thousand seven hundred fifty dollars if the total cost of remediation is equal to or greater than one million dollars; (2) thirty thousand two hundred fifty dollars if the total cost of remediation is equal to or greater than five hundred thousand dollars but less than one million dollars; (3) twenty-one thousand two hundred fifty dollars if the total cost of remediation is equal to or greater than one hundred thousand dollars but less than five hundred thousand dollars; (4) seven thousand dollars if the total cost of remediation is equal to or greater than fifty thousand dollars but less than one hundred thousand dollars; (5) four thousand seven hundred fifty dollars if the total cost of remediation is equal to or greater than twenty-five thousand dollars but less than fifty thousand dollars; and (6) three thousand two hundred fifty dollars if the total cost of remediation is less than twenty-five thousand dollars. (1473)

(o) On and after October 1, 1995, except as provided in subsection (p) of this section, the total fee for filing a Form IV shall be as follows: (1) Seventeen thousand five hundred dollars if the total cost of remediation is equal to or greater than one million dollars; (2) fifteen thousand two hundred fifty dollars if the total cost of remediation is equal to or greater than five hundred thousand dollars but less than one million dollars; (3) ten thousand seven hundred fifty dollars if the total cost of remediation is greater than or equal to one hundred thousand dollars but less than five hundred thousand dollars; (4) three thousand six hundred twenty-five dollars if the total cost of remediation is equal to or greater than fifty thousand dollars but less than one hundred thousand dollars; and (5) three thousand two hundred fifty dollars if the total cost of remediation is less than fifty thousand dollars. (1474)

(p) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the fee for filing a Form II or Form IV for an establishment for which the commissioner has issued a written approval of a remediation under subsection (c) of section 22a-133x within three years of the date of the filing of the form shall be the total fee for a Form III specified in subsection (n) of this section and shall be due upon the filing of the Form II or Form IV. (1475)

(q) The requirements of this section shall not apply to a transfer of property to a municipality under the provisions of section 12-157. (1476)

  

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