February 9, 2007





SENATE BILL No. 432

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DIGEST OF SB 432 (Updated February 6, 2007 2:24 pm - DI 73)



Citations Affected: IC 13-11; IC 13-18; IC 13-22.

Synopsis: Environmental fees. Modifies various environmental fees.

Effective: July 1, 2007.





Gard , Kenley , Broden




    January 11, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Tax and Fiscal Policy.
    February 8, 2007, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.






February 9, 2007

First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)


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SENATE BILL No. 432



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning environmental law.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 13-11-2-116.5; (07)SB0432.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 13-11-2-116.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 116.5. "Large quantity generator", for purposes of IC 13-22-12, means a generator of hazardous waste that is not a small quantity generator.
SOURCE: IC 13-11-2-204.5; (07)SB0432.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 13-11-2-204.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 204.5. "Small quantity generator", for purposes of IC 13-22-12, has the meaning set forth in 40 CFR 261.
SOURCE: IC 13-11-2-238; (07)SB0432.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 13-11-2-238 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 238. (a) "Transporter", for purposes of IC 13-20-4 and IC 13-20-6, means a person who is in the business of transporting municipal waste.
     (b) "Transporter", for purposes of IC 13-22, means a person who transports hazardous waste and is required to obtain a United States Environmental Protection Agency identification number

under 40 CFR 263.

SOURCE: IC 13-18-11-3; (07)SB0432.1.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 13-18-11-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 3. (a) The commissioner shall certify persons as to their qualifications to supervise successfully the operation of:
        (1) water treatment plants;
        (2) water distribution systems; and
        (3) wastewater treatment plants.
     (b) Each person who applies for an examination to qualify as a certified operator shall pay an examination fee as follows:
        (1) One hundred dollars ($100) for a wastewater certification examination.
        (2) One hundred fifty dollars ($150) for a drinking water certification examination.

SOURCE: IC 13-18-11-5; (07)SB0432.1.5. -->     SECTION 5. IC 13-18-11-5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 5. The commissioner shall prescribe and provide an application form for use by applicants in applying for the appropriate certificate issued under this chapter. An applicant must deposit a fee of thirty at the time of making application as follows:
        (1) One hundred
dollars ($30) at the time of making application ($100) for wastewater certification.
        (2) One hundred fifty dollars ($150) for drinking water certification.

SOURCE: IC 13-18-11-6; (07)SB0432.1.6. -->     SECTION 6. IC 13-18-11-6 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 6. (a) A wastewater treatment plant operator certified under this chapter may renew the operator's certificate biennially by doing the following:
        (1)
Paying a renewal fee of thirty dollars ($30). according to the classification of the certificate as follows:
            Classification     Fee
            Class I-SP    $60
            Class I    $60
            Class A-SO    $60
            Class A    $60
            Class II    $80
            Class B    $80
            Class III    $100
            Class C    $100
            Class IV    $120
            Class D    $120
        (2) Meeting any continuing education requirements

established by the department.
    (b) The fee is due and payable to the department before July 2 of the year for which a renewal certificate is issued. Proof of compliance with continuing education requirements must be submitted to the department at the time the fee is due and payable. The late fee for renewal of a certificate for any classification after July 1 is an additional one hundred dollars ($100).
    (c) A wastewater treatment plant operator who fails to renew a certificate for three (3) successive years may not receive a renewal certificate without reexamination.

SOURCE: IC 13-18-11-6.5; (07)SB0432.1.7. -->     SECTION 7. IC 13-18-11-6.5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 6.5. (a) A water treatment plant operator or water distribution system operator certified under this chapter may renew the operator's certificate triennially by:
        (1) paying a renewal fee of thirty one hundred fifty dollars ($30); ($150); and
        (2) meeting any continuing education requirements established by the department.
    (b) The:
        (1) fee is due and payable; and
        (2) proof of compliance with continuing education requirements must be submitted to the department;
before July 2 of the year for which a renewal certificate is to be issued.
    (c) A water treatment plant operator or a water distribution system operator who fails to renew a certificate within one (1) year after the date the certificate expires may not receive a renewal certificate without reexamination.
SOURCE: IC 13-18-20-2; (07)SB0432.1.8. -->     SECTION 8. IC 13-18-20-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 2. For industrial permits, other than coal mine permits or stone quarry permits, the annual base fee per facility is:
        (1) one thousand dollars ($1,000) for a major permit; and
        (2) four hundred dollars ($400) for a minor permit;
plus the following annual discharge flow fee per facility:
    Daily Average Actual
    Flow in MGD    Fee
    .001 -    .05    $240 $300
    .051 -    .1    $360 $450
    .101 -    .2    $840 $1,050
    .201 -    .3    $1,200 $1,500
    .301 -    .5    $1,680 $2,100
    .501 -    1.0    $2,060 $2,575
    1.001 -    2.0    $3,600 $4,500
    2.001 -    5.0    $5,400 $6,750
    5.001 -    10.0    $8,400 $10,500
    10.001 -    15.0    $12,000 $15,000
    15.001 -    30.0    $16,800 $21,000
    30.001 -    50.0    $22,800 $28,500
    50.001 -    100.0    $28,800 $36,000
    More than
100.0    $34,800 $43,500
Annual flow fees are reduced by twenty percent (20%) for discharges that are comprised of greater than ninety percent (90%) of non-contact cooling water.
SOURCE: IC 13-18-20-3; (07)SB0432.1.9. -->     SECTION 9. IC 13-18-20-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 3. Each facility for which a coal mine operator files a notice of intent under the general coal mine permit rules adopted under IC 13-18-18 shall pay an annual fee of five hundred dollars ($500) instead of the following individual permit fees. The annual fee must accompany the initial notice of intent and is due each year on the anniversary date of the date when the initial notice of intent was filed.
    Outfalls    Fee
    1 Outfall    $500 $625
    2-3 Outfalls    $750 $938
    4-6 Outfalls    $1,000 $1,250
    7-10 Outfalls    $1,500 $1,875
    11-20 Outfalls    $2,500 $3,125
    21-99 Outfalls    $3,500 $4,375
SOURCE: IC 13-18-20-4; (07)SB0432.1.10. -->     SECTION 10. IC 13-18-20-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 4. For stone quarry permits, the annual fee is as follows:
    Outfalls    Fee
    1 Outfall    $750 $938
    2 Outfalls    $1,500 $1,875
    3 Outfalls    $2,000 $2,500
    4 Outfalls    $2,500 $3,125
SOURCE: IC 13-18-20-5; (07)SB0432.1.11. -->     SECTION 11. IC 13-18-20-5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 5. For municipal permits, the annual base fee per facility is:
        (1) one thousand five eight hundred seventy-five dollars ($1,500) ($1,875) for a major permit; and
        (2) four five hundred dollars ($400) ($500) for a minor permit;
plus the following annual discharge flow fee per facility:
    Daily Average Actual
    Flow in MGD    Fee
    .001 -    .05    $300 $375
    .051 -    .1    $600 $750
    .101 -    .2    $2,000 $2,500
    .201 -    .3    $4,000 $5,000
    .301 -    .5    $5,000 $6,250
    .501 -    1.0    $6,000 $7,500
    1.001 -    2.0    $7,000 $8,750
    2.001 -    5.0    $8,000 $10,000
    5.001 -    10.0    $10,000 $12,500
    10.001 -    15.0    $13,000 $16,250
    15.001 -    30.0    $15,000 $18,750
    30.001 -    50.0    $20,000 $25,000
    50.001 -    100.0    $22,000 $27,500
SOURCE: IC 13-18-20-6; (07)SB0432.1.12. -->     SECTION 12. IC 13-18-20-6 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 6. For state permits, the annual base fee per facility is:
        (1) one thousand two hundred fifty dollars ($1,000) ($1,250) for a major permit; and
        (2) four five hundred dollars ($400) ($500) for a minor permit;
plus the following annual discharge flow fee per facility:
    Daily Average Actual
    Flow in MGD    Fee
    .001 -    .05    $240 $300
    .051 -    .1    $360 $450
    .101 -    .2    $840 $1,050
    .201 -    .3    $1,200 $1,500
    .301 -    .5    $1,680 $2,100
    .501 -    1.0    $2,060 $2,575
    1.001 -    2.0    $3,600 $4,500
    2.001 -    5.0    $5,400 $6,750
    5.001 -    10.0    $8,400 $10,500
    10.001 -    15.0    $12,000 $15,000
    15.001 -    30.0    $16,800 $21,000
    30.001 -    50.0    $22,800 $28,500
    50.001 -    100.0    $28,800 $36,000
    More than
100.0     $34,800 $43,500
SOURCE: IC 13-18-20-7; (07)SB0432.1.13. -->     SECTION 13. IC 13-18-20-7 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 7. For federal permits, the annual base fee per facility is:
        (1) one thousand two hundred fifty dollars ($1,000) ($1,250) for

a major permit; and
        (2) four five hundred dollars ($500) for a minor permit;
plus the following annual discharge flow fee per facility:
    Daily Average Actual
    Flow in MGD    Fee
    .001 -    .05     $240 $300
    .051 -    .1     $360 $450
    .101 -    .2     $840 $1,050
    .201 -    .3     $1,200 $1,500
    .301 -    .5     $1,680 $2,100
    .501 -    1.0     $2,060 $2,575
    1.001 -    2.0     $3,600 $4,500
    2.001 -    5.0     $5,400 $6,750
    5.001 -    10.0     $8,400 $10,500
    10.001 -    15.0     $12,000 $15,000
    15.001 -    30.0     $16,800 $21,000
    30.001 -    50.0     $22,800 $28,500
    50.001 -    100.0     $28,800 $36,000
    More than
100.0    $34,800 $43,500

SOURCE: IC 13-18-20-8; (07)SB0432.1.14. -->     SECTION 14. IC 13-18-20-8 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 8. For semipublic permits, the annual base fee per facility is:
        (1) seven nine hundred fifty thirty-eight dollars ($750) ($938) for a major permit; and
        (2) two hundred fifty dollars ($200) ($250) for a minor permit;
plus the following annual discharge flow fee per facility:
    Daily Average Design
    Flow in MGD    Fee
    .001 -    .05    $150 $188
    .051 -    .1    $300 $375
    .101 -    .2    $1,000 $1,250
    .201 -    .3    $2,000 $2,500
    .301 -    .5    $2,500 $3,125
    .501 -    1.0    $3,000 $3,750
    1.001 -    2.0    $3,500 $4,375
    2.001 -    5.0    $4,000 $5,000
    5.001 -    10.0    $5,000 $6,250
    10.001 -    15.0    $6,500 $8,125
    15.001 -    30.0    $7,500 $9,375
    30.001 -    50.0    $10,000 $12,500
    50.001 -    100.0    $11,000 $13,750
SOURCE: IC 13-18-20-9; (07)SB0432.1.15. -->     SECTION 15. IC 13-18-20-9 IS AMENDED TO READ AS

FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 9. For public water system permits, the annual base fee per facility is:
        (1) one thousand two hundred fifty dollars ($1,000) ($1,250) for a major permit; and
        (2) four five hundred dollars ($400) ($500) for a minor permit;
plus the following annual discharge flow fee per facility based on projected daily average flow in MGD as set forth in a facility NPDES permit:
    Projected Daily Average
    Flow in MGD    Fee
    .001 -    .05    $240 $300
    .051 -    .1    $360 $450
    .101 -    .2    $840 $1,050
    .201 -    .3    $1,200 $1,500
    .301 -    .5    $1,680 $2,100
    .501 -    1.0    $2,060 $2,575
    1.001 -    2.0    $3,600 $4,500
    2.001 -    5.0    $5,400 $6,750
    5.001 -    10.0    $8,400 $10,500
    10.001 -    15.0    $12,000 $15,000
    15.001 -    30.0    $16,800 $21,000
    30.001 -    50.0    $22,800 $28,500
    50.001 -    100.0    $28,800 $36,000
    More than
100.0    $34,800 $43,500

SOURCE: IC 13-18-20-10; (07)SB0432.1.16. -->     SECTION 16. IC 13-18-20-10 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 10. (a) For storm water permits for construction activity, a fee of one four hundred dollars ($100) ($400) shall be submitted with a notice of intent. (NOI).
    (b) For storm water permits for industrial activity, the annual fee is one hundred fifty dollars ($100). ($150).
    (c) Except as provided in subsection (f), for municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) general permits, a fee shall be submitted with the notice of intent based on the population of the jurisdiction obtaining the permit, according to the following schedule:
    Population    Fee
    1-999    $250
    1,000-2,999    $500
    3,000-4,999    $750
    5,000-6,999    $1,000
    7,000-9,999    $1,500
    More than 9,999    $2,000
    (d) Except as provided in subsection (f), for nonmunicipal

(including institutions and conservancy districts) separate storm sewer system (MS4) general permits, a fee shall be submitted with the notice of intent in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500).
    (e) Except as provided in subsection (f), for county separate storm sewer system (MS4) general permits, a fee shall be submitted with the notice of intent in the amount of two thousand dollars ($2,000).
    (f) The fee under subsection (c), (d), or (e) is reduced by twenty-five percent (25%) if the permit is co-permitted with one (1) or more other permittees.

SOURCE: IC 13-18-20-11; (07)SB0432.1.17. -->     SECTION 17. IC 13-18-20-11 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 11. For an industrial waste pretreatment permit, the annual fee is three five hundred fifty dollars ($350). ($500).
SOURCE: IC 13-18-22-3; (07)SB0432.1.18. -->     SECTION 18. IC 13-18-22-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 3. (a) An individual permit is required to authorize a wetland activity in a Class III wetland.
    (b) Except as provided in section 4(a) of this chapter, an individual permit is required to authorize a wetland activity in a Class II wetland.
    (c) The board shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 and IC 13-14 not later than June 1, 2005, to govern the issuance of individual permits by the department under subsections (a) and (b).
     (d) An applicant for a permit under this section must submit a fee of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the department at the time of making application.
SOURCE: IC 13-18-22-4; (07)SB0432.1.19. -->     SECTION 19. IC 13-18-22-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 4. (a) Wetland activities with minimal impact in Class I wetlands and Class II wetlands, including the activities analogous to those allowed under the nationwide permit program (as published in 67 Fed. Reg. 2077-2089 (2002)), shall be authorized by a general permit rule.
    (b) Wetland activities in Class I wetlands shall be authorized by a general permit rule.
    (c) The board shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 and IC 13-14 not later than February 1, 2005, to establish and implement the general permits described in subsections (a) and (b).
     (d) For a general permit for wetland activity, a fee of one hundred dollars ($100) shall be submitted with the notice of intent.
SOURCE: IC 13-18-23-2; (07)SB0432.1.20. -->     SECTION 20. IC 13-18-23-2 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 2. (a) An applicant for an individual certification under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act

shall submit a fee of two hundred dollars ($200) to the department at the time of making application.
    (b) An applicant for a regional general certification under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act shall submit a fee of one hundred dollars ($100) to the department with the notice of intent.
    (c) Subject to section 1(b) of this chapter, the department must return an application fee submitted under this section if a waiver of certification occurs because the department fails to act within the period specified in section 1(a)(1) of this chapter.

SOURCE: IC 13-22-12-1; (07)SB0432.1.21. -->     SECTION 21. IC 13-22-12-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 1. Notwithstanding fees established under IC 13-16-1, the hazardous waste:
        (1) permit application fees; and
        (2) annual operation fees; and
        (3) prices for purchasing manifests;
contained in this chapter are established.
SOURCE: IC 13-22-12-3; (07)SB0432.1.22. -->     SECTION 22. IC 13-22-12-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 3. (a) Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c), for hazardous waste, the annual operation fees are as follows:
    Fee
    Land Disposal    $37,500
    Incinerator (per unit)    $10,000
    Storage    $2,500
    Treatment    $10,000
    Generator    $1,565
    Postclosure Activity    $1,500
    Groundwater Compliance
    Sampling at active
    facilities (per well)    $1,000
    Small quantity generator    $500
    Transporter    $500
    (b) The annual operation fee for a large quantity generator is based on the amount of hazardous waste generated as follows:
    Amount generated     Fee
    Less than 10 tons    $1,000
    At least 10 tons and less than 100 tons    $2,500
    At least 100 tons and less than 1,000 tons    $4,000
    At least 1,000 tons and less than10,000 tons    $5,000
    10,000 tons or more    $7,000
    (c) The annual fee for a large quantity generator is based on the amount shipped offsite in the past year as follows:
    Amount shipped     Fee
    Less than 10 tons    $1,500
    At least 10 tons and less than 100 tons    $2,500
    At least 100 tons and less than 1,000 tons    $4,500
    At least 1,000 tons and less than 10,000 tons    $5,500
    10,000 tons or more    $7,500