17.50.411 DISPOSAL FEE
(1) Except as provided for in 75-10-214, MCA, and in fee Tables 1, 2 and 3 of
ARM 17.50.410, any person licensed to dispose of or incinerate solid waste
shall submit to the department an annual fee of $0.40 per ton of solid waste
incinerated or disposed of at the licensed facility during the previous
calendar year. This fee must be submitted to the department in addition to the
flat annual license renewal fees and is subject to the schedule in Table 1 of
(2) The department shall
calculate the fee by using one of the following methods:
(a) actual weight of waste
managed as reported in the annual report required by ARM 17.50.410; or
(b) estimated weight based
upon the volume of waste managed as reported in the annual report required by
(3) For the purpose of
estimating weight based upon the volume of waste managed, the following
(a) one cubic yard of loose
refuse (residential or commercial) equals 300 pounds; and
(b) one cubic yard of
compacted refuse (packer truck) received at the facility equals 700 pounds.
(c) The average tire weighs
(4) In addition to the
tonnage-based fee specified in (1) , any person licensed to dispose of or
incinerate solid waste shall submit to the department a quarterly fee of $0.27
per ton of solid waste generated outside Montana and disposed of or incinerated
within Montana. All facilities that accept wastes from outside Montana for the
purpose of incineration or disposal must weigh the wastes accepted at that
facility to accurately determine the volume accepted.
(5) Each facility receiving
waste generated outside Montana must record the weights of all out-of-state
waste received and such records must be placed in the operating record and must
be reported to the department in the annual report specified in ARM 17.50.412.
History: 75-10-115, 75-10-204, 75-10-221, MCA; IMP, 75-10-115, 75-10-118, 75-10-221, MCA; NEW, 1992 MAR p. 1377, Eff. 6/26/92; AMD, 1993 MAR p. 1931, Eff. 8/13/93; TRANS, from DHES, 1995 MAR p. 2253; AMD, 2003 MAR p. 2857, Eff. 12/25/03.