5. a. (1) Each major facility shall pay to the department a fee or fees as calculated pursuant to this subsection and subsection d. of this section. The per-ton emission fees shall be based on the actual annual emissions of each regulated air contaminant, reported in the emission statement for that major facility, or, in the absence of such information, on permitted emissions, or where a permit has not been issued, on the potential to emit.
(2)Emission fees for each State fiscal year shall be based on the information reported in the emission statement year two years prior thereto.
(3)The amount of any emission fee payable pursuant to this section shall be adjusted for each State fiscal year by the percentage, if any, by which the CPI exceeds the CPI for calendar year 1989.
b.(Deleted by amendment, P.L.2002, c.34).
c.(Deleted by amendment, P.L.2002, c.34).
d. (1) For the State fiscal year 2003 and each fiscal year thereafter, each major facility shall pay the following fees:
(a)An emission fee of $60 (in 1989 dollars adjusted by the CPI) per ton of each regulated air contaminant;
(b)An initial and renewal operating permit application fee per facility not to exceed $50,000. For the purpose of calculating the initial and renewal operating permit application fee, the significant equipment listed in the operating permit application shall be assessed at $125 per piece of equipment. The operating permit application fee shall be submitted at the time of submission of the operating permit application; and
(c)A fee for any significant modification in an amount calculated using a fee schedule therefor to be set forth in rules and regulations to be adopted by the department, except that no fee for a significant modification review shall exceed $50,000.
(2)Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (1) of this subsection to the contrary, no major facility shall pay an emission fee less than $3,000 for each of the State fiscal years 2003 and thereafter.
e.(Deleted by amendment, P.L.2002, c.34).
f.(Deleted by amendment, P.L.2002, c.34).
g.The provisions of P.L.1993, c.361 (C.13:1D-120 et seq.) shall not apply to the assessment or payment of emission fees required pursuant to this section.
h.(Deleted by amendment, P.L.2002, c.34).
L.1995,c.188,s.5; amended 2002, c.34, s.46.