Hazardous Waste Planning Fee
The Hazardous Waste Planning Fee has been known by two names, the ″Pollution Prevention Planning Fee″ and the ″Hazardous Waste Planning Fee.″ To eliminate confusion, we will now only use the ″Hazardous Waste Planning Fee.″ Please update your records to reflect this change.
The Hazardous Waste Planning Fee funds technical assistance to businesses, helping them develop and implement their Pollution Prevention Plans. The Department of Ecology (Ecology) also helps businesses find ways to reduce their hazardous products and waste, which can improve worker safety and save money.
Who Pays the Hazardous Waste Planning Fee? When′s it Due?
Ecology is authorized to collect the Hazardous Waste Planning fee from any facility that:
The fee is due by July, 1 2017. If not paid by the due date, interest may be added to the amount owed.
How is the Hazardous Waste Planning Fee Calculated?
The fee calculation counts recurrent manifested hazardous waste (minus off-site recycling credits) and any toxic releases reported on Form R. The statewide rate per pound is currently $0.079019. Extremely Hazardous Waste (EHW) is counted at ten times that rate.
If a hazardous waste management facility or Treatment, Storage, Disposal, and Recycling (TSDR) facility recycles your waste, you may be eligible for recycling credits. Ask your TSDR. See the page on recycling credits for more information.
Types of waste that aren′t counted include:
No facilities pay more than that year′s fee cap, determined by the Legislature and adjusted by the rate of inflation. There is also a cap on the total revenue collected under the Hazardous Waste Planning Fee. This year, the caps are:
For questions on the Hazardous Waste Planning Fee and the billing cycle, email Vanessa O'Daniel or call 360-407-6731.
Pollution Prevention Plan and Hazardous Waste Planning Fee Frequently Asked Questions
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