The applicant for a certificate of need for a large electric power generating plant or a high voltage transmission line or for a certification of a high voltage transmission line as part of a transmission projects report shall pay the commissioner of the Department of Commerce the reasonable costs incurred by the commissioner in preparing the environmental report.
The applicant shall submit a minimum payment of $5,000 to the commissioner at the time the application or request is filed with the Public Utilities Commission. Additional payments shall be made within 30 days of notification by the agency that additional fees are necessary for completion of the environmental review. After preparation of the environmental report, the commissioner shall provide the applicant with a final accounting. The applicant shall make the final payment within 30 days of notification, or the agency shall refund any excess payments within 30 days of the final accounting.
MS s 116D.04
28 SR 951; L 2005 c 97 art 3 s 19
October 13, 2009