115A.545 Mixed municipal solid waste processing payment.
Subdivision 1. Definition. (a) For the purpose of this section, the following terms have the meanings given them.
(b) "Processed" means mixed municipal solid waste that has been:
(1) burned for energy recovery; or
(2) processed into usable compost or refuse derived fuel.
(c) "Processing facility" means a facility designed to burn mixed municipal solid waste for energy recovery or designed to process mixed municipal solid waste into usable compost or refuse-derived fuel.
(d) "County" includes a consortium of counties operating under a solid waste management joint powers agreement.
Subd. 2. Processing payment. (a) The director shall pay counties a processing payment for each ton of mixed municipal solid waste that is generated in the county and processed at a resource recovery facility. The processing payment shall be $5 for each ton of mixed municipal solid waste processed.
(b) By the last day of October, January, April, and July, each county claiming the processing payment shall file a claim for payment with the director for the three previous months certifying the number of tons of mixed municipal solid waste that were generated in the county and processed at a resource recovery facility. The director shall pay the processing payments by November 15, February 15, May 15, and August 15 each year.
(c) If the total amount for which all counties are eligible in a quarter exceeds the amount available for payment, the director shall make the payments on a pro rata basis.
(d) All of the money received by a county under paragraph (a) must be used to lower the tipping fee for waste to be processed at a resource recovery facility.
Subd. 3. Expiration date. The payment in subdivision 2 expires on July 1, 2005. For waste delivered to a resource recovery facility from April 1, 2005, to June 30, 2005, a county must submit payment claims by July 31, 2005. The director shall make the final mixed municipal solid waste processing payments by August 15, 2005.
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