65-166a


Chapter 65.--PUBLIC HEALTH
Article 1.--SECRETARY OF HEALTHAND ENVIRONMENT, ACTIVITIES

As amended by SB 131

Effective July 1, 2003

Fees for administering water pollution control permit system; expiration of permits; reissuance; permits and fees for confined feeding facilities; disposition of moneys.

Section 1. K.S.A. 65-166a is hereby amended to read as follows: 65- 166a. (a) The secretary of health and environment is authorized and directed to establish by duly adopted rules or regulations a schedule of fees to defray all or any part of the costs of administering the water pollution control permit system established by K.S.A. 65-165 and 65-166, and amendments thereto. The amount of the fees so established shall be based upon the quantity of raw wastes or treated wastes to be discharged, units of design capacity of treatment facilities or structures, numbers of potential pollution units, physical or chemical characteristics of discharges and staff time necessary for review and evaluation of proposed projects. In establishing the fee schedule, the secretary of health and environment shall not assess fees for permits required in the extension of a sewage collection system, but such fees shall be assessed for all treatment devices, facilities or discharges where a permit is required by law and is issued by the secretary of health and environment or the secretary's designated representative. Such fees shall be nonrefundable.

(b) Any such permit for which a fee is assessed shall expire five years from the date of its issuance. The secretary of health and environment may issue permits pursuant to K.S.A. 65-165, and amendments thereto, for terms of less than five years, if the secretary determines valid cause exists for issuance of the permit with a term of less than five years. The minimum fee assessed for any permit issued pursuant to K.S.A. 65-165, and amendments thereto, shall be for not less than one year. Permit fees may be assessed and collected on an annual basis and failure to pay the assessed fee shall be cause for revocation of the permit. Any permit which has expired or has been revoked may be reissued upon payment of the appropriate fee and submission of a new application for a permit as provided in K.S.A. 65-165 and 65-166, and amendments thereto.

(c) A permit shall be required for:

(1) Any confined feeding facility with an animal unit capacity of 300 to 999 if the secretary determines that the facility has significant water pollution potential; and

(2) any confined feeding facility with an animal unit capacity of 1,000 or more.

(d) At no time shall the annual permit fee for a confined feeding facility exceed:

(1) $25 for facilities with an animal unit capacity of not more than 999;

(2) $100 for facilities with an animal unit capacity of 1,000 to 4,999;

(3) $200 for facilities with an animal unit capacity of 5,000 to 9,999; or

(4) $400 for facilities with an animal unit capacity of 10,000 or more.

(e) Annual permit fees for any truck washing facility for animal wastes shall be as follows:

(1) For a private truck washing facility for animal wastes with two or fewer trucks, not more than $25;

(2) for a private truck washing facility for animal wastes with three or more trucks, not more than $200; and

(3) for a commercial truck washing facility for animal wastes, not more than $320.

(e)(f) The secretary of health and environment shall remit all moneys received from the fees established pursuant to this act to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the state general fund.

(f)(g) Any confined feeding facility with an animal unit capacity of less than 300 may be required to obtain a permit from the secretary if the secretary determines that such facility has significant water pollution potential.

(g) (h) Any confined feeding facility not otherwise required to obtain a permit or certification may obtain a permit or certification from the secretary. Any such facility obtaining a permit shall pay an annual permit fee of not more than $25.