each calendar year that is due from each operator engaged in and controlling a permitted or unpermitted surface mining operation. The registration fee shall be accompanied by a registration form, provided by the Department, which shall indicate the mailing address and telephone number of the operator, the location of all mining operations controlled by the operator, the minerals being mined, and other information deemed necessary by the Department. A $475 registration fee is the maximum registration fee due from a single operator each calendar year regardless of the number of sites under the operator's control.
(b) Fees shall be assessed by the Department commencing July 1, 1995 for
every surface mine operator, active mining site, and active aggregate blasting
operation of record as of that date and on July 1 of each year thereafter.
The fees assessed under this Section are in addition to any other fees required
(c) All fees assessed under this Section shall be submitted to the
Department no later than 30 days from the date listed on the Department's
annual fee assessment letter sent to the surface mine operator. If the
operator is delinquent in the payment of the fees assessed under this Section,
no further permits or certifications shall be issued to the operator until
the delinquent fees
have been paid. Moreover, if the operator is delinquent for more than 60 days
in the payment of fees assessed under this Section, the Department shall take
the action, in accordance with Section 13 of this Act, necessary to enjoin
further surface mining and aggregate blasting
operations until all delinquent fees are paid.
(Source: P.A. 97-1136, eff. 1-1-13.)