(225 ILCS 725/19.7)
(from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 5430.2)
The Department shall assess and collect annual well fees from each
permittee in the amount of $75 per well for the first 100 wells and a $50 fee for each well in excess of 100 for which a permit is required under this Act.
Fees shall be assessed for each calendar year commencing in 1991 for all
wells of record as of July 1, 1991 and July 1 of each year thereafter. The
fees assessed by the Department under this Section are in addition to any
other fees required by law. All fees assessed under this Section shall be
submitted to the Department no later than 30 days from the date listed on
the annual fee assessment letter sent to the permittee. Of the fees
assessed and collected by the Department each year under this Section, 50%
shall be deposited into the Underground Resources Conservation Enforcement
Fund, and 50% shall be deposited into the Plugging and Restoration Fund
unless, total fees assessed and collected for any calendar year exceed
$1,500,000; then, $750,000 shall be deposited into the Underground
Resources Conservation Enforcement Fund and the balance of the fees
assessed and collected shall be deposited into the Plugging and Restoration
Fund. Upon request of the Department to the Comptroller and Treasurer, the
Comptroller and Treasurer shall make any interfund transfers necessary to
effect the allocations required by this Section.
The monies deposited into the Plugging and Restoration Fund or the Underground Resources Conservation Enforcement Fund under this Section shall not be subject to administrative charges or chargebacks unless otherwise authorized by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-1136, eff. 1-1-13.)