(415 ILCS 5/22.44)
    Sec. 22.44. Subtitle D management fees.
    (a) There is created within the State treasury a special fund to be known as the "Subtitle D Management Fund" constituted from the fees collected by the State under this Section.
    (b) The Agency shall assess and collect a fee in the amount set forth in this subsection from the owner or operator of each sanitary landfill permitted or required to be permitted by the Agency to dispose of solid waste if the sanitary landfill is located off the site where the waste was produced and if the sanitary landfill is owned, controlled, and operated by a person other than the generator of the waste. The Agency shall deposit all fees collected under this subsection into the Subtitle D Management Fund. If a site is contiguous to one or more landfills owned or operated by the same person, the volumes permanently disposed of by each landfill shall be combined for purposes of determining the fee under this subsection.
        (1) If more than 150,000 cubic yards of non-hazardous
    
solid waste is permanently disposed of at a site in a calendar year, the owner or operator shall either pay a fee of 10.1 cents per cubic yard or, alternatively, the owner or operator may weigh the quantity of the solid waste permanently disposed of with a device for which certification has been obtained under the Weights and Measures Act and pay a fee of 22 cents per ton of waste permanently disposed of.
        (2) If more than 100,000 cubic yards, but not more
    
than 150,000 cubic yards, of non-hazardous waste is permanently disposed of at a site in a calendar year, the owner or operator shall pay a fee of $7,020.
        (3) If more than 50,000 cubic yards, but not more
    
than 100,000 cubic yards, of non-hazardous solid waste is permanently disposed of at a site in a calendar year, the owner or operator shall pay a fee of $3,120.
        (4) If more than 10,000 cubic yards, but not more
    
than 50,000 cubic yards, of non-hazardous solid waste is permanently disposed of at a site in a calendar year, the owner or operator shall pay a fee of $975.
        (5) If not more than 10,000 cubic yards of
    
non-hazardous solid waste is permanently disposed of at a site in a calendar year, the owner or operator shall pay a fee of $210.
    (c) The fee under subsection (b) shall not apply to any of the following:
        (1) Hazardous waste.
        (2) Pollution control waste.
        (3) Waste from recycling, reclamation, or reuse
    
processes that have been approved by the Agency as being designed to remove any contaminant from wastes so as to render the wastes reusable, provided that the process renders at least 50% of the waste reusable.
        (4) Non-hazardous solid waste that is received at a
    
sanitary landfill and composted or recycled through a process permitted by the Agency.
        (5) Any landfill that is permitted by the Agency to
    
receive only demolition or construction debris or landscape waste.
    (d) The Agency shall establish rules relating to the collection of the fees authorized by this Section. These rules shall include, but not be limited to the following:
        (1) Necessary records identifying the quantities of
    
solid waste received or disposed.
        (2) The form and submission of reports to accompany
    
the payment of fees to the Agency.
        (3) The time and manner of payment of fees to the
    
Agency, which payments shall not be more often than quarterly.
        (4) Procedures setting forth criteria establishing
    
when an owner or operator may measure by weight or volume during any given quarter or other fee payment period.
    (e) Fees collected under this Section shall be in addition to any other fees collected under any other Section.
    (f) The Agency shall not refund any fee paid to it under this Section.
    (g) Pursuant to appropriation, all moneys in the Subtitle D Management Fund shall be used by the Agency to administer the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Subtitle D Program provided in Sections 4004 and 4010 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (P.L. 94-580) as it relates to a municipal solid waste landfill program in Illinois and to fund a delegation of inspecting, investigating, and enforcement functions, within the municipality only, pursuant to subsection (r) of Section 4 of this Act to a municipality having a population of more than 1,000,000 inhabitants. The Agency shall execute a delegation agreement pursuant to subsection (r) of Section 4 of this Act with a municipality having a population of more than 1,000,000 inhabitants within 90 days of September 13, 1993 and shall on an annual basis distribute from the Subtitle D Management Fund to that municipality no less than $150,000. Pursuant to appropriation, moneys in the Subtitle D Management Fund may also be used by the Agency for activities conducted under Section 22.15a of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-32, eff. 7-1-03; 94-272, eff. 7-19-05.)