New Jersey Revised Statutes § 13:1e-28.1 - Transfer Station Payment To Host Municipality

13:1E-28.1. Transfer station payment to host municipality
2. a. Any municipality within which a transfer station is located pursuant to an adopted and approved district solid waste management plan shall be entitled to an annual economic benefit to be paid or adjusted not less than quarterly in an amount established by agreement with the owner or operator of the transfer station or by order of the Board of Public Utilities, but not less than the equivalent of $0.50 per ton of all solid waste accepted for transfer at the transfer station during the 1987 calendar year and each year thereafter.

The owner or operator of the transfer station shall, not less frequently than quarterly, pay to the relevant municipality the full amount due under this subsection and each relevant municipality is empowered to anticipate this amount for the purposes of preparing its annual budget. For the purposes of calculating the payments, the owner or operator of the transfer station may, subject to the prior agreement of the relevant municipality and the approval of the Board of Public Utilities, provide the municipality with any of the following benefits in consideration for the use of land within its municipal boundaries as the location of a transfer station:

(1) The receipt of quarterly payments of annual sums of money in lieu of taxes on the land used for the transfer station;

(2) The exemption from all fees and charges for the acceptance for transfer of solid waste generated within its boundaries;

(3) The receipt of quarterly lump sum cash payments; or

(4) Any combination thereof.

b. Every owner or operator of a transfer station required to make payments not less frequently than quarterly to a municipality pursuant to subsection a. of this section may petition the Board of Public Utilities for an increase in its tariff which reflects these payments. The board, within 60 days of the receipt of the petition, shall issue an order that these payments shall be passed along to the users of the transfer station as an automatic surcharge on any tariff filed with, and recorded by, the board for the solid waste disposal operations of the transfer station.

c. In issuing any order required by this section, the Board of Public Utilities shall be exempt from the provisions of R.S.48:2-21.

L.1987,c.449,s.2; amended 1990,c.54; 1991,c.381,s.40.

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