Operators shall submit plan review fees to the county as set forth below consistent with the intergovernmental agreement between the Town and county:
Amount and applicability. All permit applicants under § 357-27B shall submit to the county a nonrefundable plan review fee in accordance with the fee schedule established by the Land Conservation Committee through the annual county budget process. A review fee shall be paid under this section for any modification to an existing reclamation plan submitted pursuant to § 357-37.
Expedited plan review fee. Any permit applicant requesting expedited review by the county under § 357-29 shall pay the expedited review fee established by the county through the annual budget process.
Operators shall submit annual fees to the county as set forth below:
General. Operators of all nonmetallic mining sites subject to reclamation permits issued under this chapter shall pay annual fees to Washington County. Fees paid under this section shall include a share due to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources under § 357-45 and a share due to the county. The annual fee amount due to the county shall be established by the Land Conservation Committee through the annual county budget process and shall reflect reasonable expenses associated with administration of this chapter. The annual fee collected for Washington County under this section for local transportation-related mines issued permits under § 357-27A may not exceed the amounts set forth in Table 2 of § NR 135.39, Wis. Adm. Code, and shall include a share for both the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Washington County.
Areas subject to fees. Fees paid under this section shall be calculated by the county based on the unreclaimed acres of a nonmetallic mining site, as defined in § 357-10, present on a nonmetallic mining site at the end of each calendar year. For new or reopened mines that submit a reclamation permit application under § 357-27B, the first year's annual fee shall be based upon the unreclaimed acres which are anticipated at the end of that calendar year. Those portions of nonmetallic mining sites covered under an approved nonmetallic mining reclamation plan but which are not yet affected by nonmetallic mining are not subject to annual fees.
Procedures and deadlines. Fees assessed pursuant to this section shall be paid to the county no later than January 31 for the previous year, except when required at the time of permit application under § 357-27.
Fees prior to reclamation certification. If reclamation has already occurred on portions of a nonmetallic mining site, the fees for such portions may be submitted with a request that they be held by the county pending certification of completed reclamation pursuant to § 357-48. Upon such certification, Washington County shall refund that portion of the annual fee that applies to the reclaimed areas. If the county fails to make a determination under § 357-48 within 60 days of the request, it shall refund that portion of the annual fee that applies to the reclaimed areas.
Fees paid under § 357-44 shall include a share for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources equal to the amount specified in § NR 135.39(3), Wis. Adm. Code. For sites on which no nonmetallic mining has taken place during a calendar year, fees to be paid under this section for the following year shall be $15. The county shall forward fees collected under this section to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources by March 31.