Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Regulation 2009
19 Calculating the fee for each assessable pollutant—Step 4 of load-based fee calculation
(1) To calculate the fee for each assessable pollutant discharged during the licence fee period—(a) use the formula set out in subclause (2) (Formula 1) if the assessable load is greater than the fee rate threshold, or(b) in any other case use the formula set out in subclause (3) (Formula 2).(2) Formula 1(3) Formula 2(4) In formulae 1 and 2—AL is the assessable load of the assessable pollutant discharged, expressed in kilograms.CZ is the pollutant critical zone weighting for the assessable pollutant determined in accordance with subclauses (5) and (6).FRT is the fee rate threshold for the assessable pollutant, expressed in kilograms.PFU is the pollutant fee unit amount for the licence fee period as specified in subclause (7).PW is the pollutant weighting for the assessable pollutant determined in accordance with subclause (8).(5) The pollutant critical zone weightings are as follows—(a) for a pollutant shown in Column 1 of a Table in Part 1 of Schedule 2 that is discharged into a zone shown in Column 2 of the Table opposite the pollutant—the weighting specified in Column 3 of the Table opposite the pollutant,(b) in all other circumstances—1.(6) If a licence authorises or controls the discharge of a pollutant into more than one critical zone, the critical zone weighting factor for the pollutant is the factor applicable to the zone into which the majority of the pollutant is discharged.(7) A pollutant fee unit for a licence fee period that begins on a date in any of the following periods is the amount specified in respect of that period—(a) before 1 July 2009—$38.61,(b) on or after 1 July 2009 and before 1 July 2010—$39.58,(c) on or after 1 July 2010 and before 1 July 2011—$40.57,(d) on or after 1 July 2011 and before 1 July 2012—$41.58,(e) on or after 1 July 2012 and before 1 July 2014—$42.62,(f) on or after 1 July 2014 and before 1 July 2015—$44.78,(g) on or after 1 July 2015 and before 1 July 2016—$45.90,(h) on or after 1 July 2016 and before 1 July 2017—$47.05,(i) on or after 1 July 2017 and before 1 July 2018—$48.23,(j) on or after 1 July 2018 and before 1 July 2019—$49.44,(k) on or after 1 July 2019 and before 1 July 2020—$50.48,(l) on or after 1 July 2020 and before 1 July 2021—$51.54,(m) on or after 1 July 2021 and before 1 July 2022—$52.62,(n) on or after 1 July 2022 and before 1 July 2023—$53.73,(o) on or after 1 July 2023—$54.85.(8) The pollutant weightings for—(a) an air pollutant shown in a Column 1 of Table 1 in Part 2 of Schedule 2 is the weighting specified opposite the pollutant in Column 3 of the Table, or(b) a water pollutant shown in a Column 1 of Table 2 in Part 2 of Schedule 2 is the weighting specified opposite the pollutant in—(i) Column 3 if the pollutant is discharged into enclosed waters, or(ii) Column 4 if the pollutant is discharged into estuarine waters, or(iii) Column 5 if the pollutant is discharged into open coastal waters.(9) In this clause and Schedule 2—enclosed waters means all waters other than open coastal waters or estuarine waters.estuarine waters means waters (other than open coastal waters)—(a) that are ordinarily subject to tidal influence, and(b) that have a mean tidal range greater than 0.8 metres (being the average difference between the mean high water mark and the mean low water mark over the course of a year).open coastal waters has the meaning given by Schedule 3.