The board shall assess the proposer of a release for the necessary and reasonable costs of processing exemptions from a release permit under rules authorized by sections, subdivisions 1, 3, and 4, and 116C.97, subdivision 2, paragraph (c), or applications for a release permit. An estimated budget shall be prepared for each exemption or application by the chair of the board. The proposer must remit 25 percent of the estimated budget within 14 days of the receipt of the estimated budget from the chair. The unpaid balance shall be billed in periodic installments, due upon receipt of an invoice from the chair. Costs in excess of the estimated budget must be certified by the board and upon certification constitute prima facie evidence that the expenses are reasonable and necessary and shall be charged to the proposer. The proposer may review all actual costs and present objections to the board, which may modify the cost or determine that the cost assessed is reasonable. The assessment paid by the proposer shall not exceed the sum of the costs incurred. All money received under this section shall be deposited in the special account established under section , subdivision 3, for the purpose of paying costs incurred in processing exemptions and applications.
Minn. Stat. § 116C.96
1991 c 250 s 30; 1994 c 454 s 11