1. How does my company apply for a Certificate of Exemption?
Manufacturers/importers may apply to the Board for the “Application for Exemption From Assessment” prior to the start of the fiscal year. Manufacturers/importers must certify that they will manufacture/import less than 100,000 short tons of paper and paper-based packaging during the upcoming year. Upon receipt of an application for exemption, the Board will determine whether an exemption may be granted. The Board may request past manufacturing/ import data to support the exemption request. The Board will issue, if deemed appropriate, a certificate of exemption to the eligible manufacturer/importer. It is the responsibility of the manufacturer/importer to retain a copy of the certificate of exemption.
2. What if my company claimed an exemption, but it was later determined that my company produced or imported 100,000 short tons or more of paper and paper-based packaging?
Manufacturers and importers that received an exemption certificate from the Board but manufactured or imported 100,000 short tons or more of paper and paper-based packaging during the year exempted must pay the Board the quarterly assessments owed on the quantity manufactured or imported within 30 calendar days after the end of the year and submit a “Manufacturer/Importer Quarterly Report” for each of the 4 quarters of the year exempted.