In 2018, Governor Snyder proposed increasing Michigan’s tipping fees from the current $.36 per ton to $4.75 per ton, bringing them more in line with the average fees of $5.30 for our neighboring states. The increased revenue from the tipping fees was sought to fund contaminated site cleanups, water quality monitoring, recycling programs and the additional staff and resources needed for the solid waste management provisions in the MDEQ proposed Part 115 legislation. In April 2018, term-limited Republican Senator Mike Nofs introduced the tipping fee legislation (SB 943), but immediately noted that action on this measure would be reserved for lame duck. The bill did not come up in lame duck but CCM is closely monitoring any action.