MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) will continue to waive the fee for the Agricultural Cleanup Program (ACCP). The fee holiday will extend through June 2023 for fertilizer sales and through the 2022-23 license year for other licensees.
The surcharge is based on the level of the ACCP fund on May 1 of each year, when DATCP is required to review the program funds. The fee holiday first took effect in 2018. Fertilizer and pesticide businesses normally pay this fee when renewing their license, and farmers pay it when purchasing fertilizer. The fee goes into the ACCP fund to help pay for cleaning up agrichemical spills. When the fund remains above $1.5 million, DATCP can waive the fee.
This will be the fourth year in a row fertilizer dealers will omit the ACCP surcharge from their customers’ bills. It is the fifth year that pesticide and fertilizer businesses, commercial pesticide applicators, and pesticide manufacturers will not have to pay it as part of their license fees.
For more information about the ACCP fund and surcharges, visit https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Programs_Services/ACCPFundSurcharges.aspx.