Exemptions — Anaerobic digesters.
(1) The tax levied by RCW 82.08.020 does not apply to sales to an eligible person establishing or operating an anaerobic digester or to services rendered in respect to installing, constructing, repairing, cleaning, altering, or improving an anaerobic digester, or to sales of tangible personal property that becomes an ingredient or component of the anaerobic digester. The anaerobic digester must be used primarily to treat livestock manure.
(2)(a) The department of revenue must provide an exemption certificate to an eligible person upon application by that person. The application must be in a form and manner prescribed by the department and must contain information regarding the location of the facility and other information as the department may require.
(b) A person claiming an exemption under this section must keep records necessary for the department to verify eligibility under this section. The exemption is available only when the buyer provides the seller with an exemption certificate in a form and manner prescribed by the department. The seller must retain a copy of the certificate for the seller's files.
(3) The definitions in this subsection apply to this section and RCW 82.12.900 unless the context clearly requires otherwise:
(a) "Anaerobic digester" means a facility that processes manure from livestock into biogas and dried manure using microorganisms in a decomposition process within a closed, oxygen-free container.
(b) "Eligible person" means any person establishing or operating an anaerobic digester to treat primarily livestock manure.
(c) "Primarily" means more than fifty percent measured by volume or weight.
[2006 c 151 § 4; 2001 2nd sp.s. c 18 § 4.]
| Effective date -- Conservation commission -- Report to legislature -- 2006 c 151: See notes following RCW 82.08.890.|
Intent -- Effective date -- 2001 2nd sp.s. c 18: See notes following RCW 82.08.890.