SBP has today published two proposed fee schedules, which will be effective from 1 October 2016.
The first fee schedule is applicable to Certification Bodies and covers the fees associated with Certification Body approval and the review of a Certification Body’s certification decision in relation to applications for SBP certification.
The second is applicable to Certificate Holders, which include Biomass Producers, typically wood pellet and wood chip producers, and any entity taking legal ownership of SBP-certified biomass and selling that biomass with an SBP claim, typically biomass traders. These fees will cover the wider costs of administering and developing the SBP Framework.
SBP is a not-for-profit organisation. It is proposed that fees will be charged to Certification Bodies and Certificate Holders to cover those administrative costs of running the SBP Framework and developing the scheme that are not already met by membership fees.
Both the proposed fee schedules may be viewed at: http://www.sustainablebiomasspartnership.org/sbp-framework/fee-schedules