MENDOCINO COUNTY AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

RULE 1-300 - FEES

(a) INITIAL FEE

  1. Every applicant for an Authority to Construct at any existing retail service station as required by this regulation shall submit an application and plans to the District prior to April 1, 1990. The initial fee required with this application shall be $100.00 per retail service station plus $20.00 per gasoline dispensing nozzle.
  2. Every applicant for a Authority to Construct a new retail service station or to make modifications at an existing retail service station shall submit an application and plans to the District prior to the start of construction of the new station or modifications. The initial fee required with this application shall be $100.00 per retail service station plus $20.00 per gasoline dispensing nozzle.

(b) ANNUAL RENEWAL FEE

  1. On February 1, 1991, and each February 1 thereafter, all holders of a Permit to Operate shall be notified by the District of the annual permit renewal fees of $100.00 per retail service station plus $10.00 per gasoline dispensing nozzle.
  2. The permittee shall pay such annual renewal fee to the District Office in person or by mail postmarked no later than March 31 of that year. If the renewal fee is not paid by March 31, the fee shall be increased by one-half the amount thereof, and the District shall thereupon promptly notify the permittee by mail of the increased fee. If the increased fee is not paid within 60 days after such notice, the permit shall be immediately suspended and the District shall so notify the permittee by mail. Any suspended permit may be reinstated only upon payment in full of all accrued fees and penalties.
  3. It is hereby determined that the cost of reviewing permit applications, issuing authorizations, and of inspections, testing and monitoring pertaining to such issuance, exceeds the fees prescribed herein.

(c) TRANSFER OF OWNER

Where an application is filed for a Permit to Operate any retail service station by reason of transfer of owner, and where a Permit to Operate had previously been granted under Rule 1-200 and no modifications to the station have been made the applicant shall pay a $10 transfer fee.

(d) ALTERATION OF EQUIPMENT

Where an application is filed for an Authority to Construct or a Permit to Operate exclusively involving revisions to the conditions of an existing Authority to Construct or Permit to Operate or involving alterations or additions resulting in a change to any existing retail service station holding a permit under the provisions of this Regulation, the permit fee shall be recalculated to show any rating changes and pro-rated for the balance of the annual permit period.

(e) DUPLICATE PERMIT

A request for a duplicate Permit to Operate shall be made in writing to the District within 10 days after the destruction, loss or defacement of a Permit to Operate and shall contain the reason a duplicate permit is being requested. A fee of $10 shall be paid for a duplicate Permit to Operate.

(f) LATE FEE PENALTY

If any retail service station is constructed, modified, or operated without the owner or operator obtaining an Authority to Construct in accordance with Rule 1-200, the applicant shall be assessed a late fee penalty which is one and one-half times the applicable initial fee. The assessment of a late fee penalty shall not limit the District's right to pursue any other remedy provided for by law.