MODOC COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT


RULE 3.1 - SCHEDULE OF FEES
(Amended May 1, 1989; January 15, 1989)

All moneys collected by the District pursuant to this Rule shall be deposited to the District Fund. The application and permit fees provided for in this Regulation do not apply to agricultural burning.

A. Application Fees

  1. Every applicant {except any governmental agency or public district) for an Authority to Construct or a Permit to Operate shall pay a filing fee of $50, unless a greater amount is specified in the permit fee schedule. For any source constructed, modified or operated without first obtaining an Authority to Construct pursuant to these Rules, the filing fee shall be increased by $50.
  2. Where an application is filed for a permit by reason of transfer of location or owner, and where a Permit to Operate had previously been granted under these Rules and no modification of the source has been made, the applicant shall pay a $20 transfer fee.

B. Permit Fees
In addition to the filing fee prescribed herein, an applicant for Permit to Operate or Authority to Construct shall pay a permit fee as described in Rule 3.1.H. Such fees shall become due when the District notifies the applicant that the application has been granted. If the fee is not paid within 30 days, it shall be increased by one half the amount thereof, and the District shall 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.

C. Cancellation or Denial
If an application for a permit is canceled, or if a permit is denied and such denial becomes final, the filing fee required herein shall not be refunded nor applied to any subsequent application.

D. Alteration of Equipment
Where an application is filed for an Authority to Construct or Permit to Operate involving alteration of equipment or revision of permit conditions, the applicant shall be assessed a fee based upon any increases for which fees are established in these Rules.

E. New Source Review Fees
Every applicant for an Authority to Construct or a Permit to Operate for which the New Source Review procedures are required shall pay an additional fee to the District in the amount determined by the Control Officer. Said review fee shall not exceed the actual cost of administration of the New Source Review requirements.

F. Permit Granted by Hearing Board
In the event that a Permit to Operate is granted by the Hearing Board the applicant shall pay the fees prescribed in these Rules within thirty (30) days after the date of the decision of the Hearing Board. Nonpayment of the fees within this period of time shall result in automatic cancellation of the permit and application.

G. Duplicate Permit
A request for a duplicate Permit to Operate shall be made in writing to the Control Officer and shall contain the reason a duplicate permit is being requested. A fee of $10 shall be paid for issuing a duplicate Permit to Operate.

H. Permit Fee Schedules
The following fees are to be paid by each applicant. It is hereby determined that these fees will not exceed the cost of maintaining a permit system, including monitoring, inspection, and evaluation. In determining the fees to be charged, the equipment within each process that requires a permit will be totaled for each schedule. In the event that more than one fee schedule is applicable to a Permit to Operate, the governing schedule shall be that which results in the highest fee. If the permit is for a multicomponent system, the fee shall be based on the total of all components.

1. Fuel Burning Equipment
Where fuel is burned (with the exception of incinerators) the permit fee shall be based upon the design capacity of heat input in millions of British thermal units (BTU) per hour in accordance with the following schedule:
 
  1,000.000 British Thermal Units per Hour Fee
  Less than 10 $ 50.00
  10 or greater but less than 20 $100.00
  20 or greater but less than 50 $200.00
  50 or greater but less than 100 $300.00
  100 or greater $450.00
2. Geothermal Resources
The permit fee shall be based on the following schedule:
 
  Source Fee
  Geothermal Well $ 150.00
  Power Plant Unit $1500.00
3. Incinerators
The permit fee shall be based on the maximum horizontal inside cross sectional area, in square feet, of the primary chamber in accordance with the following schedule:
 
  Area, in Square Feet Fee
  Less than 50 $ 50.00
  50 or greater $450.00
4. Stationary Containers
Permit fees shall be based on the following schedule of capacities in gallons or volumetric equivalent:
 
  Gallons Fee
  Less than 40,000 $50.00
  40,000 or greater $75.00
5. Air Conveyance Systems
The permit fee shall be based on the volumetric exhaust rate from the source in actual cubic feet per minute in accordance with the following schedule:
 
  Volume in ACFM Fee
  Less than 20,000 $50.00
  20,000 or greater $75.00
6. Plywood Veneer Dryers
The permit fee shall be based on the maximum design rating on a 3/8-inch thick basis, in accordance with the following schedule:
 
  l,000 Square Feet per Day Fee
  Less than 100 $50.00
  100 or greater $75.00
7. Gravel and Asphalt Plants
The permit fee shall be based on the maximum design rating, in accordance with the following schedule:
 
  Tons per Hour Fee
  Less than 100 $ 50.00
  100 or greater but less than 200 $100.00
  200 or greater but less than 400 $200.00
  400 or greater $450.00
8. Vapor Recovery Systems
For sources subject to Rule 8.1, the fee shall be $150.
 
9. Miscellaneous
Any source which is not included in the preceding schedules shall be assessed a permit fee based on the combined tons per year of all air pollutants emitted in accordance with the following schedule:
 
  Tons/Year Fee
  Less than 10 $ 50.00
  10 or greater but less than 25 $75.00
  25 or greater but less than 50 $150.00
  50 or greater but less than 100 $300.00
  100 or greater $450.00

I. Analysis Fees

Should the Control Officer find that an analysis of emissions or any special studies are necessary pursuant to these regulations, the cost of such analysis or studies shall be charged against the owner or operator of said source.

J. Technical Reports

Charges for information, circulars, reports of technical work, and other reports prepared by the District may not exceed the cost of preparation and distribution of such documents.

K. Hearing Board Fees

Every applicant or petitioner for a variance or for the extension, revocation or modification of a variance, or for an appeal from a denial or conditional approval of a permit, except any governmental agency or public district, shall pay to the clerk of the Hearing Board, on filing, a non-refundable fee of $150.