MARIPOSA COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

(Mariposa County Ordinance No. 738)

REGULATION VI

RULE 601 - PERMIT FEES

This Rule requires that fees be paid for:

  1. Filing Fee. Every applicant, except any state or local governmental agency or public district, for an Authority to Construct, or a Permit to Operate equipment for which a permit is required by the State Law or the Rules and Regulations of the Air Pollution Control District, shall pay a filing fee of S100.00. When an application is filed for a Permit to Operate any article, machine, equipment, or other contrivance by reason of transfer from one person to another, and where a Permit to Operate had previously been granted under Rule and no alteration, addition, or transfer of location has been made, the applicant shall pay only the filing fee.

  2. Engineering Evaluation Fee. Every applicant who files an application for a permit, alteration of a permit, additions to a permit or revision of a permit, including one for change of location, shall in addition to the filing fee pay upon notification an engineering evaluation fee. The fee shall not exceed the actual engineering costs incurred by the district.

  3. Permit Fee. Every applicant, except any state or local governmental agency, or public district, who files application with the Air Pollution Control Officer for a Permit to Operate, shall, in addition to the filing fee prescribed herein, pay the fee for the issuance of a Permit to Operate in the amount prescribed in the following schedules, provided, however, that the filing fee shall be applied to the fee prescribed for the issuance of the Permit to Operate.

  4. Cancellation or Denial. If an application for an Authority to Construct or a Permit to Operate is cancelled, or if an Authority to Construct or Permit to Operate is denied and such denial becomes final, the filing fee required herein shall not be refunded nor applied to any subsequent application. The charge for engineering evaluation incurred shall not be refunded.

  5. Transfer of Location or Owner. Where an application is filed for a Permit to Operate any equipment by reason of transfer of location or transfer from one person to another, or both, and where a Permit to Operate had previously been granted for such equipment under Rule 501 and an alteration or addition has been made, the applicant shall be assessed a fee based upon the increase in total horsepower rating, the increase in total fuel consumption expressed in thousands of British Thermal Units (BTU) per hour, the increase in total electrical energy rating, the increase in maximum horizontal inside cross sectional area or the increase in total stationary container capacity resulting from such alteration or additions, as described in the fee schedules contained herein. Where the application is for transfer of location, and no alteration or addition has been made, the applicant shall pay only the amount of the filing fee required herein.

  6. 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 Permit to Operate or involving alterations or additions resulting in a change to any existing equipment holding a permit under the provisions of Rule 501 of these Rules and Regulations, the applicant shall be assessed a fee based upon the increase in total horsepower rating, the increase in total fuel consumption expressed in thousands of British Thermal Units (BTU) per hour, the increase in total electrical energy rating, the increase in maximum horizontal inside cross sectional area or the increase in total stationary container capacity resulting from such alterations or additions, as described in the fee schedules contained herein. Where there is no change or a decrease in such rating, the applicant shall pay only the amount of the filing fee and engineering analysis fee required herein.

  7. Permit Fee. After the provisions for granting permits as set forth in Article 1, Chapter 4, Part 4, Division 26, of the Health and Safety Code and these Rules and Regulations, have been complied with, the applicant shall be notified by the Air Pollution Control Officer, in writing, of the fee to be paid for issuance of the Permit to Operate. Such notice may be given by personal service, or by deposit, postpaid, in the United States Mail and shall serve as a Temporary Permit to Operate for thirty (30) days from the date of personal service or mailing. Non-payment of the fee within this period of time shall result in the automatic cancellation of the application.

  8. Permit Granted by Hearing Board. In the event that a Permit to Operate is granted by the Hearing Board, after denial by the Air Pollution Control Officer, or after the applicant deems his application denied, the applicant shall pay the fee prescribed in the following schedules within thirty (30) days after the date of the decision of the Hearing Board. Non-payment of the fee within this period of time shall result in automatic cancellation of the permit and the application.

  9. Annual Renewal Fee Annually on the anniversary of the issuance of a Permit to Operate granted under Rule 501 the permittee shall pay a renewal fee amounting to one-fourth of the initial permit fee under current fee schedules. (Rule 602A) and the total annual emission fees (Rule B). Gasoline service stations subject to vapor recovery shall pay 100% of the nozzle fee in Schedule 6. Gasoline service stations exempt from vapor recovery shall not be charged an annual renewal fee under this rule. The holder of permits with more than one anniversary date may adjust annually, prorating renewal fee(s) as necessary. If the renewal fee is not paid within thirty (30) days after it becomes due, the fee shall be increased by one-half the amount thereof, and the Air Pollution Control Officer shall thereupon promptly notify the permittee by mail of the increased fee. If the increased fee is not paid within thirty (30) days after such notice, the permit shall be automatically revoked and the Air Pollution Control Officer shall so notify the permittee by mail.

  10. Multiple Locations. When permits have been issued to operate movable equipment at two or more locations, only one annual renewal fee will be charged. The anniversary date on which the annual renewal fee will be due will be that noted on the original permit.

  11. Duplicate Permit. A request for duplicate Permit to Operate shall be made in writing to the Air Pollution Control Officer within ten (10) days after the destruction, loss, or defacement of a Permit to Operate. A fee of S5.00 shall be charged, except to any state or local governmental agency or public district, for issuing a duplicate Permit to Operate.