NORTHERN SONOMA COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 360 Federal Program Fees

  1. Annual fees - In addition to the annual fees established by Rule 300 every stationary source subject to Regulation 5 shall pay annual fees as set forth herein. For purposes of this rule any assessment based on regulated air pollutant emissions shall be calculated using the most recent District approved inventory year. For purposes of this rule, a regulated air pollutant shall be those defined under Regulation 5 except for, Carbon Monoxide, any pollutant that is a regulated pollutant solely because it is a Class I or II substance subject to a standard promulgated under or established by title VI of the Federal Clean Air Act, and any pollutant that is a regulated air pollutant solely because it is subject to a standard or regulation under section 112(r) of the Federal Clean Air Act.

    1. Annual Fees for Fiscal Year (FY) 95/96 - For the period of July 1, 1995 through June 30, 1996, each subject stationary source shall pay an annual fee of $425.00 for each base unit. In addition to this base fee each subject stationary source shall pay an emissions assessment of $12.50 per ton of emitted regulated air pollutant.

    2. Annual Fees for Fiscal Years Subsequent to FY 95/96 - For each District fiscal year (July 1 through June 30 of the following calendar year) subsequent to FY 95/96, each subject stationary source shall pay an annual fee of $425.00 for each base unit. In addition to this base fee each subject stationary source shall pay an emissions assessment of $17.50 per ton of emitted regulated air pollutant.

  2. Initial Application Fees - Every stationary source that is subject to Regulation 5, including those owned by any federal, state or local government agency or public district, shall pay an initial application fee of $1,000.00 for each permit required under Regulation 5. Once the permit is finalized an additional fee amount shall be paid to the extent District permit processing costs for that application, as determined by the Control Officer, were in excess of the application fee. Said review fee shall not exceed the actual cost of administration of the Clean Air Act Title V requirements.

  3. Small Business Fees Reduction - Any stationary source that is subject to Regulation 5 and also meets the definition of a small business as defined in Regulation 1, Rule 130 is entitled to apply in writing to the Control Officer for a 50% reduction in the annual fees established in Rule 360(A).1.

  4. Administrative process - The annual fees assessed under this section shall be invoiced concurrently with the annual fees established in Regulation 1, Rule 300, and are subject to the notification procedures and penalties as established by that section.

  5. Annual Fee Adjustment - The annual fees assessed under this section shall be increased by an amount not to exceed the percentage increase of the Consumer Price Index, all urban consumers, as published by the Department of Labor, as of the close of the twelve month period ending August 31 of each calendar year with the base year being 1994.