NORTHERN SIERRA AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

RULE 604 - AB-2588 FEES
(Adopted: September 9, 1992; Amended: September 27, 1993; Amended: November 9, 1994; Amended: June 11, 1997)

Any stationary source facility which is subject to the Air Toxics "Hot Spots" Information and Assessment Act of 1987 (the "Act"; Stats 1987 ch 1252; Health and Safety Code 44300 et seq) shall be assessed fees each year to cover the costs of both the State and the District, that are associated with the implementation of this mandated statewide program:

  1. The State portion of the fee shall be proportionate to the extent of the releases identified in the toxics emission inventory and the level of priority assigned by the District pursuant to section 44360 of the Health and Safety Code, and in accordance with Title 17, California Code of Regulations, sections 90700 to 90705.
  2. The District portion of the fee shall be the following:
    1. The owner or operator of any facility that has a prioritization score greater than 1.0 but less than or equal to 10.0 shall be assessed a fee of $125.00 per facility every fourth year to cover the costs of processing the quadrennial emissions update reports.
    2. The owner or operator of any facility that emits greater than 10 tons per year of any criteria pollutant and either has a prioritization score greater than 10.0 or is unprioritized shall be assessed a fee of $304.00 per facility per year.
    3. The owner or operator of any facility that emits less than 10 tons per year of any criteria pollutant and either has a prioritization score greater than 10.0 or is unprioritized shall be assessed a fee of $100.00 per facility per year.
  3. Assessed fees shall be past due sixty days after notice of the assessment by the District and subject to a penalty increase of 50% of the past due amount thereof, and the District shall thereupon notify (second notice) the owner or operator of the increased fee. If the owner of operator fails to pay the increased fee within 120 days of this second notice, the District may initiate permit revocation.