NORTHERN SIERRA AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

RULE 606 - PORTABLE EQUIPMENT REGISTRATION FEES
(Adopted: May 11, 1994)

Operators that opt to register portable equipment applicable to Rule 523 - Portable Equipment registration Rule, in lieu of, or in addition to, normal Authority to Construct and Permit to Operate per applicable rules in Regulation IV and V shall pay fees according to the schedule described herein. Refer to Rule 523 for definitions of terms included herein.

A. Initial Registration Fee

Every applicant for a portable equipment registration shall pay to the administering district a non-refundable filing fee of $200 per emissions unit.

B. Annual Registration Renewal Fee

On the anniversary of the issuance of a registration, the owner or operator shall pay a renewal fee of $150 per emissions unit to the administering district, unless the owner or operator declares non-operational status for the emissions unit. The administering district may prorate the renewal payments to a single anniversary date for the holder of registrations with more than one anniversary date. If the renewal fee is not paid within 60 days of the due date, the fee shall be increased by 50%. Nonpayment of the increased fee and penalty within 90 days of the due date may result in cancellation of the registration.

C. Administrative Fees

No administrative fees shall be required for emissions units operated in the administering district. If a unit is operated within a participating district, the owner or operator of registered portable equipment shall pay to that district an administrative fee of $75 per year for each emissions unit. If the administrative fee is not paid within 60 days of the due date, the fee shall be increased by 50%. Nonpayment of the increased fee and penalty within 90 days of the due date may result in cancellation of the registration.

D. Inspection Fees

No inspection fees shall be required for emissions units operated in the administering district. If a unit is inspected by a participating district, the owner or operator of registered portable equipment shall pay to the district in which the equipment is operated, an inspection fee of $75 per year for each emissions unit. If the inspection fee is not paid within 60 days of the due date, the fee shall be increased by 50%. Nonpayment of the increased fee and penalty within 90 days of the due date may result in cancellation of the registration.

E. Non-Operational Equipment Fees

Upon receipt of the invoice for annual registration renewal, the registered owner or operator may choose to declare the equipment as non-operational for a non-refundable fee of $35, in lieu of paying the annual registration fee. To declare an emissions unit as non-operational, the registered owner or operator shall state in writing the intention to not operate the said equipment until registration is renewed. Prior to operating the emissions unit, the registered owner or operator shall pay the annual registration fee in full to the district.