SACRAMENTO METROPOLITAN AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
RULE 303 - AGRICULTURAL BURNING PERMIT FEES
(Adopted 3-20-79; Amended 10-22-85; 10-14-86; 6-9-87; 3-2-95)
201 ACREAGE FEE
202 BURNABLE WASTE
204 VALID PERMIT
401 ANNIVERSARY DATE
402 FEE REDUCTION
403 WAIVER OF FEES
101 PURPOSE: To establish agricultural burning permit fees to be charged to sources subject to Regulation 5.
201 ACREAGE FEE: A fee charged for burnable waste generated from an acre of land.
202 BURNABLE WASTE: Waste that may be burned pursuant to Rule 501—AGRICULTURAL BURNING.
203 PERMIT: An agricultural burning permit that is issued pursuant to Rule 501—AGRICULTURAL BURNING.
204 VALID PERMIT: An agricultural burning permit issued pursuant to Rule 501—AGRICULTURAL BURNING that is in effect through June 30 of the current fiscal year.
301 FEES: Every applicant for an agricultural burning permit shall pay the following fees: accordance with Schedules 1 and 2.
301.1 Basic Fee: A basic fee of $50.00 shall be required for each agricultural burning permit issued during a fiscal year. The permit applicant shall pay the basic fee only once per fiscal year.
301.2 Acreage Fee: For every permit, including an additional or modified permit, the applicant shall pay an acreage fee for each acre from which burnable waste is generated, according to the following schedule:
a. Orchard or vineyard prunings waste: $0.50 per acre.
b. Orchard removal waste: $3.50 per acre.
c. All other burnable waste: $1.75 per acre.
401 PAYMENT: The permit applicant shall pay all fees required by this rule:
401.1 To the Air Pollution Control Officer or his/her designee, and
401.2 Prior to the issuance of the agricultural burning permit for which the fees are charged.
402 ANNIVERSARY DATE: An agricultural burning permit issued pursuant to Rule 501—AGRICULTURAL BURNING will be valid through June 30 of the fiscal year in which the permit is issued.
403 FEE REDUCTION:
403.1 The acreage fee required by subsection 301.2 may be reduced provided the following conditions are met:
a. The fee reduction is for one or more acres of unburned burnable waste identified in either a currently valid permit or a permit that was valid during the previous fiscal year.
b. The permit applicant must own or lease the site of the unburned waste.
403.2 The rate of reduction shall equal the acreage fee paid for the unburned waste.
403.3 That portion of any valid permit authorizing the burning of the unburned waste shall become invalid.
404 WAIVER OF FEES: Notwithstanding Subsection 301 above, the Air Pollution Control Officer may waive the fees required by this rule because the need arises from an act of God, including but not limited to flooding conditions, and when the waiver of such fees would be in the best interest of the District.