SISKIYOU COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 3.1 - SCHEDULE OF FEES

All moneys collected by the District pursuant to this rule shall be deposited to the District Fund.

A. Application Fees

  1. Every applicant (except any governmental agency or public district) for an Authority to Construct or a Permit to Operate shall pay a filing fee of $50, unless a greater amount is specified in the permit fee schedule. For any source constructed, modified or operated without first obtaining an Authority to Construct pursuant to these rules, the filing fee shall be increased by $50.
  2. Where an application is filed for a permit by reason of transfer of location or owner, and where a Permit to Operate had previously been granted under these rules and no modification of the source has been made, the applicant shall pay a $20 transfer fee.

B. Permit Fees

  1. Initial permit fees based upon the current fee schedules shall become due when the District notifies the applicant that the application has been granted. Permit fees for less than one year shall be prorated for the balance of the permit period (Jan. 1 through Dec. 31).
  2. By January 15 of each year, all holders of an Authority to Construct or Permit to Operate shall be notified by the District of the annual renewal fee based upon the current fee schedules.
  3. The fee schedule shall be adjusted annually in accordance with Section 2212 of the Revenue and Taxation Code to account for changes in the California Consumer Price Index for the preceding year.
  4. The permittee shall pay the initial fee or the annual renewal fee to the District Office in person or by mail postmarked no later than 30 days after notification. If the fee is not paid within 30 days, it shall be increased by one half the amount thereof, and the District shall promptly notify the permittee by mail of the increased fee. If the increased fee is not paid within 60 days after such notice, the permit shall be immediately suspended and the District shall so notify the permittee by mail. Any suspended permit may be reinstated only upon payment in full of all accrued fees and penalties.

C. Cancellation or Denial

If an application for a permit is canceled, or if a permit is denied and such denial becomes final, the filing fee required herein shall not be refunded nor applied to any subsequent application.

D. Alteration of Equipment

Where an application is filed for an Authority to Construct or Permit to Operate involving alteration of equipment or revision of permit conditions, the applicant shall be assessed a fee based upon any increases for which fees are established in these rules.

E. New Source Review Fees

Every applicant for an Authority to Construct or a Permit to Operate for which the New Source Review procedures are required, shall pay an additional fee to the District in the amount determined by the Control Officer. Said review fee shall not exceed the actual cost of administration of the New Source Review requirements.

F. Permit Granted by Hearing Board

In the event that a Permit to Operate is granted by the Hearing Board the applicant shall pay the fees prescribed in these rules within thirty (30) days after the date of the decision of the Hearing Board. Nonpayment of the fees within this period of time shall result in automatic cancellation of the permit and application.

G. Duplicate Permit

A request for a duplicate Permit to Operate shall be made in writing to the Control Officer and shall contain the reason a duplicate permit is being requested. A fee of $10 shall be paid for issuing a duplicate Permit to Operate.

H. Permit Fee Schedules

The following fees are to be paid by each permittee. It is hereby determined that these fees will not exceed the cost of maintaining a permit system, including monitoring, inspection, and evaluation. In determining the fees to be charged, the equipment within each process that requires a permit will be totaled for each schedule. In the event that more than one fee schedule is applicable to a permit the governing schedule shall be that which results in the highest fee. If the permit is for a multicomponent system, the fee shall be based on the total of all components. Notwithstanding the following fee schedules, the minimum fee for any major source shall be $600.

Fees adjusted annually in December to reflect current CPI: 12/98 CPI=1.015%

1. Fuel Burning Equipment

Where fuel is burned (with the exception of incinerators) the permit fee shall be based upon the design capacity of heat input in millions of British thermal units (BTU) per hour in accordance with the following schedule:

1,000,000 BTUs per Hour Fee
Less than 10 $ 73.00
10 or greater but less than 20 148.00
20 or greater but less than 50 296.00
50 or greater but less than 100 446.00
100 or greater 668.00

2. Geothermal Resources

The permit fee shall be based on the following schedule:

Source Fee
Geothermal Well $ 221.00
Power Plant Unit 2224.00

3. Incinerators

The permit fee shall be based on the maximum horizontal inside cross sectional area, in square feet, of the primary chamber in accordance with the following schedule:

 Area, in Square Feet  Fee
 Less than 50  $ 73.00
 50 or greater  668.00

4. Stationary Containers

Permit fees shall be based on the following schedule of capacities in gallons or volumetric equivalent:

 Gallons  Fee
 Less than 40,000  $ 73.00
 40,000 or greater  112.00

5. Air Conveyance Systems

The permit fee shall be based on the volumetric exhaust rate from the source in actual cubic feet per minute in accordance with the following schedule:

 Volume in ACFM  Fee
 Less than 20,000  $ 73.00
 20,000 or greater  112.00

6. Plywood Veneer Dryers

The permit fee shall be based on the maximum design rating on a 3/8-inch thick basis, in accordance with the following schedule:

 1,000 Square Feet per Day  Fee
 Less than 100  $ 73.00
 100 or greater  112.00

7. Gravel and Asphalt Plants

The permit fee shall be based on the maximum design rating, in accordance with the following schedule:

Tons per Hour Fee

 Tons per Hour  Fee
 Less than 100  $ 73.00
100 or greater but less than 200  148.00
200 or greater but less than 400 296.00
400 or greater 668.00

8. Vapor Recovery Systems

For sources subject to Rule 8.1, the fee shall be:

  1. A filing fee of $200.
  2. The annual fee shall be based on the number of gasoline dispensers in accordance with the following schedule:

 Number of Dispensers  Fee
 Less than 10  $ 73.00
 10 or greater  112.00

9. Miscellaneous

Any source which is not included in the preceding schedules shall be assessed a permit fee based on the combined tons per year of all air pollutants emitted in accordance with the following schedule:

 Tons/Year  Fee
 Less than 10  $ 73.00
 10 or greater but less than 25  112.00
 25 or greater but less than 50  221.00
 50 or greater but less than 100  446.00
100 or greater 668.00

I. Analysis Fees

Should the Control Officer find that an analysis of emissions or any special studies are necessary pursuant to these regulations, the cost of such analysis or studies shall be charged against the owner or operator of said source.

J. Technical Reports

Charges for information, circulars, reports of technical work, and other reports prepared by the District may not exceed the cost of preparation and distribution of such documents.

K. Hearing Board Fees

Every applicant or petitioner for a variance or for the extension, revocation or modification of a variance, or for an appeal from a denial or conditional approval of a permit, except any governmental agency or public district, shall pay to the clerk of the Hearing Board, on filing, a non-refundable fee of $150.

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