GLENN COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

***** ARTICLE VI FEES *****

INDEX


SECTION 150  HEARING BOARD FEES
SECTION 151  HEARING TRANSCRIPT COST 
SECTION 152  ANALYSIS FEES 
SECTION 153  TECHNICAL REPORTS AND REGULATIONS CHARGES FOR 
SECTION 154  AUTHORIZATION TO CONSTRUCT FEES 
SECTION 155  PERMIT ISSUING FEE 
SECTION 156  ANNUAL RENEWAL FEES 
SECTION 157  AB2588 "HOT SPOT" FEES 



SECTION 150  HEARING BOARD FEES. Every applicant or petitioner for a variance or for the extension, revocation, or modification of a variance, or for a hearing, except any state or local governmental agency or public district, shall pay to the County Clerk, on filing, a fee in the sum of $50.00. 
SECTION 151  HEARING TRANSCRIPT COST. Any person requesting a transcript of the hearing shall pay the cost of preparing such transcript. 
SECTION 152  ANALYSIS FEES. When the Air Pollution Control Officer finds that analysis of the emissions from any source is necessary to determine the extent and amount of pollutants being discharged into the atmosphere which cannot be determined by visual observation, he may request that the Board order samples to be collected and analysis be made by qualified personnel. The time required for collecting samples, making the analysis and preparing the necessary reports may be charged against the owner or operator of said premises as a reasonable sum to be determined by the Board. This amount may not exceed the actual cost of the work. In the event the findings show that no excess contaminants are in fact being discharged, then the Air Pollution Control District shall be responsible for the entire cost of the investigation, unless the Air Pollution Officer determines that such test is necessary for the issuance of a Permit to Operate. 
SECTION 153  TECHNICAL REPORTS AND REGULATIONS: CHARGES FOR. Information, circulars, report of technical work and copies of these Regulations when supplied to other governmental agencies or individuals or groups requesting copies of the same may be charged for by the District in a sum not to exceed the cost of preparation and distribution of such documents. All moneys collected shall be turned into the general fund of the District. 
SECTION 154  AUTHORIZATION TO CONSTRUCT FEES. The fee for filing an application to construct is $100.00. In addition, if an engineering evaluation is needed, the actual cost thereof can be charged against the owner or operator. 
SECTION 155  PERMIT ISSUING FEE. It is hereby determined that the cost of processing an original application for permits to operate required by these regulations, and of inspections pertaining to such processing exceeds the fees prescribed in Section 156. In addition if an engineering evaluation or source test is needed the actual cost thereof can be charged against the owner or operator. 
SECTION 156 ANNUAL RENEWAL FEES. The following fees shall be paid upon the issuance of the annual permit to operate.
A. Major Firms.
Any firm which emits 5 tons or more per year of any pollutant shall pay an annual renewal fee in accordance with the following schedule:





B. Internal Combustion Annual Fees.
Internal combustion (stationary) engines greater than 500 cubic inches or 160 brake horsepower shall be charged an annual fee of $75. (Engines used for the sole purpose of pumping agricultural irrigation water are exempt from this fee.)
C. Late Fees And Cancellation Of Permit.
Annual permits shall be renewed based on the calendar year. Late fees shall be 1% per month on any fee collected after February 1st each year. Failure to pay any fee by March 1st of each year shall cancel all permits to operate.
D. Phase II Vapor Recovery Equipment.
Retail service stations equipped with ARB-Certified Phase II vapor recovery systems shall pay an annual renewal fee of $20.00 for each gasoline dispensing nozzle.
E. Toxic Or Hazardous Pollutants.
Any pollutant designated by a state or federal agency as a toxic or hazardous pollutant, $10.00 per ton.
F. Firms with less than 5 tons of any pollutant shall pay a renewal fee every three years based on the following schedule: 

SECTION 157 

AB2588 "HOT SPOT" FEES
A. Applicability.
This rule shall apply to any stationary source facility which commenced operation prior to January 1 of the year in which the fees are assessed pursuant to this rule, and which:

  1. manufactures, formulates, uses, or releases any of the substances listed pursuant to Health & Safety Code Section 44321, or any other substance which reacts to form a substance so listed, and which releases 10 tons per year or greater of total organic gases, particulate matter, sulfur oxides or nitrogen oxides from the most recent base year inventory selected by the District, or
  2. manufactures, formulates, uses, or releases any of the substances listed pursuant to Health & Safety Code Section 44321, or any other substance which reacts to form a substance so listed, and which releases less than 10 tons per year of total organic gases, particulate matter, sulfur oxides or nitrogen oxides from the most recent base year inventory selected by the District, and is included in any class listed in Appendix E, as per Sections 93300 through 93354 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations (Criteria and Guidelines Regulation).

B. AB2588 Air Toxics Program Fees.
The Air Pollution Control District shall charge and collect the following fees for performing the state mandated Air Toxics "Hot Spots" Information and Assessment Act of 1987. The costs shall include but not be limited to development and review of inventory plans and reports, review of risk assessments, review of source test data, review of biennial updates, and associated costs with collecting the state's portion of the mandated fees.

  1. Facilities subject to this rule as outlined in A(1). above shall pay an annual base fee of $250.00 plus a proportional share of the district's direct cost dedicated to each facility at the rate of $40.00 per hour.
  2. As used in 1. above "proportional share" shall be defined as the amount of District's time dedicated to that single facility or a group of similar facilities related to this program.
  3. All facilities shall pay a prorated share of the state's cost as specified in the state fee regulation which will be determined and collected by the district, based on the facility's pollutant emission level.
  4. The operator of each stationary source facility which meets the criteria of Subsection A(2) shall pay a flat fee of $100.00 per year; except for area sources such as gas stations, dry cleaners etc. the flat fee shall be $50.00 per year.

C. Billing.
The District shall notify and assess the operator of each stationary source facility subject to the requirements of this rule in writing of the fee due. The operator shall remit the fee to the District within 60 day after the receipt of the toxic assessment fee notice.
D. Penalties.
Air toxic assessment fees not paid by the due date as specified in Subsection C shall be assessed a 25% late charge. If an operator fails to pay the fee within 120 days after receipt of the initial fee assessment notice, the District may initiate permit revocation proceedings. If any permit is revoked, it shall be reinstated only upon full payment of the overdue fee plus any late penalty, and a reinstatement fee of $50.00 to cover administrative costs of reinstating the permit.
E. Exemptions.
Any stationary source meeting the criteria of Subsection A(2) which was required only to complete a use and production survey (faci