BUTTE COUNTY AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
RULE 500 Stationary Source Permit Fees
(Adopted January 4, 1972; Amended August 8, 1982; Amended and Recodified August 6, 1985;
Amended December 16, 1986, December 13, 1988; Amended and Recodified June 24, 1999)
RULE 500 CONTENTS
1.  PERMIT TO OPERATE 
2.  AUTHORITY TO CONSTRUCT 
3.  TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP 
4.  PERMIT ISSUED BY HEARING BOARD 
RULE 500
1  PERMIT TO OPERATE: Each applicant for a permit required by Regulation IV shall pay the Permit to Operate annual permit fee of $65.00 and pay an additional renewal fee and toxic fee, as specified in Table I on an annual basis due by the permit anniversary date for each permit issued by permit category. These fees are based on the estimated cost of issuance, services rendered, surveillance, evaluation and inspections pertaining to such permits. All fees collected shall be deposited in the Butte County Air Quality Management District's Account.  
Notwithstanding the above, fees assessed herein shall not result in an increase, on an annual basis, more than allowed by Health and Safety Code Section 41512.7.  
2  AUTHORITY TO CONSTRUCT: Each applicant for an Authority to Construct permit shall pay an application filing fee of $65.00 due at the time the application is filed. In addition, an authority to construct fee and toxic fee shall be due and payable at the time of permit issuance as determined from Table I. All fees collected shall be deposited in the Butte County Air Quality Management District's Account.  
Notwithstanding the fees specified in Table I, if the actual costs of processing an Authority to Construct permit application substantially exceed the fees assessed pursuant to this section, the applicant may be assessed the actual costs, as determined by the Air Pollution Control Officer.  
3  TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP: Each applicant for a permit Transfer of Ownership shall pay a fee of $50.00 to cover the administrative costs of transferring the permit to the new owner.  
4  PERMIT ISSUED BY HEARING BOARD: A Permit to Operate or Authority to Construct Permit issued by the District Hearing Board shall be subject to the fees pursuant to this Rule. 
Table I 

PERMIT CATEGORY 
Renewal Fee (Fee/Unit) 
Toxic Fee (Fee/Unit) 
A/C Fee 

Asphalt Concrete Plant 




a. 
100,000 tons per year or less 
3x 
1x 
6x 

b. 
Greater than 100,000 but less than or equal to 250,000 tons per year 
4x 
2x 
8x 

c. 
Greater than 250,000 tons per year 
5x 
2x 
10x 

Almond Hulling Operations 
4x 
0 
6x 

Almond Hulling Operations  modifications leas than 50% of existing  
facility capacity 
N/A 
0 
3x 

Boilers, Steam Generators, Heaters, or other gaseous liquid, or solid fuel fired combustion equipment, power: 




a. 
5 million British thermal units per hour (mmBTU/hr) or less 
3x 
0 
6x 

b. 
Greater than 5 mmBTU/hr but less than or equal to10 




mmBTU/hr 
4x 
2x 
8x 

c. 
Greater than 10 mmBTU/hr 
5x 
3x 
10x 

Cement Handling Equipment 
3x 
0 
6x 

Chemical Manufacturing Process Unit 
4x 
0 
8x 

Concrete Batch Plants 




a. 
10,000 yd3 per year or less 
3x 
0 
6x 

b. 
Greater than 10,000 but less than or equal to 25,000 yd3 




per year 
4x 
0 
8x 

c. 
Greater than 25,000 yd3 per year 
5x 
0 
10x 

Crematory Incinerators 
4x 
0 
8x 

Degreasers 
3x 
1x 
6x 

Drycleaning Operations 
2x 
1x 
3x 

Dryer/Kiln 
2x 
0 
4x 

Electrolytic Plating Operations 
5x 
2x 
10x 

Ethylene Oxide Sterilizers 
4x 
2x 
8x 

Feed and Grain Facilities 
4x 
0 
10x 

Feed and Grain Facilities  modifications less than 50% of existing 




facility capacity 
N/A 
0 
5x 

Fiberglass Products Manufacturing 
4x 
2x 
8x 

Fiberboard Manufacturing 
20x 
5x 
40x 

Fiberboard Manufacturing  modifications less that 50% of existing 




facility capacity 
N/A 
3x 
8x 

Fixed or Internal Floating Roof Petroleum Storage Tank 
3x 
1x 
6x 

External Floating Roof Petroleum Storage Tank 
4x 
1x 
8x 

Fluid Evaporator 
2x 
0 
4x 

Gasoline Dispensing Facility and associated vapor recovery system 




(NonRetail) 
1x 
0 
2x 

Gasoline Dispensing Facility, loading rack and associated vapor 




recovery sytstem(s)  Bulk Plant 
4x 
2x 
8x 

Gasoline Storage, loading rack and associated vapor recovery 




system(s)  Bulk Terminal 
10x 
5x 
20x 

Gasoline Storage Facility and associated vapor recovery system  




Retail and Consumer Account 
1x 
1x 
3x 

Gasoline Storage Facility and associated vapor recovery system  




Retail and Consumer Account  modifications less than 50% of 




existing facility capacity 
N/A 
0 
3x 

Gasoline Dispensing Phase II Vapor Recovery Nozzle 
0.4x 
0 
0.4x 

Internal Combustion Engine 




a. 
First Emissions Unit 
4x 
1x 
8x 

b. 
Each Additional Emissions Unit 
3x 
1x 
6x 

Malt Beverage Production 
5x 
0 
10x 

Miscellaneous 
5x 
0 
10x 

Miscellaneous Agricultural Commodities Processing 
5x 
0 
10x 

Motor Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Coating 




a. 
First Spray Paint Booth 
3x 
1x 
4x 

b. 
Each Additional Spray Paint Booth 
2x 
1x 
4x 

c. 
Prep Station 
2x 
1x 
4x 

Miscellaneous Surface Coatings Operations 




a. 
First Spray Paint Booth 
3x 
0 
6x 

b. 
Each Additional Spray Paint Booth 
2x 
0 
4x 

c. 
Prep Station 
2x 
0 
4x 

Multiple Chambered Incinerators, including Pathological Incinerators 
4x 
2x 
8x 

Municipal Waste Landfill 
5x 
2x 
10x 

Oily Water Treatment Systems 
3x 
0 
6x 

Organic Liquid Storage Tank 
3x 
0 
6x 

Paint Formulation Facility 
4x 
0 
8x 

Paint Bake Oven 
3x 
0 
6x 

Printing Operations 




a. 
50 gallons per year or less 
3x 
1x 
6x 

b. 
Greater than 50 but less than or equal to 200 gallons per year 
4x 
1x 
8x 

c. 
Greater than 200 gallons per year 
5x 
2x 
10x 

Public and Private Waste Water Treatment Works 
5x 
2x 
10x 

Reclaiming Furnace 
3x 
2x 
6x 

Rendering Plant 
3x 
0 
6x 

Rice Drying and Milling Operations 
6x 
0 
6x 

Rice Drying and Milling Operations  modifications less than 50% of 




existing facility capacity 
N/A 
0 
3x 

Rock Crushing, Screening, Sizing and Storage Operations (in terms 




of the annual production rate) 




a. 
10,000 tons per year or less 
5x 
0 
9x 

b. 
Greater than 10,000 but less than or equal to 100,000 tons 




per year 
7x 
0 
13x 

c. 
Greater than 100,000 tons per year 
9x 
0 
17x 

Sand and Gravel Screening, Sizing, Handling and Storage Operations 




(in terms of the annual production rate) 




a. 
10,000 tons per year or less; Wet Plant with any tonnage 
5x 
0 
9x 

b. 
Greater than 10,000 but less than or equal to 100,000 tons 




per year 
7x 
0 
13x 

c. 
Greater than 100,000 tons per year 
9x 
0 
17x 

Sandblasting Equipment 
4x 
0 
8x 

Soil Remediation  Aeration 
N/A 
1x 
3x 

Soil and Ground Water Decontamination Process Unit 
4x 
2x 
8x 

Underground Petroleum Storage Tank Purge and Excavation 
N/A 
0 
4x 

Underground Petroleum Storage Tank Purge and Relining 
N/A 
0 
4x 

Wood Furniture Manufacturing 
3x 
1x 
6x 

Wood Furniture Manufacturing  modifications less than 50% of 




existing facility capacity 
N/A 
0 
3x 

Wood Waste Handling Equipment 
5x 
0 
10x 

Wood Waste Handling Equipment  modifications less than 50% of 




existing facility capacity 
N/A 
0 
5x 

Wood Treatment Processing 
10x 
4x 
20x 

Wood Treatment Processing  modifications less than 50% of existing 




facility capacity 
N/A 
3x 
6x 






*Where x is the hourly labor rate set forth in Rule 509 




A/C = Authority to Construct Permit 


