IMPERIAL COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT





RULE 302 - FEE SCHEDULES

Schedule 1 - ELECTRIC MOTOR HORSEPOWER SCHEDULE

Schedule 2 -
FUEL BURNING EQUIPMENT SCHEDULE

Schedule 3 -
ELECTRICAL ENERGY SCHEDULE

Schedule 4 -
STATIONARY CONTAINER SCHEDULE

Schedule 5 -
GASOLINE DISPENSING EQUIPMENT

Schedule 6 -
GEOTHERMAL SCHEDULE

Schedule 7 -
INCINERATORS

Schedule 8 -
APPLICATION OF MATERIAL CONTAINING ORGANIC SOLVENTS

Schedule 9 -
MISCELLANEOUS SCHEDULE

It is hereby determined that the cost of issuing permits and of inspections pertaining to such issuance exceeds the fees prescribed.

In the event that more than one fee schedule is applicable to a Permit to Operate, the governing schedule shall be that which results in the higher fee.

SCHEDULE 1 - ELECTRIC MOTOR HORSEPOWER SCHEDULE

Any equipment which may cause the emission of air contaminants where an electric motor is used as the power supply shall be assessed a permit fee based on the total rated motor horsepower of all electric motors included in any article, machine equipment or other contrivance, in accordance with the following schedule:



SCHEDULE 2 - FUEL BURNING EQUIPMENT SCHEDULE


Any equipment which may cause the emission of air contaminants in which fuel is burned shall be assessed a permit fee based upon the design fuel consumption of the equipment expressed in British Thermal Units (BTU) per hour, using the gross heating value of the fuel, in accordance with the following schedule:



SCHEDULE 3 - ELECTRICAL ENERGY SCHEDULE


Any equipment which may cause the emission of air contaminants and which uses electrical energy, with the exception of electric motors covered in Schedule 1, shall be assessed a permit fee based on the total kilovolt ampere (KVA) ratings, in accordance with the following schedule:



SCHEDULE 4 - STATIONARY CONTAINER SCHEDULE


Any stationary tank, reservoir, or other container, with the exception of stationary storage tanks covered by Schedule 5 herein, shall be assessed a permit fee based on the following schedule of capacities in gallons or cubic equivalent:



SCHEDULE 5 - GASOLINE DISPENSING EQUIPMENT


Any gasoline fueling equipment, except bulk terminals which are subject to Schedule 4, at a single retail location, including stationary gasoline storage tanks, dispensers, and vapor recovery systems where required, shall be assessed a permit fee of $192.00 plus $36.00 per nozzle.



SCHEDULE 6 - GEOTHERMAL SCHEDULE


Geothermal Exploratory or Test Wells..................$ 108.00 per Well

For exploratory or other geothermal wells, not drilled or operating in connection with a utilization project, a separate permit shall be required for each well. Such wells may be tested or operated during the year drilled under an Authority to Construct permit. A Permit to Operate shall be obtained for each subsequent year that the well is maintained (i.e. not properly abandoned pursuant to the Division of Oil and Gas requirements). A geothermal well with activity in excess of ninety days per year shall be considered a production facility and pay fees based on that schedule.

Geothermal Resource Production/Utilization Facility:

$ 300.00 per MW for the first year and $ 150.00 per MW for each subsequent year.


Where the facility will generate electricity, the net maximum permitted megawatt production shall be used. Where direct heat utilization, mineral, or other resource production is involved, the Air Pollution Air Pollution Control Officer shall determine a megawatt equivalency based upon comparable geothermal fluid production.

Where different portions of a geothermal project (such as well field, brine handling, and electricity generation, for example), are permitted separately to different operators, the total fee shall not exceed that cited above. The Air Pollution Air Pollution Control Officer, after consultation with the affected permittees, shall apportion the fee among the separate operators considering the following factors: estimated actual and potential emissions, estimated hazard of emissions, and extent of inspection and monitoring required.

An applicant or permittee for a permit assigned such apportioned fee may request a hearing pursuant to Regulation V. The Hearing Board may reapportion the fee among the affected permittees, but not increase or decrease the total fee.



SCHEDULE 7 - INCINERATORS


Incinerators used a maximum of four hours per day...............................$ 90.00/sqft*
Other incinerators..................................................................................150.00/sqft*

* based on maximum horizontal cross sectional area of largest combustion chamber.



SCHEDULE 8 - APPLICATION OF MATERIAL CONTAINING ORGANIC SOLVENTS


This schedule includes the application of coatings, adhesives, and other material containing volatile organic compounds.

A. INDUSTRIAL MATERIAL APPLICATIONS AND MANUFACTURING

includes application stations for coatings such as paint spraying and dip tanks, printing, adhesives, and manufacturing products with materials which contain volatile organic compounds etc., where no more than on material is applied at any given time.

A.1 Each Surface Coating Application Station Without Control Equipment and not Covered by Other Fee Schedules......................$ 320.00

A.2 Each Fiberglass, Plastic or Foam Product Application Station.......................$ 565.00

A.3 Each Surface Coating Application Station Requiring Control Equipment........$ 858.00


B. AUTOMOTIVE PAINTING

B.1 Each Facility Applying 5 Gallons or Less of Coating Materials (as applied or sprayed) Per Day.......$ 194.00

B.2 Each Facility Applying More Than 5 Gallons of Coating Material (as applied or sprayed) Per Day..$ 264.00



SCHEDULE 9 - MISCELLANEOUS SCHEDULE


Any article, machine, equipment or other contrivance which may cause the issuance of air contaminants as defined in Rule 101 of these Rules and Regulations, which is not included in the preceding schedules, shall be assessed a permit fee of $90.00.

If the Air Pollution Air Pollution Control Officer determines that the actual costs to the District for inspection, monitoring, evaluation, and administration incurred by a project are substantially different than those paid by the project, the Air Pollution Air Pollution Control Officer may, after documentation of such costs, establish a revised fee for the project. Such determination may be appealed to the Hearing Board in accordance with Regulation V.