LASSEN COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 3:2 - PERMIT FEES

  1. Filing Fee. Every applicant, except any state or local governmental agency or public district, for an Authority to Construct or a Permit to Operate any article, machine, equipment or other contrivance, for which an Authority to Construct or a Permit to Operate is required by (the State law or) the Rules and Regulations of the Air Pollution Control District, shall pay a filing fee of $20.00.

  2. Permit Fee. Every applicant, except any state or local governmental agency or public district, for a Permit to Operate, who files application with the Air Pollution Control Officer, shall in addition to the filing fee prescribed herein, pay the fee for the issuance of a Permit to Operate in the amount prescribed in the following schedules, provided however, that the filing fee shall be applied to the fee prescribed for the issuance of the Permit to Operate.

  3. Cancellation or Denial. If an application for an Authority to Construct or a Permit to Operate is cancelled, or if an Authority to Construct or a Permit to Operate is denied and such denial becomes final, the filing fee required herein shall not be refunded nor applied to any subsequent application.

  4. Transfer of Location or Owner. Where an application is filed for a Permit to Operate any article, machine, equipment or other contrivance by reason of transfer of location or transfer from one person to another, or both, and where a Permit to Operate had previously been granted for such equipment under Rule 2:0 the applicant shall pay only the amount of the filing fee required herein. The annual renewal fee at the new location shall be the same as if there had been no change in location and the anniversary date for payment of the renewal fee will remain unchanged.

  5. Alternation of Equipment. Where an application is filed for an Authority to Construct or a Permit to Operate exclusively involving revisions to the conditions of an existing Permit to Operate or involving alterations or additions resulting in a change to any existing article, machine, equipment or other contrivance holding a permit under the provisions of Rule 2:0 of these Rules and Regulations, the applicant shall be assessed a fee based upon the increase in total horsepower rating, the increase in total fuel consumption expressed in thousands of British Thermal Units (BTU) per hour, the increase in total electrical energy rating, the increase in maximum horizontal inside cross sectional area or the increase in total stationary container capacity resulting from such alterations or additions, as described in the fee schedule contained herein. Where there is no change or a decrease in such rating, the applicant shall pay only the amount of the filing fee required herein.

  6. Permit Fee Penalty. When the permit is issued, it shall be accompanied by a statement of the fee to be paid therein. If the fee is not paid within thirty (30) days after the permit is issued, the fee shall be increased by one-half the amount thereof and the Control Officer shall thereupon promptly notify the applicant of the increased fee by mail. Nonpayment of the increased fee within sixty (60) days after the permit is issued shall result in the automatic cancellation of the applications and the permit shall be void.

  7. Permit Granted by Hearing Board. In the event that a Permit to Operate is granted by the Hearing Board after denial by the Control Officer or after the applicant deems his application denied, the applicant shall pay the fee prescribed in the following schedules within thirty (30) days after the date of the decision of the Hearing Board. Non payment of the fee within this period of time shall result in automatic cancellation of the permit and the application.

  8. Multiple Locations. When permits have been issued to operate movable equipment at two or more locations, only one annual renewal fee will be charged. The anniversary date on which the annual renewal fee will be due will be that noted on the original permit.

  9. Annual Permit to Operate Renewal Fee. In addition to the initial permit to operate fee the permittee shall pay an annual renewal fee to continue the operation of the source. The following renewal fees shall be paid annually upon the anniversary of the issuance of initial permits to operate.
    1. For a source subject to Rule 2:0 only the permittee shall pay a renewal fee equal to the initial permit to operate fee prescribed in the current fee schedules.
    2. For a source that is identified as a major source pursuant to Regulatiion Vll including a source that is also subject to Rule 2:0, the permittee shall pay an annual renewal fee equal to $25 per ton of emissions (consumer price index adjusted} as defined in Rule 7:8. No other annual renewal fee shall apply.

    The holder of permits with more than one anniversary date may adjust annual payments to a single anniversary date by protracting the fees as necessary. If the annual fee is not paid within 30 days after it becomes due the fee shall be increased by one-half the amount thereof and the Control Officer shall thereupon promptly notify the permittee by mail. If the increased fee is not paid within 30 days of such notice the permit shall automatically be revoked and the Control Officer shall so notify the Permittee by mail.
  10. Duplicate Permit. A request for a duplicate permit to operate shall be made in writing to the Control Officer within ten (10) days after the destruction, loss or defacement of a Permit to Operate and shall contain the reason a duplicate permit is being requested. A fee of $5 shall be paid except by any state or local governmental agency or public district, for issuing a duplicate Permit to Operate.