MENDOCINO COUNTY AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

RULE 300 - PERMIT FEES

(a) APPLICATION FEE
Every applicant, including any federal, state or local government agency or public district, for an Authority to Construct or a Permit to Operate any stationary source of air contaminant emissions for which an Authority to Construct or a Permit to Operate is required by the Rules and Regulations of the District or federal and state laws, including any applicant for a permit pursuant to Regulation 5, shall pay an application fee in the amount prescribed in Rule 310.
[adopted 6/01/93; amended 9/14/93]

(b) NEW SOURCE REVIEW FEES
Every applicant, including any federal, state or local government agency or public district, for an Authority to Construct or a Permit to Operate any stationary source of air contaminant emissions for which the additional new source review procedures of Rule 220(b) are required, shall pay an additional fee to the District in an amount determined by the Control Officer. The new source review fee shall not exceed the District's actual cost to administer the new source review requirements.
[adopted 6/01/93; amended 9/14/93]

(c) CANCELLATION OR DENIAL
If an application for an Authority to Construct or a Permit to Operate is cancelled by the applicant, or if an Authority to Construct or a Permit to Operate is denied and the denial becomes final, the application fee required herein shall not be refunded nor applied to any subsequent application.
[adopted 6/01/93; amended 9/14/93]

(d) CHANGE OF LOCATION OR OWNERSHIP
An applicant for a Permit to Operate an existing source of air contaminant emissions because of change of location or ownership, for which Permit to Operate has previously been granted under Chapter II, and to which no modifications have been made, shall pay a $50.00 fee per emissions unit, as defined in Rule 5.200(e3). This provision does not apply to permits for stationary sources which have emissions exceeding the levels defined as significant in Regulation 1, Rule 130(s2), or which are otherwise subject to the provisions of Regulation 5, or of Regulation 1, Rule 220 or 490 or 492, or in cases where the relocation of a source may contribute to the exceedance of a state or national ambient air quality standard. An Applicant for a Permit to Operate such a source shall pay the application fee set in Rule 310, and such additional new source review fees as are due pursuant to Rule 300(b).
[adopted 6/26/90; amended 6/01/93; amended 9/14/93]

(e) REVISION OF PERMIT
An applicant for a revision of an Authority to Construct or a Permit to Operate or for a change in the conditions applying to such permit shall pay the application fee specified in Rule 310.
[adopted 6/01/93; adopted 9/14/93]

(f) ANNUAL PERMIT FEE
On July 1 of each year, all holders of an Authority to Construct or Permit to Operate shall be notified by the District of the annual permit fee based upon the current fee schedules. The fee schedule shall be adjusted annually in accordance with Section 42311 of the California Health and Safety Code and Section 2212 of the Revenue and Taxation Code to account for changes in the California Consumer Price Index for the preceding year. The fees shall not exceed the actual cost of District programs for the immediately preceding year with an adjustment not greater than the change in the annual California Consumer Price Index. The schedule of fees shall be calculated on an annual basis by the Control Officer.
[Revised June 1, 1993; amended 9/14/93]
 

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The permittee shall pay the annual permit fee to the District Office in person or by mail postmarked no later than August 30 of that year. If the permit fee is not paid by August 30, the fee shall be increased by one-half the amount thereof, and the District shall thereupon promptly notify the permittee by mail of the increased fee. If the increased fee is not paid within 60 days after 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 or by filing a new application complete with application fee. Annual permit fees will continue to be required until such time as the Authority to Construct and/or Permit to Operate cancellation or denial becomes final and all operations involving the stationary source have ceased.
[adopted 6/01/93; amended 9/14/93]

(g) MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
When permits have been issued to operate movable equipment at two or more locations, only one annual permit fee will be charged. This provision does not apply to sources of air contaminants which are subject to the provisions of Regulation 5 or of Regulation 1, Rule 220 or 490 or 492. An applicant for or holder of a permit for such a source shall pay the permit fee or application fee of Rule 310, and such additional new source review fees as are due pursuant to Rule 300(b) for each location in which the source is permitted to operate.
[adopted 6/01/93; amended 9/14/93]

(h) DUPLICATE PERMIT
A request for a duplicate Permit to Operate shall be made in writing to the District within 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 $20.00 shall be paid for a duplicate Permit to Operate.
[adopted 6/26/90; amended 6/01/93; adopted 9/14/93]

(i) LATE FEE PENALTY
If any stationary source of air contaminant emissions is constructed, modified, operated or replaced (except for identical replacement) without the owner or operator obtaining an Authority to Construct in accordance with Rule 200, the applicant shall be assessed a late fee penalty which is one and one-half times the applicable initial fee. The assessment of a late fee penalty shall not limit the District's right to pursue any other remedy provided for by law.
[adopted 6/01/93; adopted 9/14/93]