SACAQMD RULE 305 ENV. DOCUMENT PREP. AND PROCESSING          
LAST REVISED 05/18/93          

          SACRAMENTO METROPOLITAN AQMD                RULES AND REGULATIONS
                 RULE 305 ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT PREPARATION AND PROCESSING
          FEES
                                         Adopted  5-18-93

                                              INDEX


          100 GENERAL
              101  PURPOSE
              102  APPLICABILITY


          200 DEFINITIONS
              201  APPLICANT
              202  CERTIFICATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINATION
              203  CEQA
              204  ENVIRONMENTAL COORDINATOR
              205  PREPARATION AND PROCESSING
              206  PRIOR ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT
              207  PROJECT


          300 STANDARDS
              301  HOURLY FEE RATE
              302  FEE DEPOSIT
              303  CONTINGENCY FEE
              304  REFUND OF FEES
              305  WITHDRAWAL OF APPLICATION
              306  PERMIT APPLICATION DENIED
              307  PROJECTS FOUND EXEMPT FROM CEQA
              308  NEGATIVE DECLARATION AND PRIOR ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT
              309  ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT
              310  MITIGATION MONITORING AND REPORTING PROGRAM
              311  CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME FEES
              312  COPIES OF ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTS


          400 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS (NOT INCLUDED)


          500 MONITORING AND RECORDS (NOT INCLUDED)
          
          100 GENERAL

              101  PURPOSE:   This rule establishes fees pursuant to Public
                   Resources Code  Section  21089  allowing  lead  agencies
                   reimbursement  for  the cost of preparing and processing
                   environmental documents,  and Fish and Game Code Section
                   711.4 requiring lead agencies  to  collect  certain fees
                   for  the  review  of  environmental  documents  by   the
                   Department of Fish and Game.  This rule establishes fees
                   to  cover  the  costs  of  implementing  the  District's
                   Environmental  Review  Guidelines and obligations  under
                   the California Environmental  Quality  Act  (CEQA).  The
                   authority  to  adopt  this  rule  is provided by Section
                   40702 of the Health and Safety Code.

              102  APPLICABILITY:   This  rule only applies  to  activities
                   undertaken  as  a  lead  agency.   Fees  for  review  of
                   projects  as  a  reviewing  or   concerned   agency  are
                   reimbursed  by  separate  agreement with local agencies.
                   No CEQA fees are assessed for  CEQA  work performed as a
                   responsible agency.


          200 DEFINITIONS

              201  APPLICANT:  Any person, as defined in Rule 101, applying
                   for a permit regulated by the District.

              202  CERTIFICATE    OF   ENVIRONMENTAL   DETERMINATION:     A
                   certificate issued by the Environmental Coordinator upon
                   request after final  action  has been taken on a project
                   to certify that environmental  review  has  occurred and
                   what, if any, environmental document was prepared.

              203  CEQA:   CEQA  refers  to  the  California  Environmental
                   Quality Act, as amended, beginning at section  21000  et
                   seq.  of  the  Public Resources Code, and the state CEQA
                   Guidelines, beginning  at section 15000 et seq. of Title
                   14 of the California Code of Regulations.

              204  ENVIRONMENTAL COORDINATOR:  The individual designated by
                   the Air Pollution Control  Officer  responsible  for the
                   processing of environmental documents.

              205  PREPARATION   AND  PROCESSING:   Includes,  but  is  not
                   limited  to,  the   development   of   documents,  legal
                   advertisements, notices and all other work  necessary to
                   comply  with CEQA and the District Environmental  Review
                   Guidelines,  including review and consultation necessary
                   to determine the adequacy and completeness of documents,
                   reports and studies prepared by consultants.

              206  PRIOR  ENVIRONMENTAL   DOCUMENT:    Prior  environmental
                   documents  include  Supplemental  Environmental  Impacts
                   Reports, Subsequent Environmental Impact Reports and use
                   of an environmental document from an earlier project.

              207  PROJECT:  A project is an activity  as  defined  by CEQA
                   (Pub.   Resources   Code   Section   21065;  state  CEQA
                   Guidelines Section 15378) and includes the issuance of a
                   permit by the District.


          300 STANDARDS

              301  HOURLY  FEE  RATE:  The Hourly Fee Rate  established  by
                   this rule is $63.00.  All District staff work related to
                   the  preparation   and   processing   of   environmental
                   documents  and District staff work necessary  to  comply
                   with CEQA, the District Environmental Review Guidelines,
                   and the California  Fish  and Game Code shall be charged
                   an  hourly rate per hour of  actual  staff  work  unless
                   otherwise provided in this rule.
                   Hourly  Fee  Rate calculations will be based on the most
                   recent Projected  Standard  Hourly Costs Report prepared
                   by  the  District's  fiscal officer.   Projected  Hourly
                   Costs are based on a method of calculation equal to 1350
                   chargeable hours per person-year.

                   The Hourly Fee Rate is the staff position Hourly Factor,
                   for those staff positions  listed  below,  multiplied by
                   the  Projected  Hourly  Costs published by the  District
                   fiscal officer; the sum of  the Hourly Position Rate for
                   each position, rounded to the nearest whole dollar, will
                   be the Hourly Fee Rate:


                  Hourly Factor x Projected Hourly  Costs = Hourly Position
          Rate
                     Total Sum of All Hourly Position  Rates  =  Hourly Fee
          Rate




                         HOURLY FEE RATE CALCULATION
                                 FY 1992-1993                                                           

              Staff      Hourly    Projected        Hourly
             Position    Factor   Hourly Costs   Position Rate

                                                     
          AQMD Division   .01        80.67          $0.81
              Chief                          
                                                 
            Planning
            Manager       .03        79.51           2.39

            Associate                   
             Planner      .65        63.92          41.55
             
            Assistant                       
             Planner      .25        57.26          14.32

               APC                             
           Engineering    .02        72.07           1.44
              Asst.
               III

               APC                                    
           Engineering    .03        62.80           1.88
            Asst. II

               APC                       
           Engineering    .01        58.54           0.59
             Asst. I
                         ____                        ____
                         1.00    


                                         Sum of    $62.98      
                                         Hourly                
                                        Position
                                          Rates                                

                                         Hourly    $63.00
                                          Fee
                                          Rate

              302  FEE  DEPOSIT:   Fees for services performed pursuant  to
                   this  rule  shall  be  estimated  during  review  of  an
                   application  for completeness.   The  estimate  will  be
                   based on the complexity  of the proposed project and the
                   time  it  will take to analyze  potential  environmental
                   impacts, alternatives  and  mitigation,  and may include
                   estimated consultant fees, materials and other expenses.
                   An  application  will not be deemed complete  until  the
                   estimated fees have  been  paid  in  full.   Any  amount
                   expended above the estimated fee shall be billed to  the
                   project applicant and must be paid prior to the release,
                   approval  or  certification of the subject environmental
                   document(s).  The  amount  billed for expenditures above
                   the estimated fee will be based  on  the Hourly Fee Rate
                   in effect at the time of billing.

                   The  applicant  may request a conference  with  the  Air
                   Pollution Control  Officer  to review the cost estimate.
                   The   applicant  may  propose  to   provide   additional
                   information  with  the application that would reduce the
                   time spent by District  staff.   The cost estimate shall
                   be reduced accordingly.

              303  CONTINGENCY  FEE:   Estimated  fees  for   Environmental
                   Impacts   Reports,   Negative   Declarations  and  prior
                   environmental  documents  shall  be   increased  by  ten
                   percent to cover contingencies.

              304  REFUND   OF   FEES:    If,   after   an  accounting   of
                   expenditures, the actual cost of environmental  document
                   preparation and processing is less than the fee charged,
                   the applicant will be refunded the difference.

              305  WITHDRAWAL  OF  APPLICATION:  When an application for  a
                   permit has been withdrawn  for any reason, the applicant
                   will   be   charged  only  for  environmental   document
                   preparation and  processing  performed prior to the date
                   of withdrawal.  After an accounting of expenditures, the
                   applicant will be refunded any  remaining  environmental
                   document  and processing fees collected by the  District
                   for that application.

              306  PERMIT APPLICATION  DENIED:   If  an  application  for a
                   permit  is denied for any reason, the applicant will  be
                   charged only  for environmental document preparation and
                   processing performed  prior  to  the date of application
                   denial.   After  an  accounting  of  expenditures,   the
                   applicant  will  be refunded any remaining environmental
                   document and processing  fees  collected by the District
                   for that application.

              307  PROJECTS FOUND EXEMPT FROM CEQA:   Projects found by the
                   Environmental Coordinator to be exempt  from  CEQA  will
                   not be charged an environmental document preparation and
                   processing  fee.   The  Environmental  Coordinator  will
                   issue  a Certificate of Environmental Determination upon
                   request  after  final  action  has  been  taken  on  the
                   project.

              308  NEGATIVE  DECLARATION  AND PRIOR ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT:
                   Projects requiring a Negative  Declaration or that use a
                   prior environmental document will  be charged the actual
                   number  of staff hours spent in the preparation  of  the
                   Initial Study  multiplied  by  the  Hourly Fee Rate plus
                   actual  costs  for  consultant  fees,  if   any,   legal
                   advertisements,   notices,  printing,  reproduction  and
                   postage.

              309  ENVIRONMENTAL  IMPACT  REPORT:   Projects  requiring  an
                   Environmental Impact  Report  will be charged the actual
                   number   of  staff  hours  spent  in   preparation   and
                   processing multiplied by the Hourly Fee Rate plus actual
                   costs for consultant fees, if any, legal advertisements,
                   notices, printing, reproduction and postage.

              310  MITIGATION  MONITORING  AND REPORTING PROGRAM:  Projects
                   requiring a Mitigation Monitoring  and Reporting Program
                   will be charged the actual number of  staff  hours spent
                   in preparation, processing and monitoring multiplied  by
                   the  Hourly  Fee  Rate  plus actual costs for consultant
                   fees, if any, legal advertisements,  notices,  printing,
                   reproduction and postage.

                   Fees  for  mitigation  monitoring and reporting programs
                   will  be calculated and payable  upon  adoption  of  the
                   mitigation  monitoring  program  by  the final approving
                   authority.  Mitigation monitoring and  reporting program
                   fees must be paid prior to the issuance  of  any  permit
                   for the project for which the mitigation monitoring  and
                   reporting program was prepared.

              311  CALIFORNIA   DEPARTMENT   OF   FISH   AND   GAME   FEES:
                   Environmental   documents   requiring   review   by  the
                   California  Department  of  Fish  and Game under section
                   711.4  of  the  California Fish and Game  Code  will  be
                   charged as follows:


                            Environmental Impact Report    $   850.00

                            Negative Declaration           $ 1,250.00


                   All environmental  documents  charged for the above fees
                   will be assessed a fee of $25.00  by  the  county  clerk
                   pursuant to Sacramento County Resolution 91-0074 for the
                   cost  of  collecting and transmitting Department of Fish
                   and Game fees.   The  collection/transmittal  and review
                   fees are collected by the District with the Fee  Deposit
                   described in Section 302 of this rule.

              312  COPIES OF ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTS:  A fee may be charged
                   for  reproducing a copy of an environmental document  to
                   persons  who  desire  a  copy.   The fee charged will be
                   equal  to  the  actual number of staff  hours  spent  in
                   processing the reproduction  request  multiplied  by the
                   Hourly  Fee  Rate, however, in no case shall the fee  be
                   less than $1.00.   This  fee  may  be  waived for public
                   agencies having jurisdiction by law with  respect to the
                   project  or  to individuals or organizations  possessing
                   special  expertise   and  from  whom  the  Environmental
                   Coordinator   desires  input   into   an   environmental
                   document.