SOUTH COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT


RULE 301 - PERMIT FEES
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Key Word Index in back of document

(a) Applicability 301-1


(b) Definitions 301-2


(c) Fees for Permit Processing 301-7

(d) Annual Operating Permit Renewal Fee 301-13

(e) Annual Operating Permit Emissions Fee 301-16

(f) Certified Permit Copies and Reissued Permits 301-22


(g) Reinstating Expired Applications or Permits 301-22


(h) Reinstating Revoked Permits 301-23


(i) Special Processing Fees - California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Documentation Preparation, Air Quality Analysis, Health Risk Assessment, and Public Notice on Significant Projects 301-23

(j) Request for Time Extension of Payment Due 301-28


(k) Adjustment of Fees 301-28


(l) Refunds 301-28


(m) Fee Waivers and Reductions 301-29


(n) Government Agencies 301-29


(o) RECLAIM Facilities 301-29

(p) Title V Facilities 301-34

(q) All Facility Permit Holders 301-38

(r) Asbestos Fees 301-39


(s) Lead Abatement Notification Fees 301-40


(t) NESHAP Evaluation Fee 301-40


(u) Fees for Certification of Clean Air Solvents 301-40


(v) All Facility Registration Holders 301-41

(w) Service Charge for Returned Check 301-42


(x) Fees for non-permitted emission sources subject to Rule 222 301-42

(y) Optional Express Permit Processing Fee 301-43


(z) Enforcement Inspection Fees for Statewide Equipment 301-44


 

List of Tables

Summary Permit Fee Rates - Permit Processing, Change of Conditions, Alteration/Modification 301-45

Summary ERC Processing Rates - Banking, Change of Title, Alteration/Modification 301-45

Summary Permit Fee Rates - Change of Operator 301-45

Table 1A - Permit Fee Rates for Control Equipment 301-46

Table 1B - Permit Fee Rates for Basic Equipment 301-48

Table II - Special Processing Fees 301-61

Table III - Emission Fees 301-62

Table IV - Toxic Air Contaminants and Ozone Depleters 301-63

Table V - Annual Clean Fuels Fees 301-64

Table VI - Demolition, Asbestos and Lead Notification Fees 301-64

Rule 301 Keyword Index 301-65


 

(Adopted Feb. 4, 1977)(Amended May 27, 1977)(Amended Jan. 6, 1978)
(Amended June 16, 1978)(Amended April 4, 1980)(Amended Sept. 5, 1980)
(Amended June 5, 1981)(Amended July 9, 1982)(Amended Dec. 3, 1982)
(Amended June 3, 1983)(Amended May 4, 1984)(Amended July 6, 1984)
(Amended Nov. 2, 1984)(Amended Dec. 6, 1985)(Amended May 1, 1987)
(Amended June 3, 1988)(Amended December 2, 1988)(Amended January 6, 1989)
(Amended June 2, 1989)(Amended June 1, 1990)(Amended June 7, 1991)
(Amended December 6, 1991)(Amended June 5, 1992)(Amended July 10, 1992)
(Amended June 11, 1993)(Amended October 8, 1993)(Amended June 10, 1994)
(Amended May 12, 1995)(Amended October 13, 1995)(Amended May 10, 1996)
(Amended May 9, 1997)(Amended May 8, 1998)(Amended June 12, 1998)
(Amended May 14, 1999)(Amended May 19, 2000)

ARULE 301. PERMITTING AND ASSOCIATED FEES

(a) Applicability

California Health and Safety Code Section 40510 provides authority for the South Coast Air Quality Management District to adopt a fee schedule for the issuance of permits to cover the cost of evaluation, planning, inspection, and monitoring related to that activity. This rule establishes such a fee schedule and requires that fees be paid for:

(b) Definitions

For the purpose of this rule, the following definitions shall apply:

(c) Fees for Permit Processing

(d) Annual Operating Permit Renewal Fee

Equipment/Process Schedules

Annual Operating Permit Renewal Fee

Equipment/Processes appearing in Tables IA and IB as Schedule A1

$91.99

Equipment/Processes appearing in Tables IA and IB as Schedules A, B, and B1

(excluding Rule 461 liquid fuel dispensing nozzles)

$184.29

Equipment/Processes appearing in Tables IA and IB as Schedules C and D

$660.10

Equipment/Processes appearing in Tables IA and IB as Schedules E, F, G, and H

$1,584.97

Rule 461 liquid fuel dispensing nozzle

$37.04 per nozzle

(e) Annual Operating Permit Emissions Fee


Air contaminant(s)

Annual emissions
threshold (TPY)



Gaseous sulfur compounds

(expressed as sulfur dioxide)

>4 TPY



Total organic gases

(excluding methane, specific organic gases, and contaminants listed in Table IV),

>4 TPY



Specific organic gases

>4 TPY



Oxides of nitrogen

(expressed as nitrogen dioxide)

>4 TPY



Total particulate matter

(excluding particulate toxic air contaminants listed in Table IV)

>4 TPY



Carbon monoxide

>100 TPY

 

Less than 30 days 5% of reported amount
30 to 90 days 15% of reported amount
91 days to 1 year 25% of reported amount
More than 1 year (See subparagraph (e)(8)(D)


Air contaminant(s)

Annual emissions
threshold (TPY)



Gaseous sulfur compounds

(expressed as sulfur dioxide)

³ 10 TPY



Total organic gases

(excluding methane, and specific organic gases), and contaminants listed in Table IV),

³ 10 TPY



Specific organic gases

³ 10 TPY



Oxides of nitrogen

(expressed as nitrogen dioxide)

³ 10 TPY



Total particulate matter

(excluding particulate toxic air contaminants listed in Table IV)

³ 10 TPY



Carbon monoxide

³ 100 TPY

 

(f) Certified Permit Copies and Reissued Permits

A request for a certified permit copy shall be made in writing by the permittee after the destruction, loss, or defacement of a permit. A request for a permit to be reissued shall be made in writing by the permittee where there is a name or address change without a change of operator or location. The permittee shall, at the time a written request is submitted, pay the fees to cover the cost of the certified permit copy or reissued permit as follows:

No fee shall be assessed to reissue a permit to correct an administrative error by District staff.

(g) Reinstating Expired Applications or Permits

Facility Permit Holders

$112.37 per equipment

Other Permit Holders

$112.37 per equipment

Facility Permit Holders

$112.37 per equipment

Other Permit Holders

$112.37 per equipment

(h) Reinstating Revoked Permits

If a Permit to Operate is revoked for nonpayment of annual permit fees based on emissions, it may be reinstated upon payment by the permit holder of such overdue fees and accrued late fees in accordance with (e)(8).

(i) Special Processing Fees

Notice of Exemption

$658.97

Negative Declaration

$2,636.09

Mitigated Negative Declaration

$2,636.09

Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

$3,514.76

Supplemental, Subsequent or Addendum to EIR

$3,514.76

(j) Request for Time Extension of Payment Due

Whenever this rule requires fees to be paid by a certain date to avoid expiration, cancellation, or the imposition of an increased fee for late payment, the Executive Officer may, for good cause, grant an extension of time, not to exceed one hundred eighty (180) days, within which the fee payment shall be made. Any request for an extension of time hereunder shall be made in writing and accompanied by a statement of reasons why the extension should be granted.

(k) Adjustment of Fees

The Executive Officer may, upon finding an administrative error by District staff regarding the calculation, imposition, noticing, invoicing, and/or collection of any fee set forth in this rule, rescind, reduce, increase, or modify such fee. Any request for such relief from an administrative error shall be received by the District in writing prior to the expiration date of notification of the amount due, accompanied by a statement of why such relief should be granted.

(l) Refunds

(m) Fee Waivers and Reductions

(n) Government Agencies

All applicants and permittees, including federal, state, or local governmental agencies or public districts, shall pay all fees.

(o) RECLAIM Facilities

(p) Title V Facilities

Number of devices

Title V Initial Fee

 

For applications submitted from July 1, 1999 until June 30, 2001

For applications submitted on or after July 1, 2001

1-20

$842.96

$842.96

21-75

$1,770.39

$2,697.73

76-250

$3,456.62

$6,070.17

251+

$5,564.42

$10,285.68

Number of devices

Title V Final Fee for Applications
Submitted On or After July 1, 1998

 

For time spent from
July 1, 1999 until
June 30, 2000

For time spent on or after July 1, 2000

1-20

$42.09 per hour for time spent in excess of 8 hours, up to a maximum of total fee of $10,290.00 $84.28 per hour for time spent in excess of 8 hours, up to a maximum total fee of $10,290.00

21-75


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e spent in excess of 30 hours, up to a maximum total fee of $20,580.00

$84.28 per hour for time spent in excess of 30 hours, up to a maximum total fee of $20,580.00

76-250

$42.09 per hour for time spent in excess of 70 hours, up to a maximum total fee of $51,450.00 $84.28 per hour for time spent in excess of 70 hours, up to a maximum total fee of $51,450.00

251+

$42.09 per hour for time spent in excess of 120 hours up to a maximum total fee of $77,175.00 $84.28 per hour for time spent in excess of 120 hours up to a maximum total fee of $77,175.00

(q) All Facility Permit Holders

(r) Asbestos Fees

Any person who is required by District Rule 1403 - Asbestos Emissions from Demolition/Renovation Activities to submit a written notice of intention to demolish or renovate shall pay at the time of delivery of notification, the Asbestos and Lead Fees specified in Table VI of this rule. Fees are per notification and multiple fees may apply. No notification shall be considered received pursuant to Rule 1403, unless it is accompanied by the required payment.

(s) Lead Abatement Notification Fees

A person who is required by a federal or District rule to submit written notice of intent to abate lead shall, at the time of delivery of notification, pay the appropriate renovation and abatement fee specified in Table VI of this rule. Fees are per notification and multiple fees may apply. No notification shall be considered received unless it is accompanied by the required payment.

(t) NESHAP Evaluation Fee

(u) Fees for Certification of Clean Air Solvents

Gas Chromatograph/Mass
Spectrometry Analysis
$239.60 for five or fewer compounds

$22.23 for each additional compounds
Density measurement $89.86
Time and material $84.28 per person per hour or prorated portion thereof
Clean Air Solvent Certificate $122.57

(v) All Facility Registration Holders

(w) Service Charge for Returned Check

Any person who submits a check to the District on insufficient funds or on instructions to stop payment on the check, absent an overcharge or other legal entitlement to withhold payment, shall be subject to a $26.75 service charge.

(x) Fees for Non-permitted Emission Sources Subject to Rule 222

(y) Optional Express Permit Processing Fee

Fees for requested express processing of permit applications will be an additional fee based upon actual processing time billed at a rate for staff overtime which is equal to half of $84.28 per hour. The established permit application fees found in the applicable permit fee tables and provisions of Rule 301(c) shall be paid at the time of filing with the additional overtime fee billed following permit issuance. Fees are due at the time specified in the bill which will allow a reasonable time for payment. This proposal is contingent upon the ability of the District to implement the necessary policies and procedures and the availability of qualified staff for overtime permit processing.

(z) Enforcement Inspection Fees for Statewide Equipment

An enforcement inspection fee of $77.18 shall be assessed one time per calendar year for each registered portable engine or equipment unit inspected, unless for reasonable cause the District performs an inspection leading to determination of non-compliance with this regulation, or any applicable state or federal requirements. In this instance, the fee shall be $77.18 per portable engine or equipment unit for each inspection necessary for the determination and ultimate resolution of the violation. If no fee payment is received within 30 days of written notice, a fee penalty of $46.31 per portable engine or equipment unit per inspection shall be assessed. Failure to pay within 90 days of written notice may result in cancellation of registration. Canceled registration may be reinstated by applying for registration through the California Air Resources Board and payment of all fees due, including penalty fees, to the California Air Resources Board and the District, as appropriate.


Summary Permit Fee Rates - Change of Operator

Table 1A - Permit Fee Rates for Control Equipment

Table 1B - Permit Fee Rates for Basic Equipment

Table II - Special Processing Fees

Table III - Emission Fees

Table IV - Toxic Air Contaminants and Ozone Depleters

Table V - Annual Clean Fuels Fees

Table VI - Demolition, Asbestos and Lead Notification Fees

Rule 301 Keyword Index