SHAAQMD RULE 2:11 FEES
LAST REVISED 4/12/94

Rule 2:11. Fees:

a. Device or Facility

1. General Permit Information

Pursuant to Rules 2:1 and 2:1A, every application for or modification to an Authority to Construct or Permit to Operate shall be accompanied by a non-refundable filing fee of $75.

In the event that a source is constructed or modified without first obtaining an Authority to Construct as stated in Rule 2:1A, the filing fee shall be $150.

All applicants for an Authority to Construct shall pay to the Air Quality Management District an (AQMD) amount equal to that specified in Rule 2:11.a.(3)(e) for each hour of staff time expended in excess of two (2) hours to cover the costs of all aspects of the preparation and issuance of the Authority to Construct.

Any applicant who has an Authority to Construct application pending before the Air Pollution Control Officer (APCO) on the date of this rule adoption shall pay the aforementioned fee beginning as of the date of rule adoption.

Every application submitted pursuant to Rule 2:21 shall pay a nonrefundable transfer fee of $15. (Amended 4-10-90)

2. Specific Permit Fees

Before a Permit to Operate is issued or renewed as stated in Rule 2:1A.b., a non-refundable permit fee shall be paid to the Shasta County AQMD according to the following permit fee schedule:

Device/Category Fee

a) Air Conveyance Control Device

1) Cyclone

( i) <30,000 scfm $ 150

(ii) >30,000 scfm 224

2) Baghouse 376

Rule 2:11a.2 3) Electrostatic Precipitator 376

4) Wet Scrubber 376

5) Dry Scrubber 376

6) Packed Tower 376

7) Afterburner 376

8) Absorption Device 300

9) Multiclone/Fly Ash Reinject 376

10) Thermal De NOx System 376

b) Asphalt Batch Plant (Maximum Design Rating)

1) <100 tons/hour 826

2) >100 - <250 tons/hour 976

3) >250 - <500 tons/hour 1,126

4) >500 tons/hour 1,276

c) Asphalt Storage Facility 224

d) Fuel Combustion Devices (Boilers, etc.;

106 BTU/hour, Maximum Design Rating)

1) 15 or less 150

2) >15 - <30 224

3) >30 - <45 500

4) >45 - <60 750

5) >60 - <75 1,000

6) >75 - <100 1,126

7) >100 - <250 1,276

8) >250 - <500 1,426

9) More than 500 1,576

e) Cement Batch Plant 376

f) Kilns (106 BTU/hour, Maximum Design Rating)

1) 100 or less 676

2) >100 - <200 826

3) >200 - <500 1,126

4) More than 500 1,276

g) Charcoal/Carbon Manufacturing Furnace 626

h) Dryers

1) Plywood Veneer 250

2) All Others 150

Rule 2:11.a.2

i) Gasoline Marketing

(Retail/Wholesale; gallons per year)

Aboveground Underground

1) 50,000 gal/yr or fewer 30 27

2) >50,000 - <100,000 gal/yr 60 54

3) >100,000 - <500,000 gal/yr 112 101

4) >500,000 - <1,000,000 gal/yr 131 118

5) >1,000,000 - <1,500,000 gal/yr 150 135

6) More than 1,500,000 gal/yr 169 152

7) Gasoline marketing facilities

required to install Phase II Vapor

Recovery controls at the dispenser

shall be assessed an annual permit fee

based upon the number of gasoline

dispensing nozzles (per nozzle) 20 18

(Amended 1/5/93)





Rule 2:11.a.2

j) Incinerators/Remelt Furnaces (Pathological, Cremation Retorts, Burnout Ovens, etc.)

Maximum Horizontal Cross Sectional Area,

Ft.2 of Primary Combustion Chamber

1) 50 or less 150

2) >50 - <100 224

3) More than 100 300

k) Industrial/Commercial Surface Coating Operations (gallons per year)

1) 1,000 gal/yr or fewer 150

2) More than 1,000 gal/yr 224

l) Air Exhausts/Vents 224

m) Volatile Organic Compound Substance Use

(gallons per year)

1) 1500 gal/yr or fewer 300

2) More than 1500 gal/yr 450

n) Fiberglass Resin Usage (tons per year)

1) 50 tons/year or fewer 300

2) More than 50 tons/year 450

Rule 2:11.a.2

o) Mineral Processing-Rock Crushing/Screening (Maximum Design Rating)

1) 100,000 tons/year or fewer 376

2) >100,000 - <500,000 tons/year 526

3) More than 500,000 tons/year 676

p) Miscellaneous

1) Minimum Charge

(5 tons/year or fewer emitted) 150

2) Other (E = tons/year emitted) 30(E)

q) Insignificant Source/Emission

Inventory Tracking Fee 20

(Amended 4-10-90)



3. General Rules Applicable to Permit Fee Schedules

a) The permit fee of a multi-component system shall be the sum of those fee schedules for each individual device in the multi-component system.

b) If more than one fee schedule is applicable to an individual device, the schedule with the higher fee shall be used exclusively.

c) If the Air Pollution Control Officer (APCO) ascertains that tests will be required that are not routinely performed, then the APCO is authorized to charge additional fees not to exceed the estimated cost of making such test, provided that:

The applicant shall be advised of such additional permit fee prior to the making of such test, and

The applicant shall be given the option to have such test made by an independent laboratory approved by the APCO at the applicant's cost.

All fees estimated and collected by the APCO for special tests that are later found to exceed the actual test costs will be refunded.

Rule 2:11.a.3

d) For devices that the APCO ascertains are inherently seasonally operational due to location or nature of raw materials processed (as defined in Rule 2:1, Section 223), the permit fee shall be seventy-five percent (75%) of the regular fee. (Amended 7-22-86)

e) Any person who requests that the District undertake or perform any of the following activities shall pay for the full cost of such activity as incurred by the District. Such costs shall include staff time, materials, mileage, etc. Staff time shall be charged at a rate of $37.50 per hour.

1. Source testing

2. Ambient monitoring

3. Source specific modeling

4. Ambient modeling

5. Air quality impact analysis

6. Technical evaluations and/or pre-permit 7. Any other activity not routinely performed by the Air Quality Management District.

The minimum charge for pre-permit evaluations shall be $100.

f) Any new, existing, or modified stationary facility that, after construction or modification, emits any pollutant shall be required to test such facility of emissions according to the following schedule.

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Emissions (tons/year) Test Schedule

Less than 25 tons/yr Voluntary, or at request of

District for enforcement

purposes

25 or more,

but less than 50 Once every 3 years

50 or more,

but less than 100 Once every 2 years

100 or more Once every year

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Any affected facility shall have the option of contracting with the District or an approved testing firm, or submitting its own test data, to fulfill this requirement.

Rule 2:11.a3 Should the facility choose to contract with an approved firm or submit its own test data, the District will assess a fee of $250 to cover the costs of District observation and compliance analysis of such tests.

Any facility that chooses to submit emission data from continuous monitors in lieu of testing shall pay a fee of $500 to the District to cover the costs of compliance analysis.

The following schedule outlines the current charges for District testing activities:

1. High Volume Particulate Test $ 350

(non-combustion sources)

2. Low-Volume Particulate Test 2,000

(combustion/non-combustion sources)

3. Low-Volume SO2 Test 1,000

4. Combustion Source Orsat Test 75

5. Combustion Source TRS Test 1,000

6. Particle/Sizing Analysis 1,000

7. NOx or CO Test 200

(Amended 4-10-90)

b. Air Quality Management Burning Permits

1. To insure compliance with all applicable Air Quality Management District (AQMD) burning regulations, the holder of, or applicant for, any open burning permit shall pay the required fee as outlined below for any inspections that are required by the APCO, or requested by the issuing agency or permittee.

The following schedule outlines the current charges for District open burning inspections:

a. Agricultural Burning Inspection $30

b. Land Clearing Burning Inspection 30

c. Fire Hazard Reduction

Burning Inspection 30

d. Mechanized Burner Inspection 30

(Mechanized Burners shall obtain permits

as stated in Rules 2:1A, 2:6, and 2:11)

(Amended 4-10-90)

Rule 2:11

c. A fee shall be paid for services rendered by the AQMD for photocopies and transcription of tapes to reimburse the District for actual costs incurred. (Amended 7-28-87)

d. All fees collected pursuant to Rule 2:11 and 4:4 will be deposited in the AQMD fund and shall be used solely to defray the expenses in administering the services required in the operation of the AQMD.

(Amended 7-29-87)

e. If payment of any required fee as stated in Rule 2:1 or 4:4 is not received within thirty (30) days of notice of assessment by the Air Pollution Control Officer (APCO), the fee shall be increased by one-half the amount due. The owner or operator shall thereupon be notified by mail of the increased fee.

f. Fees For California Air Resources Board (CARB) Atmospheric Acidity Protection Program

1. Purpose

This fee regulation is to implement the Atmospheric Acidity Protection Act of 1988 (Health and Safety Code Sections 39900-39911). This Act authorized the CARB to require local air pollution control districts to impose additional variance and permit fees on major non-vehicular sources which emit 500 tons per year or more of either sulfur or nitrogen oxides to partially fund the Atmospheric Acidity Protection Program.

The fees collected shall be in addition to permit and other fees already authorized to be collected from such sources.

2. Transfer of Fees Collected

The APCO shall transfer the fees required by the rule, less an amount equal to the District's administrative costs of establishing the program and collecting and transmitting the fees, to the CARB for deposit into the Air Pollution Control Fund no later than 180 days after the effective date of the fee schedule adopted by the Board in each fiscal year of the program.

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3. Administrative Costs

The administrative costs of collecting the fees required by this Rule shall be determined by the total number of staff hours expended in establishing and implementing the fee regulation in each fiscal year, calculated directly in accordance with District Rule 2:11a.3(e).

4. Definitions: For the purpose of this rule:

Major non-vehicular source: Any plant, building, structure, stationary facility or group of facilities under the same ownership that in the base calendar year emitted to the atmosphere oxides of nitrogen or oxides of sulfur, expressed as nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide respectively, in an amount equal to or exceeding 500 tons.

Base year emissions (BYE): The calendar year accumulative emissions of oxides of nitrogen and oxides of sulfur that have been listed in an emission inventory used by the Air Resources Board to calculate fees for a particular year.

CARB assessment: The assessed value for the Shasta County AQMD in Section 90621 of the California Administrative Code, or any subsequent Section applicable in future fiscal years.



5. Fee Schedule

The owner or operator of each major non-vehicular source is hereby assessed an Atmospheric Acidity Protection Program fee payable to the Shasta County AQMD and due within thirty (30) days of notice of assessment by the APCO. This fee rate and major source fee shall be calculated by the following formulae:

Fee Rate = CARB Assessment

Total Major Source Emissions

of NOx and SOx (Tons/Year)



Major Source Fee = (Fee Rate) X (BYE) + Admin. Costs

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g. Fees for California Air Resources Board Implementation of the California Clean Air Act

1. Purpose

The purpose of this fee regulation is to implement the California Clean Air Act of 1988 (Health and Safety Code, Section 39612).

This Act authorized the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to require local air pollution control districts to impose additional permit fees on major non-vehicular sources that emit 500 tons per year or more of nonattainment pollutants, or their precursors, to partially fund the Board's California Clean Air Act Program.

The fees collected shall be in addition to permit and other fees already authorized to be collected from such sources.

2. Transfer of Fees Collected

The Air Pollution Control Officer (APCO) shall transfer the fees required by the rule, less an amount equal to the District's administrative costs of establishing the program and collecting and transmitting the fees, to the CARB for deposit into the Air Pollution Control Fund no later than 180 days after the effective date of the fee schedule adopted by the CARB in each fiscal year of the program.

3. Administrative Costs

The administrative costs of collecting the fees required by this rule shall be determined by the total number of staff-hours expended in establishing and implementing the fee regulation in each fiscal year, calculated directly in accordance with District Rule 2:11.a.3(e).

4. Definitions: For the purpose of this rule:

Major non-vehicular source: Any plant, building, structure, stationary facility or group of facilities under the same ownership, which in the base calendar year, emitted to the atmosphere any non-attainment pollutant or precursors in an amount equal to or exceeding 500 tons.



Rule 2:11 Base year emissions (BYE): The calendar year accumulative emissions of nonattainment pollutants or their precursors that have been listed in an emission inventory used by the Air Resources Board to calculate fees for a particular year.

CARB assessment: The assessed value for the Shasta County AQMD in Section 90800 of the California Administrative Code, or any subsequent Section applicable in future fiscal years.

Nonattainment pollutant: Any substance for which an area is designated in Sections 60200-60209 as not having attained a State ambient air quality standard listed in Section 70200, Title 17, Health and Safety Code.

Nonattainment precursor: Any substance that reacts in the atmosphere to contribute to the production of a nonattainment pollutant or pollutants in an area designated in Sections 60200-60209 as not having attained a State ambient air quality standard listed in Section 70200, Title 17, California Code of Regulations.

Rule 2:11

Non-attainment pollutants and precursors shall be defined as follows for the purposes of this Rule:

Substance

(As listed in Section

70200, Title 17, CCR)

Nonattainment

Pollutant/Precursor

Ozone Reactive Organic Gases

Oxides of Nitrogen

Sulfur Dioxide Oxides of Sulfur
Sulfates Oxides of Sulfur
Nitrogen Dioxide Oxides of Nitrogen
Carbon Monoxide Carbon Monoxide
Suspended Particulate Matter (PM10) Suspended Particulate

Matter (PM10)

Oxides of Nitrogen

Oxides of Sulfur

Visibility Reducing Particles Suspended Particulate

Matter (PM10)

Oxides of Nitrogen

Oxides of Sulfur

Hydrogen Sulfide Hydrogen Sulfide
Lead Lead






5. Fee Schedule

The owner or operator of each major non-vehicular source is hereby assessed a California Clean Air Act fee, payable to the Shasta County Air Quality Management District and due within thirty (30) days of notice of assessment by the Air Pollution Control Officer (APCO). This fee rate and major source fee shall be calculated by the following formulae:







Fee Rate = CARB Assessment

Total Major Source Emissions of Nonattainment

Pollutants or their Precursors (tons/yr)

Major Source Fee = (Fee Rate) X (BYE) + Admin. Costs