VENTURA COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT





Rule 42. Permit Fees
(Adopted 10/22/68, Revised 8/12/69, Revised and Renumbered 11/18/69, Renumbered 5/23/72, Revised 4/17/73, 2/26/74, 3/9/76, 6/14/77, 7/17/78, 11/21/78, 6/19/79, 8/14/79, 9/9/80, 10/14/80, 6/23/81, 9/29/81, 7/1/83, 10/25/83, 11/13/84, 6/3/86, 10/21/86, 5/5/87, 6/14/88, 5/30/89, 2/13/90, 6/19/90, 7/30/91, 5/5/92, 9/15/92, 12/22/92, 5/4/93, 5/10/94, 7/12/94, 7/11/95, 3/12/96, 4/15/97, 6/22/99, 4/11/00)

A. Filing Fee

  1. 1. Payment
    For each
    Authority to Construct application, for each Permit to Operate application, and for each application to certify emission reduction credits, an applicant shall pay a Filing Fee of $450.00.

    For each
    Permit to Operate application for which an Authority to Construct was required but not obtained, an applicant shall pay a Filing Fee of $900.00.

    For each
    application to transfer ownership of a Permit to Operate, an Authority to Construct or Certificate of Emission Reduction Credits, an applicant shall pay a Filing Fee of $225.00.

  2. Refunds
    1. If an application is withdrawn by the applicant, a portion of the Filing Fee will be refunded provided that the District receives a written request for withdrawal within ten (10) working days of submittal of the application. The amount of such refund shall be the lesser of:
      1. The original amount of the Filing Fee minus the actual time spent on the application prior the District's receipt of the written withdrawal request times the hourly service rate for an Air Quality Engineer as approved by the Ventura County Air Pollution Control Board, or

      2. $225.00

    2. If an application is returned to the applicant as unacceptable, $225.00 of the Filing Fee will be refunded.

B. Processing Fees

  1. Payment
    A permit processing fee may be assessed in addition to the filing fee. After all provisions for granting the permit have been complied with, the applicant shall be notified of the amount of the fee. Non-payment of the fee within 60 days from the date of personal service or mailing of said notification will result in cancellation of the application.

  2. Description
    1. For Authority to Construct applications or applications to certify emission reduction credits, the processing fee shall be based on the actual hours spent by District staff in evaluating the application and verifying compliance with all applicable requirements. This fee shall be assessed at the hourly service rate for an Air Quality Engineer as approved by the Ventura County Air Pollution Control Board.

      The number of hours used to calculate this fee shall be 1.3 times the sum of:

      1. the number of hours spent by the Permit Engineer assigned to the application, and
      2. the number of hours in excess of 0.5 hours spent by the Supervisor of the Permitting Section.

      However, the minimum processing fee for Authority to Construct applications or applications to certify emission reduction credits shall be $250.00.

      An application which is submitted solely to add one or more oil wells to a permit shall be subject to a minimum processing fee of the lesser of
      $250 per application or the following amount per oil well:


      An application which is submitted solely to add air pollution control equipment to existing equipment or to modify existing equipment to reduce emissions, when no Emission Reduction Credits are being requested, shall be assessed a processing fee of
      $150.00.

      Each compliance plan submitted pursuant to 40CFR55, Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations, shall be treated as an Authority to Construct application in accordance with this subsection.

      If the amount of the processing fee is expected to exceed two thousand dollars ($2,000), the District will, when the application is determined complete, provide the applicant with an estimate of the amount of the fee.

    2. For Permit to Operate applications, the processing fee shall be the initial permit period fees, and any applicable source test fees as described Rule 47. For new permits, the initial permit period fees shall be calculated in the same way that renewal fees are calculated using the fee schedule in Section H of this Rule. For existing permits, the initial permit period fees shall be calculated as an adjustment to the renewal fees for the current permit period using the fee schedule in effect the last time the permit was renewed. Initial permit period fees of less than $50.00 shall be waived.

    3. For each Permit to Operate application for which an Authority to Construct was not obtained, the processing fee shall be the sum of the fees required by subsection a and the fees required by subsection b.

    4. In addition to the fees calculated above, the processing fee for each application shall include the costs for publication, reproduction, and mailing of any required public notice associated with the application.

  3. Refunds
    No refunds of Permit Processing Fees shall be made for equipment changed or not installed after an Authority to Construct or Permit to Operate is issued.

C. Projects Requiring a Deposit

  1. Payment
    For each Authority to Construct application submitted for a project as defined below, and for each Permit to Operate application submitted for such project for which no Authority to Construct is required, an applicant shall pay a deposit of two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) at the time the application is submitted. Such deposit shall be in addition to the filing fee required in Section A of this Rule. This deposit shall be applied toward the permit processing fee. If the fee is larger than the deposit, the difference shall be paid to the District prior to the issuance of the Authority to Construct, or prior to the issuance of the Permit to Operate if no Authority to Construct is required. If the fee is less than the deposit, the difference shall be returned to the applicant.

    The deposit described above shall be required for the following projects:
    1. Any cogeneration project
    2. Any resource recovery project
    3. Any project involving the land disposal of reactive organic compounds.
    4. Any project involving the disposal, by incineration, or other thermal process, of hazardous, toxic, or infectious wastes.
    5. Any project which is expected to emit 25 tons, or more, per year of any pollutant, or which is expected to increase the emissions of any pollutant from an existing facility by 25 tons, or more, per year.
    6. Any project for which the evaluation is expected to take 25 hours or more.
    7. Any project for which it is expected that the permit processing fees will be $2,500 or more.

  2. Refunds
    Notwithstanding any other provision, the withdrawal, by the applicant, of an application which has been accompanied by a deposit shall result in a refund of the unused portion, if any, of said deposit. The portion not refunded will be retained by the District and will be based on the calculation procedures described in Section B of this Rule.

D. Air Quality Impact or Health Risk Assessment Review Fee
Applicants for an Authority to Construct or a Permit to Operate which requires evaluation under Rule 26.2.C or which requires evaluation of a health risk assessment shall, in addition to the applicable filing and permit processing fees, pay a fee equal to 1.1 times the hourly service rate for an Air Quality Engineer as approved by the Ventura County Air Pollution Control Board for the actual hours spent reviewing the air quality impact analysis or the health risk assessment. If the amount of this fee is expected to exceed two thousand dollars ($2,000), the District will, when the application is determined complete, provide the applicant with an estimate of the amount of the fee. The fee shall be payable prior to permit issuance.

E. Permit Modification Fee
A person seeking the modification of a Permit to Operate shall pay a fee based on Section B of this Rule for any new, modified, replacement or relocated emission units, and for any existing emission units on that permit which requires reevaluation because of the modification. No fee shall be charged for relocated emission units where the new location is no more than five miles from the previous location and there is no emission increase. The fee shall be payable prior to permit issuance.

F. Failure to Obtain Authority to Construct
A person applying for a Permit to Operate for an article, machine, equipment or other contrivance for which an Authority to Construct was required but not obtained or for which a Permit to Operate had been required for more than one year shall pay a late fee equal to the processing fee. The late fee shall be waived if the Permit to Operate application is submitted voluntarily within 180 days after a change of ownership.

G. Revisions to Applications
In the event an applicant requests that an Authority to Construct application be revised prior to issuance, or requests a revision to the Authority to Construct at the time a Permit to Operate application is submitted, the APCO may take one of the following actions:

  1. Accept the revision for evaluation with the current application.
  2. Not accept the revision for evaluation with the current application, and request that the applicant submit an additional application which would address the revision.

The applicant shall be assessed a processing fee for the additional time expended resulting from the application revision. The processing fee shall be assessed at the hourly service rate for an Air Quality Engineer as approved by the Ventura County Air Pollution Control Board, and the actual time spent by District staff times 1.3. The fee shall be payable prior to permit issuance.

H. Renewal Fee
Prior to renewal pursuant to Rule 30, the permittee shall pay a renewal fee based on the permitted emissions calculated pursuant to Rule 29.

Hourly carbon monoxide (CO) emissions occurring solely as a result of rocket motor testing are exempt from annual permit renewal fees. The renewal fee shall be based on the following schedule:

The permit renewal fee, however, shall not be less than a minimum fee calculated using the following method. Determine which pollutant among ROC, NOx, PM or SOx has the largest annual permitted emissions. Use the annual permitted emissions of that pollutant to determine the minimum fee from the following table. For a facility with no permitted emissions of any of these pollutants, the minimum fee shall be the lowest fee in the following table effective at the time of the permit renewal.


The renewal fee due date shall be the permit expiration date or sixty days after the mailing of the notice of renewal fee due, whichever is later. If the renewal fee is not received by the due date the Permit to Operate will be void on that date.

If a source will be non-operational during the permit period for the renewed permit, the permittee may pay a non-refundable fee equal to a minimum renewal fee based on no permitted emissions. To exercise this option, the permittee shall submit a written request to the Air Pollution Control Officer at least 90 days before the permit expiration date for the current permit. Prior to resuming operation of a non-operational source, the permittee shall pay the regular renewal fee in full.

A person requesting reinstatement of a Permit to Operate which has been voided due to nonpayment of the renewal fee, shall pay the renewal fee plus the late fee prescribed below.

During the first 30 day period after the due date, the late fee shall be an amount equal to thirty percent (30%) of the renewal fee. For each additional 30 day period, or portion thereof, between the due date and the date of payment, the late fee shall be increased by an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the renewal fee.

The late fee shall be waived if the renewal fee is paid within the first 10 calendar days after the receipt of the certified notice that the permit is void. The late fee shall also be waived if the renewal fee is paid by a new owner or operator at the time of transfer of ownership.

I. Duplicate Permit Fee
A request for a duplicate Permit to Operate shall be made in writing to the Air Pollution Control Officer within ten (10) days after the destruction, loss, or defacement of a permit. The fee for issuance of a duplicate permit shall be $50.00.

J. Atmospheric Acidity Protection Program Fee (Repealed 6/22/99)

K. California Clean Air Act Fee
Any person holding a Permit to Operate with actual emissions of nitrogen oxides, reactive organic compounds, particulate matter (PM-10), or sulfur oxides equal to or exceeding 500 tons per year during any calendar year shall pay a California Clean Air Act fee. The fee shall be assessed each fiscal year based on the actual emissions from the permitted facility. Both the fee and the calendar year on which the fee is based shall be determined by the California Air Resources Board. The amount of the fee shall be calculated using the following formula:

Fee Amount = E x (CCAA Fee Rate) + District Administrative Fee

Where:

"E": 

Total actual emissions of nitrogen oxides, reactive organic compounds, particular matter (PM-10), and sulfur oxides expressed as tons per year of nitrogen dioxide, reactive organic compounds, particulate matter (PM-10), and sulfur dioxide respectively, from the permitted facility during the calendar year, as determined by the Air Pollution Control Officer. 

"CCAA Fee Rate": 

A fee rate (dollar/ton per year), set by the California Air Resources Board. 
In calculating the fee amount, the actual emissions of nitrogen oxides, reactive organic compounds, particulate matter (PM-10), or sulfur oxides if occurring in an amount of less than 500 tons per year, shall not be counted. 
"District Administrative Fee": To cover the cost incurred by the District in administrating this program, an administrative fee shall be assessed for five hours of staff time based on the hourly service rate for an Air Quality Engineer as approved by the Ventura County Air Pollution Control Board.

The due date for the California Clean Air Act fee shall be 60 days after the certified notice of the amount of fee due has been mailed to the permit holder. If the fee is not paid by the due date, the District will initiate action to revoke the permit and the permittee shall pay a late fee in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the California Clean Air Act fee. Beginning 31 days after the original due date an additional late fee in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the California Clean Air Act fee shall be assessed for each 30 day period, or portion thereof, between the due date and the date on which payment is received by the District.

L. Rule 59 Meteorological Support Fee (Repealed 9/15/92)

M. Air Toxics "Hot Spots" Program Fees (Repealed 4/15/97)

N. Flaring Excess Emission Fee

  1. Applicability
    Section N of this rule shall apply to any source whose operation causes the flaring of gas that contains sulfur compounds in excess of the limits in Section B.1 of Rule 54.

  2. Assessment of Fee
    Each operator shall pay a fee in the amount of $5.00 per pound of excess sulfur compound emitted (calculated as sulfur dioxide) for each calendar year. For each source, an SO2 emission is considered to be excess when and after its flaring gas volume allowance has been exceeded during the calendar year. The flare gas volume allowance is 91 percent of the average of the two highest, consecutive annual flare gas volumes in the preceding 5 years. The operator shall submit records indicating the amount of gas flared annually in the preceding 6 years and any excess sulfur emissions for the previous year. These records are initially due October 12, 1994, and every January 15, thereafter.

  3. Billing
    Each year, the District shall notify the operator in writing of the total assessment pursuant to Subsection N.2 of this Rule for the previous year. The operator shall remit the fee to the District within 60 days of the date of the invoice.

  4. Late Fees
    Fees not paid within 60 days after the receipt of the fee assessment notice will be considered past due. If an operator fails to pay the fee within 60 days of this notice, the District shall assess a late fee of 100 percent of the assessed fee, except that the amount of the late fee shall not exceed $500.00. If an operator fails to pay the fee within 120 days after receipt of the fee assessment notice, the District may initiate permit revocation proceedings. If any permit is revoked, it shall be reinstated only upon full payment of the overdue fee plus any late fee, and a reinstatement fee of $60.00 to cover administrative costs of reinstating the permit.

O. Part 70 Compliance Certification Fee
Any person who submits a Part 70 Compliance Certification pursuant to Section C of Rule 33.9 shall pay a fee based on the actual hours spent by District staff reviewing and approving the compliance certification. The fee shall be assessed at the hourly service rate for an Air Quality Engineer as approved by the Ventura County Air Pollution Control Board, times 1.3.



VENTURA COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT





Rule 42. Permit Fees (Adopted 10/22/68, Revised 8/12/69, Revised and Renumbered 11/18/69, Renumbered 5/23/72, Revised 4/17/73, 2/26/74, 3/9/76, 6/14/77, 7/17/78, 11/21/78, 6/19/79, 8/14/79, 9/9/80, 10/14/80, 6/23/81, 9/29/81, 7/1/83, 10/25/83, 11/13/84, 6/3/86, 10/21/86, 5/5/87, 6/14/88, 5/30/89, 2/13/90, 6/19/90, 7/30/91, 5/5/92, 9/15/92, 12/22/92, 5/4/93, 5/10/94, 7/12/94, 7/11/95, 3/12/96, 4/15/97, 6/22/99)

A. Filing Fee

1. Payment
For each Authority to Construct application, for each Permit to Operate application, and for each application to certify emission reduction credits, an applicant shall pay a Filing Fee of $450.00.

For each Permit to Operate application for which an Authority to Construct was required but not obtained, an applicant shall pay a Filing Fee of $900.00.

For each application to transfer ownership of a Permit to Operate, an Authority to Construct or Certificate of Emission Reduction Credits, an applicant shall pay a Filing Fee of $225.00.

2. Refunds

  1. If an application is withdrawn by the applicant, a portion of the Filing Fee will be refunded provided that the District receives a written request for withdrawal within ten (10) working days of submittal of the application. The amount of such refund shall be the lesser of:
    1. The original amount of the Filing Fee minus the actual time spent on the application prior the District's receipt of the written withdrawal request times the hourly service rate for an Air Quality Engineer as approved by the Ventura County Air Pollution Control Board, or
    2. $225.00
  2. If an application is returned to the applicant as unacceptable, $225.00 of the Filing Fee will be refunded.

B. Processing Fees

1. Payment
A permit processing fee may be assessed in addition to the filing fee. After all provisions for granting the permit have been complied with, the applicant shall be notified of the amount of the fee. Non-payment of the fee within 60 days from the date of personal service or mailing of said notification will result in cancellation of the application.

2. Description

  1. For Authority to Construct applications or applications to certify emission reduction credits, the processing fee shall be based on the actual hours spent by District staff in evaluating the application and verifying compliance with all applicable requirements. This fee shall be assessed at the hourly service rate for an Air Quality Engineer as approved by the Ventura County Air Pollution Control Board.

    The number of hours used to calculate this fee shall be 1.3 times the sum of:
    1. the number of hours spent by the Permit Engineer assigned to the application, and
    2. the number of hours in excess of 0.5 hours spent by the Supervisor of the Permitting Section.

    However, the minimum processing fee for Authority to Construct applications or applications to certify emission reduction credits shall be $250.00.

    An application which is submitted solely to add one or more oil wells to a permit shall be subject to a minimum processing fee of the lesser of $250 per application or the following amount per oil well:

    Effective dates:
    6/22/1999 7/1/2000 7/1/2001 7/1/2002 7/1/2003
    $115.00 $132.25 $152.09 $174.90 $201.14

    An application which is submitted solely to add air pollution control equipment to existing equipment or to modify existing equipment to reduce emissions, when no Emission Reduction Credits are being requested, shall be assessed a processing fee of $150.00.

    Each compliance plan submitted pursuant to 40CFR55, Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations, shall be treated as an Authority to Construct application in accordance with this subsection.

    If the amount of the processing fee is expected to exceed two thousand dollars ($2,000), the District will, when the application is determined complete, provide the applicant with an estimate of the amount of the fee.
  2. For Permit to Operate applications, the processing fee shall be the initial permit period fees, and any applicable source test fees as described Rule 47. For new permits, the initial permit period fees shall be calculated in the same way that renewal fees are calculated using the fee schedule in Section H of this Rule. For existing permits, the initial permit period fees shall be calculated as an adjustment to the renewal fees for the current permit period using the fee schedule in effect the last time the permit was renewed. Initial permit period fees of less than $50.00 shall be waived.

  3. For each Permit to Operate application for which an Authority to Construct was not obtained, the processing fee shall be the sum of the fees required by subsection a and the fees required by subsection b.

  4. In addition to the fees calculated above, the processing fee for each application shall include the costs for publication, reproduction, and mailing of any required public notice associated with the application.


3. Refunds
No refunds of Permit Processing Fees shall be made for equipment changed or not installed after an Authority to Construct or Permit to Operate is issued.

C. Projects Requiring a Deposit

1. Payment
For each Authority to Construct application submitted for a project as defined below, and for each Permit to Operate application submitted for such project for which no Authority to Construct is required, an applicant shall pay a deposit of two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) at the time the application is submitted. Such deposit shall be in addition to the filing fee required in Section A of this Rule. This deposit shall be applied toward the permit processing fee. If the fee is larger than the deposit, the difference shall be paid to the District prior to the issuance of the Authority to Construct, or prior to the issuance of the Permit to Operate if no Authority to Construct is required. If the fee is less than the deposit, the difference shall be returned to the applicant.

The deposit described above shall be required for the following projects:

  1. Any cogeneration project
  2. Any resource recovery project
  3. Any project involving the land disposal of reactive organic compounds.
  4. Any project involving the disposal, by incineration, or other thermal process, of hazardous, toxic, or infectious wastes.
  5. Any project which is expected to emit 25 tons, or more, per year of any pollutant, or which is expected to increase the emissions of any pollutant from an existing facility by 25 tons, or more, per year.
  6. Any project for which the evaluation is expected to take 25 hours or more.
  7. Any project for which it is expected that the permit processing fees will be $2,500 or more.

2. Refunds
Notwithstanding any other provision, the withdrawal, by the applicant, of an application which has been accompanied by a deposit shall result in a refund of the unused portion, if any, of said deposit. The portion not refunded will be retained by the District and will be based on the calculation procedures described in Section B of this Rule.

D. Air Quality Impact or Health Risk Assessment Review Fee
Applicants for an Authority to Construct or a Permit to Operate which requires evaluation under Rule 26.2.C or which requires evaluation of a health risk assessment shall, in addition to the applicable filing and permit processing fees, pay a fee equal to 1.1 times the hourly service rate for an Air Quality Engineer as approved by the Ventura County Air Pollution Control Board for the actual hours spent reviewing the air quality impact analysis or the health risk assessment. If the amount of this fee is expected to exceed two thousand dollars ($2,000), the District will, when the application is determined complete, provide the applicant with an estimate of the amount of the fee. The fee shall be payable prior to permit issuance.

E. Permit Modification Fee
A person seeking the modification of a Permit to Operate shall pay a fee based on Section B of this Rule for any new, modified, replacement or relocated emission units, and for any existing emission units on that permit which requires reevaluation because of the modification. No fee shall be charged for relocated emission units where the new location is no more than five miles from the previous location and there is no emission increase. The fee shall be payable prior to permit issuance.

F. Failure to Obtain Authority to Construct
A person applying for a Permit to Operate for an article, machine, equipment or other contrivance for which an Authority to Construct was required but not obtained or for which a Permit to Operate had been required for more than one year shall pay a late fee equal to the processing fee. The late fee shall be waived if the Permit to Operate application is submitted voluntarily within 180 days after a change of ownership.

G. Revisions to Applications
In the event an applicant requests that an Authority to Construct application be revised prior to issuance, or requests a revision to the Authority to Construct at the time a Permit to Operate application is submitted, the APCO may take one of the following actions:

  1. Accept the revision for evaluation with the current application.
  2. Not accept the revision for evaluation with the current application, and request that the applicant submit an additional application which would address the revision.

The applicant shall be assessed a processing fee for the additional time expended resulting from the application revision. The processing fee shall be assessed at the hourly service rate for an Air Quality Engineer as approved by the Ventura County Air Pollution Control Board, and the actual time spent by District staff times 1.3. The fee shall be payable prior to permit issuance.

H. Renewal Fee
Prior to renewal pursuant to Rule 30, the permittee shall pay a renewal fee based on the permitted emissions calculated pursuant to Rule 29.

Hourly carbon monoxide (CO) emissions occurring solely as a result of rocket motor testing are exempt from annual permit renewal fees.

The renewal fee shall be based on the following schedule:

 


Air Contaminant

 Dollars per Ton/Yr

 

 Dollars per Lb/Hr

 Effective Dates

 

Effective Dates

 Through 6/30/99

 After 6/30/99

 +

 Through 6/30/99

 After 6/30/99

 Reactive Organic Compound Emissions

$43.00 

$49.45 

 +

$43.00 

$49.45

 Nitrogen Oxides Emissions

 $43.00

$49.45 

 +

 $43.00

$49.45 

 Particulate Emissions

 $32.25

$37.09 

 +

$32.25 

 $37.09

 Sulfur Dioxide Emission

 $21.50

$24.73 

 +

 $21.50

$24.73 

 Carbon Monoxide Emissions

$ 4.30 

$ 4.95 

 +

  $ 4.30

 $ 4.95

 Other Pollutants

 $32.25

 $37.09

 +

 $32.25

 $37.09

However, the permit renewal fee shall not be less than that minimum renewal fee which would be determined by the following schedule.

The minimum permit renewal fee shall be determined based on that one pollutant, except carbon monoxide or "other pollutants", which has the largest annual (tons/year) permitted emissions. For a source with no permitted emissions listed for ROC, NOx, PM, and SO2, the minimum fee shall be the lowest effective renewal fee in the following table.
 


Permitted Emissions

Minimum Renewal Fee

Effective Dates

 Through 6/30/99

 After 6/30/99

 Less than 5 tons/year

$ 250 

$287.50 

 Less than 10 tons/year

$ 500 

$575.00 

 Less than 15 tons/year

$ 750 

$862.50

 Less than 20 tons/year

$1000 

 $1150.00

 Less than 25 tons/year

$2000 

  $2300.00

Equal to or more than 25 tons/year

$5000 

 $5750.00


The renewal fee due date shall be the permit expiration date or sixty days after the mailing of the notice of renewal fee due, whichever is later. If the renewal fee is not received by the due date the Permit to Operate will be void on that date.

If a source will be non-operational during the permit period for the renewed permit, the permittee may pay a non-refundable fee equal to a minimum renewal fee based on no permitted emissions. To exercise this option, the permittee shall submit a written request to the Air Pollution Control Officer at least 90 days before the permit expiration date for the current permit. Prior to resuming operation of a non-operational source, the permittee shall pay the regular renewal fee in full.

A person requesting reinstatement of a Permit to Operate which has been voided due to nonpayment of the renewal fee, shall pay the renewal fee plus the late fee prescribed below.

During the first 30 day period after the due date, the late fee shall be an amount equal to thirty percent (30%) of the renewal fee. For each additional 30 day period, or portion thereof, between the due date and the date of payment, the late fee shall be increased by an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the renewal fee.

The late fee shall be waived if the renewal fee is paid within the first 10 calendar days after the receipt of the certified notice that the permit is void. The late fee shall also be waived if the renewal fee is paid by a new owner or operator at the time of transfer of ownership.

I. Duplicate Permit Fee
A request for a duplicate Permit to Operate shall be made in writing to the Air Pollution Control Officer within ten (10) days after the destruction, loss, or defacement of a permit. The fee for issuance of a duplicate permit shall be $50.00.

J. Atmospheric Acidity Protection Program Fee (Repealed 6/22/99)

K. California Clean Air Act Fee
Any person holding a Permit to Operate with actual emissions of nitrogen oxides, reactive organic compounds, particulate matter (PM-10), or sulfur oxides equal to or exceeding 500 tons per year during any calendar year shall pay a California Clean Air Act fee. The fee shall be assessed each fiscal year based on the actual emissions from the permitted facility. Both the fee and the calendar year on which the fee is based shall be determined by the California Air Resources Board. The amount of the fee shall be calculated using the following formula:

Fee Amount = E x (CCAA Fee Rate) + District Administrative Fee

Where:
"E": Total actual emissions of nitrogen oxides, reactive organic compounds, particular matter (PM-10), and sulfur oxides expressed as tons per year of nitrogen dioxide, reactive organic compounds, particulate matter (PM-10), and sulfur dioxide respectively, from the permitted facility during the calendar year, as determined by the Air Pollution Control Officer.

"CCAA Fee Rate": A fee rate (dollar/ton per year), set by the California Air Resources Board.

In calculating the fee amount, the actual emissions of nitrogen oxides, reactive organic compounds, particulate matter (PM-10), or sulfur oxides if occurring in an amount of less than 500 tons per year, shall not be counted.

"District Administrative Fee": To cover the cost incurred by the District in administrating this program, an administrative fee shall be assessed for five hours of staff time based on the hourly service rate for an Air Quality Engineer as approved by the Ventura County Air Pollution Control Board.


The due date for the California Clean Air Act fee shall be 60 days after the certified notice of the amount of fee due has been mailed to the permit holder. If the fee is not paid by the due date, the District will initiate action to revoke the permit and the permittee shall pay a late fee in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the California Clean Air Act fee. Beginning 31 days after the original due date an additional late fee in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the California Clean Air Act fee shall be assessed for each 30 day period, or portion thereof, between the due date and the date on which payment is received by the District.

L. Rule 59 Meteorological Support Fee (Repealed 9/15/92)

M. Air Toxics "Hot Spots" Program Fees (Repealed 4/15/97)

N. Flaring Excess Emission Fee

1. Applicability
Section N of this rule shall apply to any source whose operation causes the flaring of gas that contains sulfur compounds in excess of the limits in Section B.1 of Rule 54.

2. Assessment of Fee
Each operator shall pay a fee in the amount of $5.00 per pound of excess sulfur compound emitted (calculated as sulfur dioxide) for each calendar year. For each source, an SO2 emission is considered to be excess when and after its flaring gas volume allowance has been exceeded during the calendar year. The flare gas volume allowance is 91 percent of the average of the two highest, consecutive annual flare gas volumes in the preceding 5 years. The operator shall submit records indicating the amount of gas flared annually in the preceding 6 years and any excess sulfur emissions for the previous year. These records are initially due October 12, 1994, and every January 15, thereafter.

3. Billing
Each year, the District shall notify the operator in writing of the total assessment pursuant to Subsection N.2 of this Rule for the previous year. The operator shall remit the fee to the District within 60 days of the date of the invoice.

4. Late Fees
Fees not paid within 60 days after the receipt of the fee assessment notice will be considered past due. If an operator fails to pay the fee within 60 days of this notice, the District shall assess a late fee of 100 percent of the assessed fee, except that the amount of the late fee shall not exceed $500.00. If an operator fails to pay the fee within 120 days after receipt of the fee assessment notice, the District may initiate permit revocation proceedings. If any permit is revoked, it shall be reinstated only upon full payment of the overdue fee plus any late fee, and a reinstatement fee of $60.00 to cover administrative costs of reinstating the permit.


O. Part 70 Compliance Certification Fee
Any person who submits a Part 70 Compliance Certification pursuant to Section C of Rule 33.9 shall pay a fee based on the actual hours spent by District staff reviewing and approving the compliance certification. The fee shall be assessed at the hourly service rate for an Air Quality Engineer as approved by the Ventura County Air Pollution Control Board, times 1.3.


VENTURA COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT
 
 

Rule 42. Permit Fees
(Adopted 10/22/68, Revised 8/12/69, Revised and Renumbered 11/18/69, Renumbered 5/23/72,
Revised 4/17/73, 2/26/74, 3/9/76, 6/14/77, 7/17/78, 11/21/78, 6/19/79, 8/14/79,
9/9/80, 10/14/80, 6/23/81, 9/29/81, 7/1/83, 10/25/83, 11/13/84, 6/3/86,
10/21/86, 5/5/87, 6/14/88, 5/30/89, 2/13/90, 6/19/90, 7/30/91, 5/5/92,
9/15/92, 12/22/92, 5/4/93, 5/10/94, 7/12/94, 7/11/95, 3/12/96, 4/15/97)

A. Filing Fee

  1. Payment

    For each Authority to Construct application, for each Permit to Operate application, and for each application to bank emission reduction credits or to certify emission reductions, an applicant shall pay a Filing Fee of $400.00.

    For each Permit to Operate application for which an Authority to Construct was required but not obtained, an applicant shall pay a Filing Fee of $800.00.

    For each application to transfer ownership of a Permit to Operate, an Authority to Construct or an Emission Reduction Credit, an applicant shall pay a Filing Fee of $200.00.

    An application will not be processed until the required Filing Fee is paid. The 30 day period within which the District is required to determine the completeness of the application, pursuant to Rule 25,
    shall not commence until the Filing Fee is paid.
     

  2. Refunds
     
    1. If an application is withdrawn by the applicant, a portion of the Filing Fee will be refunded provided that the District receives a written request for withdrawal within ten (10) working days of submittal of the application. The amount of such refund shall be the lesser of:
      1. The original amount of the Filing Fee minus the actual time spent on the application prior the District's receipt of the written withdrawal request times the hourly service rate for an Air Pollution Control Engineer as approved by the Ventura County Air Pollution Control Board, or
      2. $200.00
    2. If an application is returned to the applicant as unacceptable, $200.00 of the Filing Fee will be refunded.

B. Processing Fees

  1. Payment

    A permit processing fee may be assessed in addition to the filing fee. After all provisions for granting the permit have been complied with, the applicant shall be notified of the amount of the fee. Non-payment of the fee within 60 days from the date of personal service or mailing of said notification will result in cancellation of the application.

  2. Description
     
    1. For Authority to Construct applications, the processing fee shall consist of equipment fees as described in the Equipment Fee Schedules. Each compliance plan submitted pursuant to 40CFR55, Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations, shall be treated as an Authority to Construct application in accordance with this subsection except that equipment fees shall always be assessed using Schedule E-18, Hourly Rate.
    2. For Permit to Operate applications, the processing fee shall consist of initial permit period fees, and any applicable supplemental fees as described in the Supplemental Fee Schedules. For new permits, the initial permit period fees shall be calculated in the same way that renewal fees are calculated using the fee schedule in Section H of this Rule. For existing permits, the initial permit period fees shall be calculated as an adjustment to the renewal fees for the current permit period using the fee schedule in effect the last time the permit was renewed. Initial permit period fees of less than $50.00 shall be waived.
    3. For each Permit to Operate application for which an Authority to Construct was not obtained, the processing fee shall consist of equipment fees, initial permit period fees, and any applicable supplemental fees.
    4. For each Permit to Operate application submitted for the purpose of requesting a change in permitted emissions, the processing fee shall consist of the initial permit period fees and a hourly fee based on the actual hours spent by District staff in evaluating the application. The hourly fee shall be assessed at the hourly service rate for an Air Pollution Control Engineer as approved by the Ventura County Air Pollution Control Board, times 1.2.

 

Index of Equipment Fee Schedules

Equipment Type Schedule No.
Fuel Burning Equipment - General unless specifically included in another Schedule E-1
Incinerators E-2
Internal Combustion Engines E-3
Dry Cleaners E-4
Degreasers E-5
Surface Coating Operations E-6
Gasoline Transfer and Storage E-7
Tanks, other than Gasoline E-8
Oil Wells E-9
Abrasive Blasting E-11
Miscellaneous Equipment, if not found elsewhere, or if Schedule 18 (Hourly Rate) not used E-15
Pollution Control Equipment E-16
BACT Determination E-17
Hourly Rate E-18
Major Source Surcharge E-19
Paint Spray Booths See Surface Coating Operations (E-6)
Sand Blasting See Abrasive Blasting  (E-11)
Boilers: See Fuel Burning Equipment (E-1)


 

Equipment Fee Schedules 

Schedule E-1 
Fuel Burning Equipment Schedule 
Any equipment in which fuel is burned, with the exception of incinerators which are covered in Schedule E-2, and internal combustion engines which are covered in Schedule E-3, shall be assessed an equipment fee based upon the maximum design-fuel consumption rate of the equipment expressed in BTU per hour, using gross heating values of the fuel, in accordance with the following:
From 

(MM BTU/HR)
To 

(MM BTU/HR)
Fee
0.00 9.99 $ 600.00(a)
10.00 19.99 $ 750.00(a)
20.00 49.99 $1,000.00(a)
>50.00   $1,500.00(a)
 

Where (a) is a fuel factor and is:


Schedule E-2
Incinerator Schedule
Any equipment designed and used primarily to dispose of combustible refuse by wholly consuming the material charged leaving only the ashes or residues shall be assessed an Equipment Fee based on the following schedule of the maximum design charge rate, in pound per hour, of the equipment.
 
CHARGE RATE 
(in pounds per/hour)
FEE
0 - 200 $ 750.00
> 200 $ 1,250.00


 

Schedule E-3 

(Formerly Schedule 6) 
Internal Combustion Engine Schedule 
Any reciprocating internal combustion engine shall be assessed an Equipment Fee based on its maximum brake horsepower (BHP) rating in accordance with the following:
From: 
(BHP)
To: 
(BHP)
Fee
0 499 $ 500.00
500 749 $ 650.00
750 999 $ 800.00
1000 1499 $1,200.00
1500 1999 $1,600.00
>2000   $2,000.00
The Equipment Fee of any internal combustion engine equipped with an exhaust emission control device shall be determined by multiplying the calculated equipment fee by 1.2. 

Additional identical engines, for which application is made at the same time, shall be assessed an equipment processing fee of $350.00 each if not equipped with an exhaust gas emission control device or $420.00 each if so equipped.

Schedule E-4
(Formerly Schedule 3)
Dry Cleaner Schedule
Any dry cleaning operation using organic solvents shall be assessed an Equipment Fee of $400.00.

For the purpose of this Equipment Fee Schedule, a dry cleaning operation shall consist of one dry-to-dry machine or one washer and one dryer. . . Each additional dry-to-dry machine, washer or dryer at the same stationary source shall be assessed an Equipment Fee of $100.00.



 

Schedule E-5 

Degreaser Schedule 
Each degreaser shall be assessed an Equipment Fee in accordance with the following schedule:
a. First Degreaser of a given Manufacturer and Model Number $600.00
b. Each Additional Degreaser not of the same Manufacturer and Model Number  $300.00
c. Each Additional Degreaser of the same Manufacturer and Model Number $200.00


 

Schedule E-6 

Surface Coating/Application Processes 
Any surface coating or application process with materials containing reactive organic compounds, and any device used to heat such coating or application to a temperature or 90oC (194oF), or more, shall be assessed an Equipment Fee based on the following schedule:
a. For the first spray booth, application station, dip tank or other such surface coating or application process $1,000.00
b. For each additional spray booth, application station, dip tank, or other such surface coating or application process $500.00
c. For each device used to heat, bake or heat polymerize any materials containing ROC to a temperature of 90oC, or more and used in conjunction with the equipment indicated in a or b, above $300.00


 
 

Schedule E-7 

Stationary Container Schedule, Gasoline 
Any stationary tank, reservoir, or other container used to store gasoline shall be assessed an Equipment Fee based on the following schedule:
a. For the installation of tanks, including Phase I and Phase II vapor recovery systems:  
  One tank $300.00
  Two or more tanks $400.00
b. For the addition of tanks to an existing facility, including connecting the new tanks to existing vapor recovery systems:  
  One tank $300.00
  Two or more tanks $400.00
c. For the replacement of tanks, when the existing vapor recovery system is being retained:  
  One or more tanks $300.00
d. For the extension of an existing Phase II vapor recovery system to accommodate additional dispensers or nozzles:  
  One or more tanks  $300.00
     

Schedule E-8
Stationary Container Schedule
Crude Oil and Organic Liquids
Any stationary tank, reservoir, or other container used for the storage or transfer of crude oil or organic liquids, other than gasoline, shall be assessed an Equipment Fee based on Table E-8-1.
 

Table E-8-1

  DESCRIPTION FIRST 
TANK
EACH 
ADDITIONAL 
TANK*
a. Without Vapor Recovery $300.00 $300.00
b. With Flare Type Vapor Recovery or System Connected to Inlet of Fuel Burning Equipment $500.00 $250.00
c. With Compressor, Adsorption or Refrigeration Type Vapor Recovery $600.00 $300.00
d. With a Floating Roof $750.00 $750.00
* - To qualify for the reduced additional tank rate, the tanks must be covered by the same vapor recovery system as the first tank, and must be evaluated at the same time as the first tank.

Schedule E-9
Oil Well Schedule


Schedule E-10
(Reserved)

 

Schedule E-11 

Abrasive Blasting Equipment Schedule 
Each abrasive blasting unit shall be assessed an Equipment Fee in accordance with the following schedule:
a. Abrasive blasting/cleaning cabinets with integral dust collection equipment $300.00
b. Abrasive blasting/cleaning cabinets with external dust collection equipment $400.00
c. Each abrasive blasting unit, consisting of one internal combustion engine and one pot $750.00
  i) Each additional pot added to c, above $150.00
  ii) Each additional internal combustion engine addedto c, above, shall be assessed an Equipment Fee according to Schedule E-3.  
d. Each abrasive blasting pot $450.00

Schedule E-12
(Reserved)

Schedule E-13
(Reserved)

Schedule E-14
(Reserved)

Schedule E-15
(Formerly Schedule 5)
Miscellaneous Schedule
Any equipment which is not included in one of the other schedules shall be assessed an Equipment Fee based on the following schedule unless based on Fee Schedule E-18.

Hazardous Material Emitters .- $900.00

Reactive Organic Compound or Nitrogen Oxide Emitters -. $675.00

All Others -. $450.00



 

Schedule E-16 

Air Pollution Control Equipment 
The addition of air pollution control equipment to existing equipment, or the modification of existing equipment to reduce emissions shall be assessed an Equipment Fee based upon the following:
a. Each baghouse dust collection system $350.00
b. Each catalytic control device added to an internal combustion engine $500.00
c. Modification to an internal combustion engine:  
  i) Minor modification, including but not limited to fuel switching, addition of oxygen analyzer, air/fuel ratio controller, or other activities not involving the dismantling of the engine $400.00
  ii) Major modification involving the dismantling of the engine  
d. Each vapor recovery unit added to crude oil or organic liquid storage containers $400.00
e. Phase I vapor recovery added to gasoline storage tanks $200.00*
f. Phase II vapor recovery added to gasoline dispensing equipment $300.00
*This fee shall be waived if the Phase I vapor recovery is added at the same time that Phase II vapor recovery is added and an Equipment Fee as provided in Schedule E-16-F is assessed.
     

Schedule E-17
(Formerly Schedule 10)
Best Available Control Technology, Emission Offset or Net
Emission Increase Analysis Determination Schedule
Any article, machine, equipment or other contrivance which requires review and analysis of Best Available Control Technology, or any application requiring an analysis of emission offsets or net emission increase, shall be assessed a fee based on the actual time expended in the review and analysis at the hourly service rate for an Air Pollution Control Engineer as approved by the Ventura County Air Pollution Control Board. This fee shall be in addition to other fees required by Schedules E-1 through E-16 of this Rule. If the amount of this fee is expected to exceed one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500), the District will, when the application is determined complete, provide the applicant with an estimate of the amount of the fee.

Schedule E-18
Hourly Rate
  1. An applicant may request that the Equipment Fee be based on the actual hours spent by District staff in evaluating the application and verification of equipment compliance. This fee shall be assessed at the hourly service rate for an Air Pollution Control Engineer as approved by the Ventura County Air Pollution Control Board. This option must be selected when the application is submitted.
  2. Within 30 days of receipt of an application, the APCO may notify the applicant that, due to the complexity of the application, the Equipment Fees shall be based on the actual hours spent by District staff in evaluating the application, and verifying equipment compliance. This fee shall be assessed at the hourly service rate for an Air Pollution Control Engineer as approved by the Ventura County Air Pollution Control Board. If the amount of this fee is expected to exceed one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500), the District will, when the application is determined complete, provide the applicant with an estimate of the amount of the fee.
  3. Fees for additional, identical equipment (including installation, controls, use, and operating schedules), unless included in the specific schedules, shall be based on Schedule E-15, or on the actual hours spent by District staff, whichever is less.
  4. The number of hours used to calculate processing fees assessed pursuant to a, b, or c of this subsection shall be 1.2 times the sum of:
    1. The number of hours spent by the Permit Engineer assigned to the application (does not include Permit Coordinator)
    2. The number of hours in excess of 0.5 spent by the Manager of the Engineering Section  


Schedule E-19
Major Source Surcharge
Each application for a new major source, a modification to an existing major source, or a modification to an existing source which results in that source becoming a major source shall be assessed a surcharge of 0.2 times the fees calculated by use of the Equipment Fee Schedules. This surcharge shall not exceed $500.00.


Supplemental Fee Schedules
Schedule S-1
Source Test Schedule
Each source test required before the issuance of a Permit to Operate shall be assessed a fee of $600.00.

Schedule S-2
Call-back Schedule
Each stationary source for which an appointment is kept by District staff for a source test or a pre-permit inspection, and the source test or inspection can not be performed due to conditions beyond the control of District staff shall be assessed a call-back fee of $100.00 for each visit which does not result in a source test or inspection.


Schedule S-3
Pressure Drop Test Schedule
Any stationary source at which a pressure-drop test is required shall be assessed a surcharge of $150.00, if not assessed at the time the Authority to Construct was issued.
  1. Refunds
    No refunds of Permit Processing Fees shall be made for equipment changed or not installed after an Authority to Construct or Permit to Operate is issued.

C. Projects Requiring a Deposit

  1. Payment
    For each Authority to Construct application submitted for a project as defined below, and for each Permit to Operate application submitted for such project for which no Authority to Construct is required, an applicant shall pay a deposit of two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) at the time the application is submitted. Such deposit shall be in addition to the filing fee required in part A. of this Rule. This deposit shall be applied toward the permit processing fee. If the fee is larger than the deposit, the difference shall be paid to the District prior to the issuance of the Authority to Construct, or prior to the issuance of the Permit to Operate if no Authority to Construct is required. If the fee is less than the deposit, the difference shall be returned to the applicant.

    The deposit described above shall be required for the following projects:
     

    1. Any cogeneration project
    2. Any resource recovery project
    3. Any project involving the land disposal of reactive organic compounds.
    4. Any project involving the disposal, by incineration, or other thermal process, of hazardous, toxic, or infectious wastes.
    5. Any project which is expected to emit 25 tons, or more, per year of any pollutant, or which is expected to increase the emissions of any pollutant from an existing facility by 25 tons, or more, per year.
    6. Any project for which the evaluation is expected to take 25 hours or more.
    7. Any project for which it is expected that the permit processing fees will be $2,500 or more.
     
  2. Refunds
    Notwithstanding any other provision, the withdrawal, by the applicant, of an application which has been accompanied by a deposit shall result in a refund of the unused portion, if any, of said deposit. The portion not refunded will be retained by the District and will be based on the calculation procedures described in subsection d of Schedule E-18 of this Rule. This time shall be assessed at the hourly service rate for an Air Pollution Control Engineer as approved by the Ventura County Air Pollution Control Board.

D. Air Quality Impact or Health Risk Assessment Review Fee

Applicants for an Authority to Construct or a Permit to Operate which requires evaluation under Rule 26.6 or which requires evaluation of a health risk assessment shall, in addition to the applicable filing and permit processing fees, pay a fee equal to the hourly service rate for an Air Pollution Control Engineer as approved by the Ventura County Air Pollution Control Board for the actual hours spent reviewing the air quality impact analysis or the health risk assessment. If the amount of this fee is expected to exceed one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500), the District will, when the application is determined complete, provide the applicant with an estimate of the amount of the fee. The fee shall be payable prior to permit issuance.

E. Permit Modification Fee

A person seeking the modification of a Permit to Operate shall pay a fee based on Section B of this Rule for any new equipment, and 25 percent of the fees shown in Section B of this Rule for any existing equipment on that permit which requires reevaluation because of the modification.

F. Failure to Obtain Authority to Construct

A person applying for a Permit to Operate for an article, machine, equipment or other contrivance for which an Authority to Construct was required but not obtained or for which a Permit to Operate had been required for more than one year shall pay a penalty fee equal to the equipment fees as described in the Equipment Fee Schedules. The penalty fee shall be waived if the Permit to Operate application is submitted voluntarily within 180 days after a change of ownership.

G. Revisions to Applications

In the event an applicant requests that an application be revised, prior to final action being taken on the application by the District, the APCO may, upon his own motion, elect to take one of the following actions:

  1. Accept the revision to the application for evaluation with the current application.
  2. Not accept the revision for evaluation with the current application, and request that the applicant withdraw the initial application and submit a new application which would include the revision.
  3. Not accept the revision for evaluation with the current application, and request that the applicant submit an additional application which would address the revision.

In any of the instances above, the applicant shall be assessed a processing fee for the additional time expended resulting from the application revision. The processing fee shall be assessed at the hourly service rate for an Air Pollution Control Engineer as approved by the Ventura County Air Pollution Control Board, and the actual time spent by District staff times 1.2.

H. Renewal Fee

Prior to renewal pursuant to Rule 30, the permittee shall pay a renewal fee based on the permitted emissions calculated pursuant to Rule 29.

A permittee may pay a renewal fee based on the emissions which are projected to occur during the renewal period, provided that the projected emissions are less than the permitted emissions calculated pursuant to Rule 29. The permittee shall submit the projected emissions and any other information required to validate the projections to the Air Pollution Control Officer at least 90 days before the permit expiration date. The permittee shall pay an additional $500.00 processing fee to cover the cost of District staff reviewing the submitted projected emissions information.

If the permittee's actual emissions exceed the projected emissions during the renewal period, the permittee shall pay the additional permit renewal fees, and a $500.00 processing fee, within 60 days after the initial date of the next renewal period. The processing fee will cover the cost of District staff reviewing the projected emissions information and the actual emissions data.

Hourly carbon monoxide (CO) emissions occurring solely as a result of rocket motor testing are exempt from annual permit renewal fees. The renewal fee shall be based on the following schedule:
 

Air Contaminant Dollars per Ton/Yr Dollars per Lb/Hr
Reactive Organic Compound Emissions $43.00 $43.00
Nitrogen Oxides Emissions $43.00 $43.00
Particulate Emissions $32.25 $32.25
Sulfur Dioxide Emissions $21.50 $21.50
Carbon Monoxide Emissions $ 4.30 $ 4.30
Other Pollutants $32.25 $32.25
However, the permit renewal fee shall not be less than that minimum renewal fee which would be determined by the following schedule.

The minimum permit renewal fee shall be determined based on that one pollutant, except carbon monoxide, which has the largest annual (tons/year) permitted emissions.
 

Permitted Emissions Minimum Renewal Fee
Less than 5 tons/year $ 250
Less than 10 tons/year $ 500
Less than 15 tons/year $ 750
Less than 20 tons/year $1000
Less than 25 tons/year $2000
Equal to or more than 25 tons/year $5000
 
 
 

The renewal fee due date shall be the permit expiration date or sixty days after the mailing of the notice of renewal fee due, whichever is later. If the renewal fee is not received by the due date the Permit to Operate will be void on that date.

A person requesting reinstatement of a Permit to Operate which has been voided due to nonpayment of the renewal fee, shall pay the renewal fee plus the penalties prescribed below.

If a written request for reinstatement is received during the first 10 calendar days after the receipt of the certified notice that the permit is void the permittee shall pay only the renewal fee. If a written request is not received during the first 10 days after the receipt of the certified notice that the permit is void the permittee shall pay the renewal fee plus a penalty in the amount of thirty percent (30%) of the original renewal fee.

Beginning 31 days after the due date an additional penalty in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the original renewal fee shall be imposed for each 30 day period, or portion thereof, between the due date and the filing date of the request for reinstatement.

I. Duplicate Permit Fee

A request for a duplicate Permit to Operate shall be made in writing to the Air Pollution Control Officer within ten (10) days after the destruction, loss, or defacement of a permit. The fee for issuance of a duplicate permit shall be $50.00.

J. Atmospheric Acidity Protection Program Fee

Any person holding a Permit to Operate with actual emissions of either nitrogen oxides or sulfur oxides equal to or exceeding 500 tons per year during any calendar year shall pay an Atmospheric Acidity Protection Program fee. The fee shall be assessed each fiscal year based on the actual emissions from the permitted facility. Both the fee and the calendar year on which the fee is based shall be determined by the California Air Resources Board. The amount of the fee shall be calculated using the following formula:

In calculating the fee amount, the actual emissions of either nitrogen oxides or sulfur oxides, if occurring in an amount of less than 500 tons per year, shall not be counted.

"District Administrative Fee": To cover the cost incurred by the District in administrating this program, an administrative fee shall be assessed for five hours of staff time based on the hourly service rate for an Air Pollution Engineer as approved by the Ventura County Air Pollution Control Board.

If the Atmospheric Acidity Protection Program fee is not paid within 60 days after certified notice of the amount of fee due has been mailed to the permit holder, the District will initiate action to revoke the permit.

K. California Clean Air Act Fee

Any person holding a Permit to Operate with actual emissions of nitrogen oxides, reactive organic compounds, particulate matter (PM-10), or sulfur oxides equal to or exceeding 500 tons per year during any calendar year shall pay a California Clean Air Act fee. The fee shall be assessed each fiscal year based on the actual emissions from the permitted facility. Both the fee and the calendar year on which the fee is based shall be determined by the California Air Resources Board. The amount of the fee shall be calculated using the following formula:

In calculating the fee amount, the actual emissions of nitrogen oxides, reactive organic compounds, particulate matter (PM-10), or sulfur oxides if occurring in an amount of less than 500 tons per year, shall not be counted.

"District Administrative Fee": To cover the cost incurred by the District in administrating this program, an administrative fee shall be assessed for five hours of staff time based on the hourly service rate for an Air Pollution Engineer as approved by the Ventura County Air Pollution Control Board.

The due date for the California Clean Air Act fee shall be 60 days after the certified notice of the amount of fee due has been mailed to the permit holder. If the fee is not paid by the due date, the District will initiate action to revoke the permit and the permittee shall pay a late fee in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the California Clean Air Act fee. Beginning 31 days after the original due date an additional late fee in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the California Clean Air Act fee shall be assessed for each 30 day period, or portion thereof, between the due date and the date on which payment is received by the District.

L. Rule 59 Meteorological Support Fee (Repealed 9/15/92)

M. Air Toxics "Hot Spots" Program Fees (Repealed 4/15/97)

N. Flaring Excess Emission Fee

  1. Applicability
    Section N of this rule shall apply to any source whose operation causes the flaring of gas that contains sulfur compounds in excess of the limits in Section B.1 of Rule 54.
  2. Assessment of Fee
    Each operator shall pay a fee in the amount of $5.00 per pound of excess sulfur compound emitted (calculated as sulfur dioxide) for each calendar year. For each source, an SO2 emission is considered to be excess when and after its flaring gas volume allowance has been exceeded during the calendar year. The flare gas volume allowance is 91 percent of the average of the two highest, consecutive annual flare gas volumes in the preceding 5 years. The operator shall submit records indicating the amount of gas flared annually in the preceding 6 years and any excess sulfur emissions for the previous year. These records are initially due October 12, 1994, and every March 30, thereafter.
  3. Billing
    Each year, the District shall notify the operator in writing of the total assessment pursuant to Subsection N.2 of this Rule for the previous year. The operator shall remit the fee to the District within 60 days of the date of the invoice.
  4. Late Fees
    Fees not paid within 60 days after the receipt of the fee assessment notice will be considered past due. If an operator fails to pay the fee within 60 days of this notice, the District shall assess a late fee of 100 percent of the assessed fee, except that the amount of the late fee shall not exceed $500.00. If an operator fails to pay the fee within 120 days after receipt of the fee assessment notice, the District may initiate permit revocation proceedings. If any permit is revoked, it shall be reinstated only upon full payment of the overdue fee plus any late fee, and a reinstatement fee of $60.00 to cover administrative costs of reinstating the permit.

  5. VENAPCD RULE 42 PERMIT FEES

LAST REVISED 07/11/95


Rule 42. Permit Fees (Adopted 10/22/68, Revised 8/12/69, Revised and

Renumbered 11/18/69, Renumbered 5/23/72, Revised 4/17/73,

2/26/74, 3/9/76, 6/14/77, 7/17/78, 11/21/78, 6/19/79, 8/14/79,

9/9/80, 10/14/80, 6/23/81, 9/29/81, 7/1/83, 10/25/83,

11/13/84, 6/3/86, 10/21/86, 5/5/87, 6/14/88, 5/30/89, 2/13/90,

6/19/90, 7/30/91, 5/5/92, 9/15/92, 12/22/92, 5/4/93, 5/10/94,

7/12/94, 7/11/95)

A. Filing Fee

1. Payment

For each Authority to Construct application, for each Permit

to Operate application, and for each application to bank

emission reduction credits or to certify emission reductions,

an applicant shall pay a Filing Fee of $400.00.

For each Permit to Operate application for which an Authority

to Construct was required but not obtained, an applicant shall

pay a Filing Fee of $800.00.

For each application to transfer ownership of a Permit to

Operate, an Authority to Construct or an Emission Reduction

Credit, an applicant shall pay a Filing Fee of $200.00.

An application will not be processed until the required Filing

Fee is paid. The 30 day period within which the District is

required to determine the completeness of the application,

pursuant to Rule 25, shall not commence until the Filing Fee

is paid.

2. Refunds

a. If an application is withdrawn by the applicant, a

portion of the Filing Fee will be refunded provided that

the District receives a written request for withdrawal

within ten (10) working days of submittal of the

application. The amount of such refund shall be the

lesser of:

i. The original amount of the Filing Fee minus the

actual time spent on the application prior the

District's receipt of the written withdrawal request

times the hourly service rate for an Air Pollution

Control Engineer as approved by the Ventura County

Board of Supervisors, or

ii. $200.00

b. If an application is returned to the applicant as

unacceptable, $200.00 of the Filing Fee will be refunded.

B. Processing Fees

1. Payment

A permit processing fee may be assessed in addition to the

filing fee. After all provisions for granting the permit have

been complied with, the applicant shall be notified of the

amount of the fee. Non-payment of the fee within 60 days from

the date of personal service or mailing of said notification

will result in cancellation of the application.

2. Description

a. For Authority to Construct applications, the processing

fee shall consist of equipment fees as described in the

Equipment Fee Schedules. Each compliance plan submitted

pursuant to 40CFR55, Outer Continental Shelf Air

Regulations, shall be treated as an Authority to

Construct application in accordance with this subsection

except that equipment fees shall always be assessed using

Schedule E-18, Hourly Rate.

b. For Permit to Operate applications, the processing fee

shall consist of initial permit period fees, and any

applicable supplemental fees as described in the

Supplemental Fee Schedules. For new permits, the initial

permit period fees shall be calculated in the same way

that renewal fees are calculated using the fee schedule

in Section H of this Rule. For existing permits, the

initial permit period fees shall be calculated as an

adjustment to the renewal fees for the current permit

period using the fee schedule in effect the last time the

permit was renewed. Initial permit period fees of less

than $50.00 shall be waived.

c. For each Permit to Operate application for which an

Authority to Construct was not obtained, the processing

fee shall consist of equipment fees, initial permit

period fees, and any applicable supplemental fees.

d. For each Permit to Operate application submitted for the

purpose of requesting a change in permitted emissions,

the processing fee shall consist of the initial permit

period fees and a hourly fee based on the actual hours

spent by District staff in evaluating the application.

The hourly fee shall be assessed at the hourly service

rate for an Air Pollution Control Engineer as approved by

the Ventura County Board of Supervisors, times 1.2.


Index of Equipment Fee Schedules


Equipment Type Schedule No.


Fuel Burning Equipment - General

unless specifically included in

another Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-1

Incinerators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-2

Internal Combustion Engines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-3

Dry Cleaners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-4

Degreasers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-5

Surface Coating Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-6

Gasoline Transfer and Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-7

Tanks, other than Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-8

Oil Wells. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-9

Abrasive Blasting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-11

Miscellaneous Equipment, if not found elsewhere,

or if Schedule 18 (Hourly Rate) not used . . . . . . . . . . E-15

Pollution Control Equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-16

BACT Determination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-17

Hourly Rate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-18

Major Source Surcharge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-19

Paint Spray Booths

See Surface Coating Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (E-6)

Sand Blasting

See Abrasive Blasting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(E-11)

Boilers

See Fuel Burning Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (E-1)

Equipment Fee Schedules

Schedule E-1

Fuel Burning Equipment Schedule

Any equipment in which fuel is burned, with the exception of

incinerators which are covered in Schedule E-2, and internal combustion

engines which are covered in Schedule E-3, shall be assessed an

equipment fee based upon the maximum design-fuel consumption rate of the

equipment expressed in BTU per hour, using gross heating values of the

fuel, in accordance with the following:

From To

(MM BTU/HR) (MM BTU/HR) Fee

0.00 9.99 $ 600.00(a)

10.00 19.99 $ 750.00(a)

20.00 49.99 $1,000.00(a)

>50.00 $1,500.00(a)

Where (a) is a fuel factor and is

1.0 for natural gas fired equipment

1.5 for combination gas/fuel oil fired equipment or equipment

with fuel oil as a stand-by fuel

2.0 for residual or distillate fuel oil fired equipment

4.0 for coal fired equipment


Schedule E-2

Incinerator Schedule

Any equipment designed and used primarily to dispose of combustible

refuse by wholly consuming the material charged leaving only the ashes

or residues shall be assessed an Equipment Fee based on the following

schedule of the maximum design charge rate, in pound per hour, of the

equipment.

CHARGE RATE FEE

(in pounds per/hour)

0 - 200 $ 750.00

> 200 $ 1,250.00






Schedule E-3

(Formerly Schedule 6)

Internal Combustion Engine Schedule

Any reciprocating internal combustion engine shall be assessed an

Equipment Fee based on its maximum brake horsepower (BHP) rating in

accordance with the following:

From To

(BHP) (BHP) Fee

0 499 $ 500.00

500 749 $ 650.00

750 999 $ 800.00

1000 1499 $1,200.00

1500 1999 $1,600.00

>2000 $2,000.00

The Equipment Fee of any internal combustion engine equipped with an

exhaust emission control device shall be determined by multiplying the

calculated equipment fee by 1.2.

Additional identical engines, for which application is made at the same

time, shall be assessed an equipment processing fee of $350.00 each if

not equipped with an exhaust gas emission control device or $420.00 each

if so equipped.


Schedule E-4

(Formerly Schedule 3)

Dry Cleaner Schedule

Any dry cleaning operation using organic solvents shall be assessed an

Equipment Fee of $400.00.

For the purpose of this Equipment Fee Schedule, a dry cleaning operation

shall consist of one dry-to-dry machine or one washer and one dryer. . .

Each additional dry-to-dry machine, washer or dryer at the same

stationary source shall be assessed an Equipment Fee of $100.00.

Schedule E-5

Degreaser Schedule

Each degreaser shall be assessed an Equipment Fee in accordance with the

following schedule:

a. First Degreaser of a given

Manufacturer and Model Number . . . . . . . . . $600.00

b. Each Additional Degreaser not of the same

Manufacturer and Model Number . . . . . . . . . $300.00

c. Each Additional Degreaser of the same

Manufacturer and Model Number . . . . . . . . . $200.00


Schedule E-6

Surface Coating/Application Processes

Any surface coating or application process with materials containing

reactive organic compounds, and any device used to heat such coating or

application to a temperature or 90oC (194oF), or more, shall be assessed

an Equipment Fee based on the following schedule:

a. For the first spray booth, application station,

dip tank or other such surface coating or

application process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,000.00

b. For each additional spray booth, application

station, dip tank, or other such surface coating or

application process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $500.00

c. For each device used to heat, bake or heat

polymerize any materials containing ROC to a

temperature of 90oC, or more and used in conjunction

with the equipment indicated in a or b, above . . . $300.00


Schedule E-7

Stationary Container Schedule, Gasoline

Any stationary tank, reservoir, or other container used to store

gasoline shall be assessed an Equipment Fee based on the following

schedule:




a. For the installation of tanks, including Phase I and Phase II

vapor recovery systems:

One tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $300.00

Two or more tanks . . .. . . . . . . . . . . $400.00

b. For the addition of tanks to an existing facility, including

connecting the new tanks to existing vapor recovery systems:

One tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $300.00

Two or more tanks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $400.00

c. For the replacement of tanks, when the existing vapor recovery

system is being retained:

One or more tanks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $300.00

d. For the extension of an existing Phase II vapor recovery

system to accommodate additional dispensers or nozzles:

One or more tanks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $300.00


Schedule E-8

Stationary Container Schedule

Crude Oil and Organic Liquids

Any stationary tank, reservoir, or other container used for the storage

or transfer of crude oil or organic liquids, other than gasoline, shall

be assessed an Equipment Fee based on Table E-8-1.

Table E-8-1

EACH

FIRST ADDITIONAL

DESCRIPTION TANK TANK*

a. Without Vapor Recovery $300.00 $300.00

b. With Flare Type Vapor Recovery $500.00 $250.00

or System Connected to Inlet

of Fuel Burning Equipment

c. With Compressor, Adsorption

or Refrigeration Type

Vapor Recovery $600.00 $300.00

d. With a Floating Roof $750.00 $750.00

* To qualify for the reduced additional tank rate, the tanks

must be covered by the same vapor recovery system as the first

tank, and must be evaluated at the same time as the first

tank.


Schedule E-9

Oil Well Schedule

Each well . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100.00

Maximum Equipment Fee for oil wells

per application . . . . . . . . . . . . $500.00


Schedule E-10

(Reserved)


Schedule E-11

Abrasive Blasting Equipment Schedule

Each abrasive blasting unit shall be assessed an Equipment Fee in

accordance with the following schedule:

a. Abrasive blasting/cleaning cabinets with integral

dust collection equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . $300.00

b. Abrasive blasting/cleaning cabinets with external

dust collection equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . $400.00

c. Each abrasive blasting unit, consisting of one

internal combustion engine and one pot . . . . . . .$750.00

i) Each additional pot added to c, above . . . . $150.00

ii) Each additional internal combustion engine added

to c, above, shall be assessed an Equipment Fee

according to Schedule E-3.

d. Each abrasive blasting pot . . . . . . . . . . . . .$450.00


Schedule E-12

(Reserved)


Schedule E-13

(Reserved)


Schedule E-14

(Reserved)


Schedule E-15

(Formerly Schedule 5)

Miscellaneous Schedule

Any equipment which is not included in one of the other schedules shall

be assessed an Equipment Fee based on the following schedule unless

based on Fee Schedule E-18.

Hazardous Material Emitters . . . . . . $900.00

Reactive Organic Compound or Nitrogen

Oxide Emitters . . . . . . . . . . . . $675.00

All Others . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $450.00


Schedule E-16

Air Pollution Control Equipment


The addition of air pollution control equipment to existing equipment,

or the modification of existing equipment to reduce emissions shall be

assessed an Equipment Fee based upon the following:

a. Each baghouse dust collection system . . . . . . . . . . $350.00

b. Each catalytic control device added to an

internal combustion engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $500.00

c. Modification to an internal combustion engine:

i) Minor modification, including but not limited to fuel

switching, addition of oxygen analyzer, air/fuel ratio

controller, or other activities not involving the

dismantling of the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $400.00

ii) Major modification involving the dismantling of

the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Schedule E-3

d. Each vapor recovery unit added to crude oil or organic

liquid storage containers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $400.00

e. Phase I vapor recovery added to gasoline storage

tanks . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $200.00*

f. Phase II vapor recovery added to gasoline dispensing

equipment . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $300.00

* This fee shall be waived if the Phase I vapor recovery is added at

the same time that Phase II vapor recovery is added and an

Equipment Fee as provided in Schedule E-16-F is assessed.

Schedule E-17

(Formerly Schedule 10)

Best Available Control Technology, Emission Offset or Net

Emission Increase Analysis Determination Schedule

Any article, machine, equipment or other contrivance which requires

review and analysis of Best Available Control Technology, or any

application requiring an analysis of emission offsets or net emission

increase, shall be assessed a fee based on the actual time expended in

the review and analysis at the hourly service rate for an Air Pollution

Control Engineer as approved by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors.

This fee shall be in addition to other fees required by Schedules E-1

through E-16 of this Rule. If the amount of this fee is expected to

exceed one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500), the District will,

when the application is determined complete, provide the applicant with

an estimate of the amount of the fee.


Schedule E-18

Hourly Rate

a. An applicant may request that the Equipment Fee be based on the

actual hours spent by District staff in evaluating the application

and verification of equipment compliance. This fee shall be

assessed at the hourly service rate for an Air Pollution Control

Engineer as approved by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors.

This option must be selected when the application is submitted.

b. Within 30 days of receipt of an application, the APCO may notify

the applicant that, due to the complexity of the application, the

Equipment Fees shall be based on the actual hours spent by District

staff in evaluating the application, and verifying equipment

compliance. This fee shall be assessed at the hourly service rate

for an Air Pollution Control Engineer as approved by the Ventura

County Board of Supervisors. If the amount of this fee is expected

to exceed one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500), the District

will, when the application is determined complete, provide the

applicant with an estimate of the amount of the fee.

c. Fees for additional, identical equipment (including installation,

controls, use, and operating schedules), unless included in the

specific schedules, shall be based on Schedule E-15, or on the

actual hours spent by District staff, whichever is less.

d. The number of hours used to calculate processing fees assessed

pursuant to a, b, or c of this subsection shall be 1.2 times the

sum of:

i) The number of hours spent by the Permit Engineer assigned to

the application (does not include Permit Coordinator)

ii) The number of hours in excess of 0.5 spent by the Manager of

the Engineering Section


Schedule E-19

Major Source Surcharge

Each application for a new major source, a modification to an existing

major source, or a modification to an existing source which results in

that source becoming a major source shall be assessed a surcharge of 0.2

times the fees calculated by use of the Equipment Fee Schedules. This

surcharge shall not exceed $500.00.


Supplemental Fee Schedules


Schedule S-1

Source Test Schedule

Each source test required before the issuance of a Permit to Operate

shall be assessed a fee of $600.00.


Schedule S-2

Call-back Schedule

Each stationary source for which an appointment is kept by District

staff for a source test or a pre-permit inspection, and the source test

or inspection can not be performed due to conditions beyond the control

of District staff shall be assessed a call-back fee of $100.00 for each

visit which does not result in a source test or inspection.


Schedule S-3

Pressure Drop Test Schedule

Any stationary source at which a pressure-drop test is required shall be

assessed a surcharge of $150.00, if not assessed at the time the

Authority to Construct was issued.


3. Refunds

No refunds of Permit Processing Fees shall be made for

equipment changed or not installed after an Authority to

Construct or Permit to Operate is issued.

C. Projects Requiring a Deposit

1. Payment

For each Authority to Construct application submitted for a

project as defined below, and for each Permit to Operate

application submitted for such project for which no Authority

to Construct is required, an applicant shall pay a deposit of

two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) at the time the application

is submitted. Such deposit shall be in addition to the filing

fee required in part A. of this Rule. This deposit shall be

applied toward the permit processing fee. If the fee is

larger than the deposit, the difference shall be paid to the

District prior to the issuance of the Authority to Construct,

or prior to the issuance of the Permit to Operate if no

Authority to Construct is required. If the fee is less than

the deposit, the difference shall be returned to the

applicant.

The deposit described above shall be required for the

following projects:

a. Any cogeneration project

b. Any resource recovery project

c. Any project involving the land disposal of reactive

organic compounds.

d. Any project involving the disposal, by incineration, or

other thermal process, of hazardous, toxic, or infectious

wastes.

e. Any project which is expected to emit 25 tons, or more,

per year of any pollutant, or which is expected to

increase the emissions of any pollutant from an existing

facility by 25 tons, or more, per year.

f. Any project for which the evaluation is expected to take

25 hours or more.

g. Any project for which it is expected that the permit

processing fees will be $2,500 or more.

2. Refunds

Notwithstanding any other provision, the withdrawal, by the

applicant, of an application which has been accompanied by a

deposit shall result in a refund of the unused portion, if

any, of said deposit. The portion not refunded will be

retained by the District and will be based on the calculation

procedures described in subsection d of Schedule E-18 of this

Rule. This time shall be assessed at the hourly service rate

for an Air Pollution Control Engineer as approved by the

Ventura County Board of Supervisors.

D. Air Quality Impact or Health Risk Assessment Review Fee

Applicants for an Authority to Construct or a Permit to Operate

which requires evaluation under Rule 26.6 or which requires

evaluation of a health risk assessment shall, in addition to the

applicable filing and permit processing fees, pay a fee equal to

the hourly service rate for an Air Pollution Control Engineer as

approved by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors for the actual

hours spent reviewing the air quality impact analysis or the health

risk assessment. If the amount of this fee is expected to exceed

one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500), the District will, when

the application is determined complete, provide the applicant with

an estimate of the amount of the fee. The fee shall be payable

prior to permit issuance.

E. Permit Modification Fee

A person seeking the modification of a Permit to Operate shall pay

a fee based on Section B of this Rule for any new equipment, and 25

percent of the fees shown in Section B of this Rule for any

existing equipment on that permit which requires reevaluation

because of the modification.

F. Failure to Obtain Authority to Construct

A person applying for a Permit to Operate for an article, machine,

equipment or other contrivance for which an Authority to Construct

was required but not obtained or for which a Permit to Operate had

been required for more than one year shall pay a penalty fee equal

to the equipment fees as described in the Equipment Fee Schedules.

The penalty fee shall be waived if the Permit to Operate

application is submitted voluntarily within 180 days after a change

of ownership.

G. Revisions to Applications

In the event an applicant requests that an application be revised,

prior to final action being taken on the application by the

District, the APCO may, upon his own motion, elect to take one of

the following actions:

1. Accept the revision to the application for evaluation with the

current application.

2. Not accept the revision for evaluation with the current

application, and request that the applicant withdraw the

initial application and submit a new application which would

include the revision.

3. Not accept the revision for evaluation with the current

application, and request that the applicant submit an

additional application which would address the revision.

In any of the instances above, the applicant shall be assessed a

processing fee for the additional time expended resulting from the

application revision. The processing fee shall be assessed at the

hourly service rate for an Air Pollution Control Engineer as

approved by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors, and the actual

time spent by District staff times 1.2.

H. Renewal Fee

Prior to renewal pursuant to Rule 30, the permittee shall pay a

renewal fee based on the permitted emissions calculated pursuant to

Rule 29.

A permittee may pay a renewal fee based on the emissions which are

projected to occur during the renewal period, provided that the

projected emissions are less than the permitted emissions

calculated pursuant to Rule 29. The permittee shall submit the

projected emissions and any other information required to validate

the projections to the Air Pollution Control Officer at least 90

days before the permit expiration date. The permittee shall pay an

additional $500.00 processing fee to cover the cost of District

staff reviewing the submitted projected emissions information.

If the permittee's actual emissions exceed the projected emissions

during the renewal period, the permittee shall pay the additional

permit renewal fees, and a $500.00 processing fee, within 60 days

after the initial date of the next renewal period. The processing

fee will cover the cost of District staff reviewing the projected

emissions information and the actual emissions data.

Hourly carbon monoxide (CO) emissions occurring solely as a result

of rocket motor testing are exempt from annual permit renewal fees.

The renewal fee shall be based on the following schedule:

Air Contaminant Dollars per Ton/Yr Dollars per Lb/Hr

Reactive Organic

Compound Emissions $43.00 + $43.00

Nitrogen Oxides

Emissions $43.00 + $43.00

Particulate

Emissions $32.25 + $32.25

Sulfur Dioxide

Emissions $21.50 + $21.50

Carbon Monoxide

Emissions $ 4.30 + $ 4.30

Other Pollutants $32.25 + $32.25

However, the permit renewal fee shall not be less than that minimum

renewal fee which would be determined by the following schedule.

The minimum permit renewal fee shall be determined based on that

one pollutant, except carbon monoxide, which has the largest annual

(tons/year) permitted emissions.

Permitted Emissions Minimum Renewal Fee

Less than 5 tons/year $ 250

Less than 10 tons/year $ 500

Less than 15 tons/year $ 750

Less than 20 tons/year $1000

Less than 25 tons/year $2000

Equal to or more than

25 tons/year $5000

The renewal fee due date shall be the permit expiration date or

sixty days after the mailing of the notice of renewal fee due,

whichever is later. If the renewal fee is not received by the due

date the Permit to Operate will be void on that date.

A person requesting reinstatement of a Permit to Operate which has

been voided due to nonpayment of the renewal fee, shall pay the

renewal fee plus the penalties prescribed below.

If a written request for reinstatement is received during the first

10 calendar days after the receipt of the certified notice that the

permit is void the permittee shall pay only the renewal fee. If a

written request is not received during the first 10 days after the

receipt of the certified notice that the permit is void the

permittee shall pay the renewal fee plus a penalty in the amount of

thirty percent (30%) of the original renewal fee.

Beginning 31 days after the due date an additional penalty in the

amount of ten percent (10%) of the original renewal fee shall be

imposed for each 30 day period, or portion thereof, between the due

date and the filing date of the request for reinstatement.

I. Duplicate Permit Fee

A request for a duplicate Permit to Operate shall be made in

writing to the Air Pollution Control Officer within ten (10) days

after the destruction, loss, or defacement of a permit. The fee

for issuance of a duplicate permit shall be $50.00.

J. Atmospheric Acidity Protection Program Fee

Any person holding a Permit to Operate with actual emissions of

either nitrogen oxides or sulfur oxides equal to or exceeding 500

tons per year during any calendar year shall pay an Atmospheric

Acidity Protection Program fee. The fee shall be assessed each

fiscal year based on the actual emissions from the permitted

facility. Both the fee and the calendar year on which the fee is

based shall be determined by the California Air Resources Board.

The amount of the fee shall be calculated using the following

formula:

Fee Amount = E x (AAPP Fee Rate) + District Administrative Fee

Where:

"E": Total actual emissions of nitrogen oxides and sulfur

oxides, expressed as tons per year of nitrogen dioxide and

sulfur dioxide, respectively, from the permitted facility

during the calendar year, as determined by the Air Pollution

Control Officer.

"AAPP Fee Rate": A fee rate (dollar/ton per year), determined

by the California Air Resources Board.

In calculating the fee amount, the actual emissions of either

nitrogen oxides or sulfur oxides, if occurring in an amount of

less than 500 tons per year, shall not be counted.

"District Administrative Fee": To cover the cost incurred by

the District in administrating this program, an administrative

fee shall be assessed for five hours of staff time based on

the hourly service rate for an Air Pollution Engineer as

approved by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors.

If the Atmospheric Acidity Protection Program fee is not paid

within 60 days after certified notice of the amount of fee due has

been mailed to the permit holder, the District will initiate action

to revoke the permit.

K. California Clean Air Act Fee

Any person holding a Permit to Operate with actual emissions of

nitrogen oxides, reactive organic compounds, particulate matter

(PM-10), or sulfur oxides equal to or exceeding 500 tons per year

during any calendar year shall pay a California Clean Air Act fee.

The fee shall be assessed each fiscal year based on the actual

emissions from the permitted facility. Both the fee and the

calendar year on which the fee is based shall be determined by the

California Air Resources Board. The amount of the fee shall be

calculated using the following formula:

Fee Amount = E x (CCAA Fee Rate) + District Administrative Fee

Where:

"E": Total actual emissions of nitrogen oxides, reactive

organic compounds, particular matter (PM-10), and sulfur

oxides expressed as tons per year of nitrogen dioxide,

reactive organic compounds, particulate matter (PM-10), and

sulfur dioxide respectively, from the permitted facility

during the calendar year, as determined by the Air Pollution

Control Officer.

"CCAA Fee Rate": A fee rate (dollar/ton per year), set by the

California Air Resources Board.

In calculating the fee amount, the actual emissions of

nitrogen oxides, reactive organic compounds, particulate

matter (PM-10), or sulfur oxides if occurring in an amount of

less than 500 tons per year, shall not be counted.

"District Administrative Fee": To cover the cost incurred by

the District in administrating this program, an administrative

fee shall be assessed for five hours of staff time based on

the hourly service rate for an Air Pollution Engineer as

approved by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors.

The due date for the California Clean Air Act fee shall be 60 days

after the certified notice of the amount of fee due has been mailed

to the permit holder. If the fee is not paid by the due date, the

District will initiate action to revoke the permit and the

permittee shall pay a late fee in the amount of ten percent (10%)

of the California Clean Air Act fee. Beginning 31 days after the

original due date an additional late fee in the amount of ten

percent (10%) of the California Clean Air Act fee shall be assessed

for each 30 day period, or portion thereof, between the due date

and the date on which payment is received by the District.

L. Rule 59 Meteorological Support Fee (Repealed 9/15/92)

M. Air Toxics "Hot Spots" Program Fees

1. Applicability

Section M of this rule shall apply to any stationary source

which commenced operation prior to January 1 of the fiscal

year for which the fees pursuant to Section M of this rule are

being assessed, and:

a. Manufactures, formulates, uses or releases any listed

substance or any other substance which reacts to form any

listed substance, and emits 10 tons per year (ton/yr) or

greater of any criteria pollutant, or

b. Manufactures, formulates, uses or releases any listed

substance or any other substance which reacts to form any

listed substance and emits less than 10 ton/yr of each

criteria pollutant and is included in any class listed in

Appendix E to Sections 93300 through 93355 of Title 17 of

the California Code of Regulations (Criteria and

Guidelines Regulation).

2. Assessment of Fees

a. The operator of each stationary source that is subject to

the provisions of Subsection M.1 shall pay an annual fee

based on the actual emissions of compounds listed in

Appendix A-1 (Substances for Which Emissions Must Be

Quantified) to Sections 93300 through 93355 of the

Criteria and Guidelines Regulation as contained in the

approved emissions inventory report for the designated

inventory year except as provided in Subsection 2.f or

2.g of this Section. The annual fees shall be $0.50 for

each pound per year of reported emissions except that the

minimum amount of the fee shall be $554 and the maximum

shall be $25,000.

The operator of each stationary source that is subject to

the provisions of Subsection M.1 and for which an

approved emissions inventory report does not exist shall

pay a fee of $554.

b. In addition to the fees listed in Subsection M.2.a, the

operator of any facility that is designated high priority

pursuant to California Health and Safety Code Section

44360(a) shall pay an additional fee of $500. This fee

shall be assessed for each fiscal year in which the

District performs a priority designation for the

facility. This fee shall be assessed, even if, on the

basis of updated emissions or other data, the facility is

not ultimately required to perform a health risk

assessment.

c. In addition to the fees listed in Subsections M.2.a and

M.2.b, the operator of any facility that is required to

perform a health risk assessment pursuant to Health and

Safety Code Section 44360(b) shall pay an additional fee

of $4,500.00. This fee shall be assessed for each fiscal

year in which the facility is required to submit a health

risk assessment to the District. This fee shall not be

assessed if the submittal is a revised health risk

assessment that is being resubmitted pursuant to Health

and Safety Code Section 44362(a).

d. In addition to the fees listed in Subsections M.2.a,

M.2.b and M.2.c, the operator of any facility required to

provide notice regarding the results of the health risk

assessment pursuant to California Health and Safety Code

Section 44362(b) shall pay an additional fee of

$5,000.00. This fee shall be assessed for each fiscal

year in which the District notifies the operator of the

facility of the requirement to provide notice regarding

the results of the health risk assessment.

e. In addition to any other fees assessed pursuant to

Section M of this rule, the operator of any facility for

which the District modifies a health risk assessment

pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 44362(a)

(Revision of a Health Risk Assessment Which Was Not

Revised and Resubmitted Within 60 Days of the District's

Request of the Operator To Do So), shall be assessed a

fee based on the actual time expended in the modification

of the health risk assessment at the hourly service rate

for an Air Pollution Control Engineer as approved by the

Ventura County Board of Supervisors. This fee shall be

assessed for the fiscal year in which the facility's

health risk assessment, which was modified pursuant to

Health and Safety Code Section 44362(a), is approved in

writing by the District.

f. Operators of stationary sources subject to Section M of

this rule, which have had a reduction of 20 percent or

more in total emissions of listed substances since the

designated inventory year may request that fees be based

on updated emission data instead of the approved

inventory, as described in Subsection 2.a, provided that

the emission reduction is permanent and enforceable.

If emissions have been reduced by more than 20 percent

since the designated inventory year and a facility

operator wishes to have this updated inventory data used

for calculation of fees pursuant to Subsection M.2.a of

this rule, the new data must be submitted to the District

within 2 weeks after the date of the fee invoice. This

submittal must include all calculations and other

information required for the District to validate the

emissions.

If updated emission data are used for calculation of

fees, the facility shall submit an updated emission

inventory report which reflects any changes from the

previously submitted and approved emission inventory

report as described in Section 93350 through 93353 of the

Criteria and Guidelines Regulation. An updated emission

inventory plan shall be submitted to the District within

90 days after the date of the invoice based on the

updated data.

Submittal of the update report described above does not

relieve the facility operator from the requirement to

submit an emission inventory update according to the

schedule previously developed by the District pursuant to

Section 93353(a) of the Criteria and Guidelines

Regulation, except that they may be combined if they are

due within 12 months of each other.

g. The maximum fee that a small business, as defined in

Section M of this Rule, shall pay will be $277 with the

exception of fees levied pursuant to Subsection M.2.e of

this rule. Fees for District revision of a health risk

assessment levied pursuant to Subsection M.2.e of this

rule shall be paid in addition to the $277 small business

fee. If a facility constitutes a small business, as

defined in Section M of this rule, information

demonstrating the small business status must be submitted

to the District within two weeks after the date of the

fee invoice. This submittal must include information for

the District to validate the small business status of the

facility.

3. Billing

The District shall notify and assess the operator of each

stationary source subject to Section M of this rule in writing

of the fee due. The operator shall remit the fee to the

District within 60 days after the receipt of the fee

assessment notice.

4. Penalties

Fees not paid within 60 days after the receipt of the fee

assessment notice will be considered past due. If an operator

fails to pay the fee within 60 days of this notice, the

District shall assess a penalty of 100 percent of the assessed

fee, except that the amount of the penalty shall not exceed

$500.00. If an operator fails to pay the fee within 120 days

after receipt of the fee assessment notice, the District may

initiate permit revocation proceedings. If any permit is

revoked, it shall be reinstated only upon full payment of the

overdue fee plus any late penalty, and a reinstatement fee of

$60.00 to cover administrative costs of reinstating the

permit.

5. Exemptions

a. Any stationary source meeting the criteria of Subsection

M.1.b. which has been notified in writing that the

District will perform an industrywide inventory that

includes such source shall pay a fee of $120. If the

source has previously paid fees to cover the costs of the

Air Toxics "Hot Spots" Program, it is not subject to

Section M of this rule.

b. Any stationary source meeting the criteria of Subsection

M.1.b which was required only to complete a use and

production survey (stationary sources listed in Appendix

E-II of the Criteria and Guidelines Regulation) shall pay

a fee of $120. If the source has previously paid fees to

cover the costs of the Air Toxics "Hot Spots" Program, it

is not subject to Section M of this rule.

c. Any stationary source exempted by Health and Safety Code

Section 44324 (Pesticidal Use) is not subject to Section

M of this rule.

d. Any stationary source that meets the criteria of Section

93305.5 (Facilities whose Emissions Decrease Below 10

Tons Per Year of Criteria Pollutants) or Section 93309(a)

(Facilities Emitting Less Than 10 Tons Per Year of

Criteria Pollutants and No Longer Falling Within an "Any

SIC" Class Description Listed in Appendix E-1) of the

Criteria and Guidelines Regulation is not subject to

Section M of this rule.

6. Definitions

a. "Approved Emissions Inventory Report": The emission

inventory report submitted to the District pursuant to

California Health and Safety Code Section 44341 or

Section 93308(c) or Section 93305 of the Criteria and

Guidelines Regulation, or updates to such reports

submitted to the District pursuant to California Health

and Safety Code Section 44344 that has been approved in

writing by the District.

b. "Criteria Pollutant": total organic gases, particulate

matter, nitrogen oxides, or sulfur oxides.

c. "Designated Inventory Year": The calendar year of the

most recent approved emission inventory report as of

February 15 of the fiscal year for which the fees

pursuant to Section M of this rule are being assessed.

d. "Fiscal Year": Any period of 12 consecutive calendar

months starting on July 1 and ending on June 30.

e. "Listed Substance": Any substance listed by the State Air

Resources Board pursuant to Health and Safety Code

Section 44321 and contained in Appendix A-1 or A-II to

Sections 93300 through 93355 of the Criteria and

Guidelines Regulation.

f. "Small Business": A facility which is independently owned

and operated and has met the following criteria in the

preceding year: 1) the facility has 10 or fewer

employees; 2) the facility's total annual gross receipts

are less than $1,000,000; and 3) the total annual gross

receipts of the California operations of the business the

facility is part of are less than $5,000,000.

g. "Total Organic Gases (TOG)": All gases containing carbon,

except carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, carbonic acid,

metallic carbides or carbonates, and ammonium carbonate.

N. Flaring Excess Emission Fee

1. Applicability

Section N of this rule shall apply to any source whose

operation causes the flaring of gas that contains sulfur

compounds in excess of the limits in Section B.1 of Rule 54.

2. Assessment of Fee

Each operator shall pay a fee in the amount of $5.00 per pound

of excess sulfur compound emitted (calculated as sulfur

dioxide) for each calendar year. For each source, an SO2

emission is considered to be excess when and after its flaring

gas volume allowance has been exceeded during the calendar

year. The flare gas volume allowance is 91 percent of the

average of the two highest, consecutive annual flare gas

volumes in the preceding 5 years. The operator shall submit

records indicating the amount of gas flared annually in the

preceding 6 years and any excess sulfur emissions for the

previous year. These records are initially due October 12,

1994, and every March 30, thereafter.

3. Billing

Each year, the District shall notify the operator in writing

of the total assessment pursuant to Subsection N.2 of this

Rule for the previous year. The operator shall remit the fee

to the District within 60 days of the date of the invoice.

4. Late Fees

Fees not paid within 60 days after the receipt of the fee

assessment notice will be considered past due. If an operator

fails to pay the fee within 60 days of this notice, the

District shall assess a late fee of 100 percent of the

assessed fee, except that the amount of the late fee shall not

exceed $500.00. If an operator fails to pay the fee within

120 days after receipt of the fee assessment notice, the

District may initiate permit revocation proceedings. If any

permit is revoked, it shall be reinstated only upon full

payment of the overdue fee plus any late fee, and a

reinstatement fee of $60.00 to cover administrative costs of

reinstating the permit.

VENAPCD RULE 42 PERMIT FEES

LAST REVISED 05/10/94




Rule 42. Permit Fees (Adopted 10/22/68, Revised 8/12/69,

Revised and Renumbered 11/18/69, Renumbered 5/23/72,

Revised 4/17/73, 2/26/74, 3/9/76, 6/14/77, 7/17/78,

11/21/78, 6/19/79, 8/14/79, 9/9/80, 10/14/80, 6/23/81,

9/29/81, 7/1/83, 10/25/83, 11/13/84, 6/3/86, 10/21/86,

5/5/87, 6/14/88, 5/30/89, 2/13/90, 6/19/90, 7/30/91,

5/5/92, 9/15/92, 12/22/92, 5/4/93, 5/10/94)

A. Filing Fee

1. Payment

For each Authority to Construct application, for each

Permit to Operate application, and for each application

to bank emission reduction credits or to certify

emission reductions, an applicant shall pay a Filing

Fee of $400.00.

For each Permit to Operate application for which an

Authority to Construct was required but not obtained,

an applicant shall pay a Filing Fee of $800.00.

For each application to transfer ownership of a Permit

to Operate, an Authority to Construct or an Emission

Reduction Credit, an applicant shall pay a Filing Fee

of $200.00.

An application will not be processed until the required

Filing Fee is paid. The 30 day period within which the

District is required to determine the completeness of

the application, pursuant to Rule 25, shall not

commence until the Filing Fee is paid.

2. Refunds

a. If an application is withdrawn by the applicant,

a portion of the Filing Fee will be refunded

provided that the District receives a written

request for withdrawal within ten (10) working

days of submittal of the application. The amount

of such refund shall be the lesser of:

i. The original amount of the Filing Fee minus

the actual time spent on the application

prior the District's receipt of the written

withdrawal request times the hourly service

rate for an Air Pollution Control Engineer as

approved by the Ventura County Board of

Supervisors, or

ii. $200.00

b. If an application is returned to the applicant

as unacceptable, $200.00 of the Filing Fee will be

refunded.

B. Processing Fees

1. Payment

A permit processing fee may be assessed in addition to

the filing fee. After all provisions for granting the

permit have been complied with, the applicant shall be

notified of the amount of the fee. Non-payment of the

fee within 60 days from the date of personal service or

mailing of said notification will result in

cancellation of the application.

2. Description

a. For Authority to Construct applications, the

processing fee shall consist of equipment fees as

described in the Equipment Fee Schedules. Each

compliance plan submitted pursuant to 40CFR55,

Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations, shall be

treated as an Authority to Construct application

in accordance with this subsection except that

equipment fees shall always be assessed using

Schedule E-18, Hourly Rate.

b. For Permit to Operate applications, the

processing fee shall consist of initial permit

period fees, and any applicable supplemental fees

as described in the Supplemental Fee Schedules.

For new permits, the initial permit period fees

shall be calculated in the same way that renewal

fees are calculated using the fee schedule in

Section H of this Rule. For existing permits, the

initial permit period fees shall be calculated as

an adjustment to the renewal fees for the current

permit period using the fee schedule in effect the

last time the permit was renewed. Initial permit

period fees of less than $50.00 shall be waived.

c. For each Permit to Operate application for which

an Authority to Construct was not obtained, the

processing fee shall consist of equipment fees,

initial permit period fees, and any applicable

supplemental fees.

d. For each Permit to Operate application submitted

for the purpose of requesting a change in

permitted emissions, the processing fee shall

consist of the initial permit period fees and a

hourly fee based on the actual hours spent by

District staff in evaluating the application. The

hourly fee shall be assessed at the hourly service

rate for an Air Pollution Control Engineer as

approved by the Ventura County Board of

Supervisors, times 1.2.

Index of Equipment Fee Schedules






Equipment Type Schedule No.


Fuel Burning Equipment - General

unless specifically included in

another Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-1

Incinerators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-2

Internal Combustion Engines. . . . . . . . . . . . E-3

Dry Cleaners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-4

Degreasers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-5

Surface Coating Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . E-6

Gasoline Transfer and Storage. . . . . . . . . . . E-7

Tanks, other than Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . E-8

Oil Wells. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-9

Abrasive Blasting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-11

Miscellaneous Equipment, if not found elsewhere,

or if Schedule 18 (Hourly Rate) not used . . . . . E-15

Pollution Control Equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . E-16

BACT Determination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-17

Hourly Rate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-18

Major Source Surcharge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-19

Paint Spray Booths

See Surface Coating Operations . . . . . . . . . . (E-6)

Sand Blasting

See Abrasive Blasting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(E-11)

Boilers

See Fuel Burning Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . (E-1)

Equipment Fee Schedules

Schedule E-1

Fuel Burning Equipment Schedule

Any equipment in which fuel is burned, with the exception of

incinerators which are covered in Schedule E-2, and internal

combustion engines which are covered in Schedule E-3, shall be

assessed an equipment fee based upon the maximum design-fuel

consumption rate of the equipment expressed in BTU per hour,

using gross heating values of the fuel, in accordance with the

following:

From To

(MM BTU/HR) (MM BTU/HR) Fee

0.00 9.99 $ 600.00(a)

10.00 19.99 $ 750.00(a)

20.00 49.99 $1,000.00(a)

>50.00 $1,500.00(a)

Where (a) is a fuel factor and is

1.0 for natural gas fired equipment

1.5 for combination gas/fuel oil fired equipment or equipment

with fuel oil as a stand-by fuel

2.0 for residual or distillate fuel oil fired equipment

4.0 for coal fired equipment


Schedule E-2

Incinerator Schedule

Any equipment designed and used primarily to dispose of

combustible refuse by wholly consuming the material charged

leaving only the ashes or residues shall be assessed an Equipment

Fee based on the following schedule of the maximum design charge

rate, in pound per hour, of the equipment.

CHARGE RATE FEE

(in pounds per/hour)

0 - 200 $ 750.00

> 200 $ 1,250.00






Schedule E-3

(Formerly Schedule 6)

Internal Combustion Engine Schedule

Any reciprocating internal combustion engine shall be assessed an

Equipment Fee based on its maximum brake horsepower (BHP) rating

in accordance with the following:




7/94 RULE 42: 4

From To

(BHP) (BHP) Fee

0 499 $ 500.00

500 749 $ 650.00

750 999 $ 800.00

1000 1499 $1,200.00

1500 1999 $1,600.00

>2000 $2,000.00

The Equipment Fee of any internal combustion engine equipped with

an exhaust emission control device shall be determined by

multiplying the calculated equipment fee by 1.2.

Additional identical engines, for which application is made at

the same time, shall be assessed an equipment processing fee of

$350.00 each if not equipped with an exhaust gas emission control

device or $420.00 each if so equipped.


Schedule E-4

(Formerly Schedule 3)

Dry Cleaner Schedule

Any dry cleaning operation using organic solvents shall be

assessed an Equipment Fee of $400.00.

For the purpose of this Equipment Fee Schedule, a dry cleaning

operation shall consist of one dry-to-dry machine or one washer

and one dryer. . . Each additional dry-to-dry machine, washer

or dryer at the same stationary source shall be assessed an

Equipment Fee of $100.00.

Schedule E-5

Degreaser Schedule

Each degreaser shall be assessed an Equipment Fee in accordance

with the following schedule:

a. First Degreaser of a given

Manufacturer and Model Number . . . . . . . . . $600.00

b. Each Additional Degreaser not of the same

Manufacturer and Model Number . . . . . . . . . $300.00

c. Each Additional Degreaser of the same

Manufacturer and Model Number . . . . . . . . . $200.00

Schedule E-6

Surface Coating/Application Processes

Any surface coating or application process with materials

containing reactive organic compounds, and any device used to

heat such coating or application to a temperature or 90oC

(194oF), or more, shall be assessed an Equipment Fee based on the

following schedule:

a. For the first spray booth, application station,

dip tank or other such surface coating or

application process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$1,000.00

b. For each additional spray booth, application

station, dip tank, or other such surface coating or

application process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$500.00

c. For each device used to heat, bake or heat

polymerize any materials containing ROC to a

temperature of 90oC, or more and used in conjunction

with the equipment indicated in a or b, above . . .

$300.00


Schedule E-7

Stationary Container Schedule, Gasoline

Any stationary tank, reservoir, or other container used to store

gasoline shall be assessed an Equipment Fee based on the

following schedule:




a. For the installation of tanks, including Phase I and

Phase II vapor recovery systems:

One tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$300.00

Two or more tanks . . .. . . . . . . . . . .$400.00

b.For the addition of tanks to an existing facility,

including connecting the new tanks to existing vapor

recovery systems:

One tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$300.00

Two or more tanks . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$400.00

c.For the replacement of tanks, when the existing vapor

recovery system is being retained:

One or more tanks . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$300.00

d.For the extension of an existing Phase II vapor

recovery system to accommodate additional dispensers or

nozzles:

One or more tanks . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$300.00

Schedule E-8

Stationary Container Schedule

Crude Oil and Organic Liquids

Any stationary tank, reservoir, or other container used for the

storage or transfer of crude oil or organic liquids, other than

gasoline, shall be assessed an Equipment Fee based on Table E-8-

1.

Table E-8-1

EACH

FIRST ADDITIONAL

DESCRIPTION TANK TANK*

a. Without Vapor Recovery $300.00 $300.00

b. With Flare Type Vapor Recovery$500.00 $250.00

or System Connected to Inlet

of Fuel Burning Equipment

c. With Compressor, Adsorption

or Refrigeration Type

Vapor Recovery $600.00 $300.00

d. With a Floating Roof $750.00 $750.00

*To qualify for the reduced additional tank rate, the

tanks must be covered by the same vapor recovery system

as the first tank, and must be evaluated at the same

time as the first tank.


Schedule E-9

Oil Well Schedule

Each well . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100.00

Maximum Equipment Fee for oil wells

per application . . . . . . . . . . . . $500.00


Schedule E-10

(Reserved)


Schedule E-11

Abrasive Blasting Equipment Schedule

Each abrasive blasting unit shall be assessed an Equipment Fee in

accordance with the following schedule:

a. Abrasive blasting/cleaning cabinets with integral

dust collection equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$300.00

b. Abrasive blasting/cleaning cabinets with external

dust collection equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$400.00

c. Each abrasive blasting unit, consisting of one

internal combustion engine and one pot . . . . ..$750.00

i) Each additional pot added to c, above . . . .$150.00

ii) Each additional internal combustion engine

added

to c, above, shall be assessed an Equipment Fee

according to Schedule E-3.

d. Each abrasive blasting pot . . . . . . . . . . . .$450.00


Schedule E-12

(Reserved)


Schedule E-13

(Reserved)


Schedule E-14

(Reserved)


Schedule E-15

(Formerly Schedule 5)

Miscellaneous Schedule

Any equipment which is not included in one of the other schedules

shall be assessed an Equipment Fee based on the following

schedule unless based on Fee Schedule E-18.

Hazardous Material Emitters . . . . . . $900.00

Reactive Organic Compound or Nitrogen

Oxide Emitters . . . . . . . . . . . . $675.00

All Others . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $450.00


Schedule E-16

Air Pollution Control Equipment


The addition of air pollution control equipment to existing

equipment, or the modification of existing equipment to reduce

emissions shall be assessed an Equipment Fee based upon the

following:

a. Each baghouse dust collection system . . . . . . . . .$350.00

b. Each catalytic control device added to an internal

combustion engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $500.00

c. Modification to an internal combustion engine:

i) Minor modification, including but not limited to fuel

switching, addition of oxygen analyzer, air/fuel ratio

controller, or other activities not involving the

dismantling of the engine . .. . . . . . . . . . $400.00

ii) Major modification involving the dismantling of

the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Schedule E-3

d. Each vapor recovery unit added to crude oil or organic

liquid storage containers . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . $400.00

e. Phase I vapor recovery added to gasoline storage

tanks . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$200.00*

f.Phase II vapor recovery added to gasoline dispensing

equipment . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. $300.00

*This fee shall be waived if the Phase I vapor recovery is

added at the same time that Phase II vapor recovery is added

and an Equipment Fee as provided in Schedule E-16-F is

assessed.

Schedule E-17

(Formerly Schedule 10)

Best Available Control Technology, Emission Offset or Net

Emission Increase Analysis Determination Schedule

Any article, machine, equipment or other contrivance which

requires review and analysis of Best Available Control

Technology, or any application requiring an analysis of emission

offsets or net emission increase, shall be assessed a fee based

on the actual time expended in the review and analysis at the

hourly service rate for an Air Pollution Control Engineer as

approved by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. This fee

shall be in addition to other fees required by Schedules E-1

through E-16 of this Rule. If the amount of this fee is expected

to exceed one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500), the

District will, when the application is determined complete,

provide the applicant with an estimate of the amount of the fee.


Schedule E-18

Hourly Rate

a. An applicant may request that the Equipment Fee be based

on the actual hours spent by District staff in evaluating

the application and verification of equipment compliance.

This fee shall be assessed at the hourly service rate for an

Air Pollution Control Engineer as approved by the Ventura

County Board of Supervisors. This option must be selected

when the application is submitted.

b. Within 30 days of receipt of an application, the APCO may

notify the applicant that, due to the complexity of the

application, the Equipment Fees shall be based on the actual

hours spent by District staff in evaluating the application,

and verifying equipment compliance. This fee shall be

assessed at the hourly service rate for an Air Pollution

Control Engineer as approved by the Ventura County Board of

Supervisors. If the amount of this fee is expected to

exceed one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500), the

District will, when the application is determined complete,

provide the applicant with an estimate of the amount of the

fee.

c. Fees for additional, identical equipment (including

installation, controls, use, and operating schedules),

unless included in the specific schedules, shall be based on

Schedule E-15, or on the actual hours spent by District

staff, whichever is less.

d. The number of hours used to calculate processing fees

assessed pursuant to a, b, or c of this subsection shall be

1.2 times the sum of:

i) The number of hours spent by the Permit Engineer

assigned to the application (does not include Permit

Coordinator)

ii) The number of hours in excess of 0.5 spent by the

Manager of the Engineering Section


Schedule E-19

Major Source Surcharge

Each application for a new major source, a modification to an

existing major source, or a modification to an existing source

which results in that source becoming a major source shall be

assessed a surcharge of 0.2 times the fees calculated by use of

the Equipment Fee Schedules. This surcharge shall not exceed

$500.00.

Supplemental Fee Schedules


Schedule S-1

Source Test Schedule

Each source test required before the issuance of a Permit to

Operate shall be assessed a fee of $600.00.


Schedule S-2

Call-back Schedule

Each stationary source for which an appointment is kept by

District staff for a source test or a pre-permit inspection, and

the source test or inspection can not be performed due to

conditions beyond the control of District staff shall be assessed

a call-back fee of $100.00 for each visit which does not result

in a source test or inspection.


Schedule S-3

Pressure Drop Test Schedule

Any stationary source at which a pressure-drop test is required

shall be assessed a surcharge of $150.00, if not assessed at the

time the Authority to Construct was issued.


3. Refunds

No refunds of Permit Processing Fees shall be made for

equipment changed or not installed after an Authority

to Construct or Permit to Operate is issued.

C. Projects Requiring a Deposit

1. Payment

For each Authority to Construct application submitted

for a project as defined below, and for each Permit to

Operate application submitted for such project for

which no Authority to Construct is required, an

applicant shall pay a deposit of two thousand dollars

($2,000.00) at the time the application is submitted.

Such deposit shall be in addition to the filing fee

required in part A. of this Rule. This deposit shall

be applied toward the permit processing fee. If the

fee is larger than the deposit, the difference shall be

paid to the District prior to the issuance of the

Authority to Construct, or prior to the issuance of the

Permit to Operate if no Authority to Construct is

required. If the fee is less than the deposit, the

difference shall be returned to the applicant.

The deposit described above shall be required for the

following projects:

a. Any cogeneration project

b. Any resource recovery project

c. Any project involving the land disposal of

reactive organic compounds.

d. Any project involving the disposal, by

incineration, or other thermal process, of

hazardous, toxic, or infectious wastes.

e. Any project which is expected to emit 25 tons,

or more, per year of any pollutant, or which is

expected to increase the emissions of any

pollutant from an existing facility by 25 tons, or

more, per year.

f. Any project for which the evaluation is expected

to take 25 hours or more.

g. Any project for which it is expected that the

permit processing fees will be $2,500 or more.

2. Refunds

Notwithstanding any other provision, the withdrawal, by

the applicant, of an application which has been

accompanied by a deposit shall result in a refund of

the unused portion, if any, of said deposit. The

portion not refunded will be retained by the District

and will be based on the calculation procedures

described in subsection d of Schedule E-18 of this

Rule. This time shall be assessed at the hourly

service rate for an Air Pollution Control Engineer as

approved by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors.

D. Air Quality Impact or Health Risk Assessment Review Fee

Applicants for an Authority to Construct or a Permit to

Operate which requires evaluation under Rule 26.6 or which

requires evaluation of a health risk assessment shall, in

addition to the applicable filing and permit processing

fees, pay a fee equal to the hourly service rate for an Air

Pollution Control Engineer as approved by the Ventura County

Board of Supervisors for the actual hours spent reviewing

the air quality impact analysis or the health risk

assessment. If the amount of this fee is expected to exceed

one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500), the District

will, when the application is determined complete, provide

the applicant with an estimate of the amount of the fee.

The fee shall be payable prior to permit issuance.

E. Permit Modification Fee

A person seeking the modification of a Permit to Operate

shall pay a fee based on Section B of this Rule for any new

equipment, and 25 percent of the fees shown in Section B of

this Rule for any existing equipment on that permit which

requires reevaluation because of the modification.

F. Failure to Obtain Authority to Construct

A person applying for a Permit to Operate for an article,

machine, equipment or other contrivance for which an

Authority to Construct was required but not obtained or for

which a Permit to Operate had been required for more than

one year shall pay a penalty fee equal to the equipment fees

as described in the Equipment Fee Schedules. The penalty

fee shall be waived if the Permit to Operate application is

submitted voluntarily within 180 days after a change of

ownership.

G. Revisions to Applications

In the event an applicant requests that an application be

revised, prior to final action being taken on the

application by the District, the APCO may, upon his own

motion, elect to take one of the following actions:

1. Accept the revision to the application for evaluation

with the current application.

2. Not accept the revision for evaluation with the

current application, and request that the applicant

withdraw the initial application and submit a new

application which would include the revision.

3. Not accept the revision for evaluation with the

current application, and request that the applicant

submit an additional application which would address

the revision.

In any of the instances above, the applicant shall be

assessed a processing fee for the additional time expended

resulting from the application revision. The processing fee

shall be assessed at the hourly service rate for an Air

Pollution Control Engineer as approved by the Ventura County

Board of Supervisors, and the actual time spent by District

staff times 1.2.

H. Renewal Fee

Prior to renewal pursuant to Rule 30, the permittee shall

pay a renewal fee based on the permitted emissions

calculated pursuant to Rule 29.

A permittee may pay a renewal fee based on the emissions

which are projected to occur during the renewal period,

provided that the projected emissions are less than the

permitted emissions calculated pursuant to Rule 29. The

permittee shall submit the projected emissions and any other

information required to validate the projections to the Air

Pollution Control Officer at least 90 days before the permit

expiration date. The permittee shall pay an additional

$500.00 processing fee to cover the cost of District staff

reviewing the submitted projected emissions information.

If the permittee's actual emissions exceed the projected

emissions during the renewal period, the permittee shall pay

the additional permit renewal fees, and a $500.00 processing

fee, within 60 days after the initial date of the next

renewal period. The processing fee will cover the cost of

District staff reviewing the projected emissions information

and the actual emissions data.

Hourly carbon monoxide (CO) emissions occurring solely as a

result of rocket motor testing are exempt from annual permit

renewal fees.

The renewal fee shall be based on the following schedule:

Air Contaminant Dollars per Ton/Yr Dollars per Lb/Hr

Reactive Organic

Compound Emissions $43.00 + $43.00

Nitrogen Oxides

Emissions $43.00 + $43.00

Particulate

Emissions $32.25 + $32.25

Sulfur Dioxide

Emissions $21.50 + $21.50

Carbon Monoxide

Emissions $ 4.30 + $ 4.30

Other Pollutants $32.25 + $32.25

However, the permit renewal fee shall not be less than that

minimum renewal fee which would be determined by the

following schedule.

The minimum permit renewal fee shall be determined based on

that one pollutant, except carbon monoxide, which has the

largest annual (tons/year) permitted emissions.

Permitted Emissions Minimum Renewal Fee

Less than 5 tons/year $ 250

Less than 10 tons/year $ 500

Less than 15 tons/year $ 750

Less than 20 tons/year $1000

Less than 25 tons/year $2000

Equal to or more than

25 tons/year $5000

The renewal fee due date shall be the permit expiration date

or sixty days after the mailing of the notice of renewal fee

due, whichever is later. If the renewal fee is not received

by the due date the Permit to Operate will be void on that

date.

A person requesting reinstatement of a Permit to Operate

which has been voided due to nonpayment of the renewal fee,

shall pay the renewal fee plus the penalties prescribed

below.

If a written request for reinstatement is received during

the first 10 calendar days after the receipt of the

certified notice that the permit is void the permittee shall

pay only the renewal fee. If a written request is not

received during the first 10 days after the receipt of the

certified notice that the permit is void the permittee shall

pay the renewal fee plus a penalty in the amount of thirty

percent (30%) of the original renewal fee.

Beginning 31 days after the due date an additional penalty

in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the original renewal

fee shall be imposed for each 30 day period, or portion

thereof, between the due date and the filing date of the

request for reinstatement.

I. Duplicate Permit Fee

A request for a duplicate Permit to Operate shall be made in

writing to the Air Pollution Control Officer within ten (10)

days after the destruction, loss, or defacement of a permit.

The fee for issuance of a duplicate permit shall be $50.00.

J. Atmospheric Acidity Protection Program Fee

Any person holding a Permit to Operate with actual emissions

of either nitrogen oxides or sulfur oxides equal to or

exceeding 500 tons per year during any calendar year shall

pay an Atmospheric Acidity Protection Program fee. The fee

shall be assessed each fiscal year based on the actual

emissions from the permitted facility. Both the fee and the

calendar year on which the fee is based shall be determined

by the California Air Resources Board. The amount of the

fee shall be calculated using the following formula:

Fee Amount = E x (AAPP Fee Rate) + District

Administrative Fee

Where:

"E": Total actual emissions of nitrogen oxides and

sulfur oxides, expressed as tons per year of nitrogen

dioxide and sulfur dioxide, respectively, from the

permitted facility during the calendar year, as

determined by the Air Pollution Control Officer.

"AAPP Fee Rate": A fee rate (dollar/ton per year),

determined by the California Air Resources Board.

In calculating the fee amount, the actual emissions of

either nitrogen oxides or sulfur oxides, if occurring

in an amount of less than 500 tons per year, shall not

be counted.

"District Administrative Fee": To cover the cost

incurred by the District in administrating this

program, an administrative fee shall be assessed for

five hours of staff time based on the hourly service

rate for an Air Pollution Engineer as approved by the

Ventura County Board of Supervisors.

If the Atmospheric Acidity Protection Program fee is not

paid within 60 days after certified notice of the amount of

fee due has been mailed to the permit holder, the District

will initiate action to revoke the permit.

K. California Clean Air Act Fee

Any person holding a Permit to Operate with actual emissions

of nitrogen oxides, reactive organic compounds, particulate

matter (PM-10), or sulfur oxides equal to or exceeding 500

tons per year during any calendar year shall pay a

California Clean Air Act fee. The fee shall be assessed

each fiscal year based on the actual emissions from the

permitted facility. Both the fee and the calendar year on

which the fee is based shall be determined by the California

Air Resources Board. The amount of the fee shall be

calculated using the following formula:

Fee Amount = E x (CCAA Fee Rate) + District

Administrative Fee

Where:

"E": Total actual emissions of nitrogen oxides,

reactive organic compounds, particular matter (PM-10),

and sulfur oxides expressed as tons per year of

nitrogen dioxide, reactive organic compounds,

particulate matter (PM-10), and sulfur dioxide

respectively, from the permitted facility during the

calendar year, as determined by the Air Pollution

Control Officer.

"CCAA Fee Rate": A fee rate (dollar/ton per year), set

by the California Air Resources Board.

In calculating the fee amount, the actual emissions of

nitrogen oxides, reactive organic compounds,

particulate matter (PM-10), or sulfur oxides if

occurring in an amount of less than 500 tons per year,

shall not be counted.

"District Administrative Fee": To cover the cost

incurred by the District in administrating this

program, an administrative fee shall be assessed for

five hours of staff time based on the hourly service

rate for an Air Pollution Engineer as approved by the

Ventura County Board of Supervisors.

The due date for the California Clean Air Act fee shall be

60 days after the certified notice of the amount of fee due

has been mailed to the permit holder. If the fee is not

paid by the due date, the District will initiate action to

revoke the permit and the permittee shall pay a late fee in

the amount of ten percent (10%) of the California Clean Air

Act fee. Beginning 31 days after the original due date an

additional late fee in the amount of ten percent (10%) of

the California Clean Air Act fee shall be assessed for each

30 day period, or portion thereof, between the due date and

the date on which payment is received by the District.

L. Rule 59 Meteorological Support Fee (Repealed 9/15/92)

M. Air Toxics "Hot Spots" Program Fees

1. Applicability

Section M of this rule shall apply to any stationary

source which commenced operation prior to January 1 of

the fiscal year for which the fees pursuant to Section

M of this rule are being assessed, and:

a. Manufactures, formulates, uses or releases any

listed substance or any other substance which

reacts to form any listed substance, and emits 10

tons per year (ton/yr) or greater of any criteria

pollutant, or

b. Manufactures, formulates, uses or releases any

listed substance or any other substance which

reacts to form any listed substance and emits less

than 10 ton/yr of each criteria pollutant and is

included in any class listed in Appendix E to

Sections 93300 through 93355 of Title 17 of the

California Code of Regulations (Criteria and

Guidelines Regulation).

2. Assessment of Fees

a. The operator of each stationary source that is

subject to the provisions of Subsection M.1 shall

pay an annual fee based on the actual emissions of

compounds listed in Appendix A-1 (Substances For

Which Emissions Must Be Quantified) to Sections

93300 through 93355 of the Criteria and Guidelines

Regulation as contained in the approved emissions

inventory report for the designated inventory

year. The annual fees shall be $0.37 for each

pound per year of reported emissions except that

the minimum amount of the fee shall be $120 and

the maximum shall be $25,000.

The operator of each stationary source that is

subject to the provisions of Subsection M.1 and

for which an approved emissions inventory report

does not exist shall pay a fee of $120.

b. In addition to the fees listed in Subsection

M.2.a, the operator of any facility that is

designated high priority pursuant to California

Health and Safety Code Section 44360(a) shall pay

an additional fee of $500. This fee shall be

assessed for each fiscal year in which the

District performs a priority designation for the

facility. This fee shall be assessed, even if, on

the basis of updated emissions or other data, the

facility is not ultimately required to perform a

health risk assessment.

c. In addition to the fees listed in Subsections

M.2.a and M.2.b, the operator of any facility that

is required to perform a health risk assessment

pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section

44360(b) shall pay an additional fee of $4,500.00.

This fee shall be assessed for each fiscal year in

which the facility is required to submit a health

risk assessment to the District. This fee shall

not be assessed if the submittal is a revised

health risk assessment that is being resubmitted

pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section

44362(a).

d. In addition to the fees listed in Subsections

M.2.a, M.2.b and M.2.c, the operator of any

facility required to provide notice regarding the

results of the health risk assessment pursuant to

California Health and Safety Code Section 44362(b)

shall pay an additional fee of $5,000.00. This

fee shall be assessed for each fiscal year in

which the District notifies the operator of the

facility of the requirement to provide notice

regarding the results of the health risk

assessment.

e. In addition to any other fees assessed pursuant

to Section M of this rule, the operator of any

facility for which the District modifies a health

risk assessment pursuant to Health and Safety Code

Section 44362(a) (Revision of a Health Risk

Assessment Which Was Not Revised and Resubmitted

Within 60 Days of the District's Request of the

Operator To Do So), shall be assessed a fee based

on the actual time expended in the modification of

the health risk assessment at the hourly service

rate for an Air Pollution Control Engineer as

approved by the Ventura County Board of

Supervisors. This fee shall be assessed for the

fiscal year in which the facility's health risk

assessment, which was modified pursuant to Health

and Safety Code Section 44362(a), is approved in

writing by the District.

3. Billing

The District shall notify and assess the operator of

each stationary source subject to Section M of this

rule in writing of the fee due. The operator shall

remit the fee to the District within 60 days after the

receipt of the fee assessment notice.

4. Penalties

Fees not paid within 60 days after the receipt of the

fee assessment notice will be considered past due. If

an operator fails to pay the fee within 60 days of this

notice, the District shall assess a penalty of 100

percent of the assessed fee, except that the amount of

the penalty shall not exceed $500.00. If an operator

fails to pay the fee within 120 days after receipt of

the fee assessment notice, the District may initiate

permit revocation proceedings. If any permit is

revoked, it shall be reinstated only upon full payment

of the overdue fee plus any late penalty, and a

reinstatement fee of $60.00 to cover administrative

costs of reinstating the permit.

5. Exemptions

a. Any stationary source meeting the criteria of

Subsection M.1.b. which has been notified in

writing that the District will perform an

industrywide inventory that includes such source,

and which previously paid fees to cover the costs

of the Air Toxics "Hot Spots" Program is not

subject to Section M of this rule.

b. Any stationary source meeting the criteria of

Subsection M.1.b which was required only to

complete a use and production survey (stationary

sources listed in Appendix E-II of the Criteria

and Guidelines Regulation) and which previously

paid fees to cover the costs of the Air Toxics

"Hot Spots" Program is not subject to Section M of

this rule.

c. Any stationary source exempted by Health and

Safety Code Section 44324 (Pesticidal Use) is not

subject to Section M of this rule.

d. Any stationary source that meets the criteria of

Section 93305.5 (Facilities whose Emissions

Decrease Below 10 Tons Per Year of Criteria

Pollutants) or Section 93309(a) (Facilities

Emitting Less Than 10 Tons Per Year of Criteria

Pollutants and No Longer Falling Within an "Any

SIC" Class Description Listed in Appendix E-1) of

the Criteria and Guidelines Regulation is not

subject to Section M of this rule.

e. Any stationary source that paid a health risk

assessment fee that was assessed during fiscal

year 1992/1993 shall be exempt from the provisions

of Subsection M.2.c until July 1, 1994.

6. Definitions

a. "Approved Emissions Inventory Report": The

emission inventory report submitted to the

District pursuant to California Health and Safety

Code Section 44341 or Section 93308(b) or Section

93305 of the Criteria and Guidelines Regulation,

or updates to such reports submitted to the

District pursuant to California Health and Safety

Code Section 44344 that has been approved in

writing by the District.

b. "Criteria Pollutant": total organic gases,

particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, or sulfur

oxides.

c. "Designated Inventory Year": The calendar year

of the most recent approved emission inventory

report as of February 15 of the fiscal year for

which the fees pursuant to Section M of this rule

are being assessed.

d. "Fiscal Year": Any period of 12 consecutive

calendar months starting on July 1 and ending on

June 30.

e. "Listed Substance": Any substance listed by the

State Air Resources Board pursuant to Health and

Safety Code Section 44321 and contained in

Appendix A-1 or A-II to Sections 93300 through

93355 of the Criteria and Guidelines Regulation.

f. "Total Organic Gases (TOG)": All gases

containing carbon, except carbon monoxide, carbon

dioxide, carbonic acid, metallic carbides or