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15A NCAC 02Q .0203 PERMIT AND APPLICATION FEES



(a) The owner or operator of any facility holding a permit shall pay the following permit fees:



ANNUAL PERMIT FEES



Tonnage Factor $22.50 upon Rule effective date; $25.00 on 01/01/2009; $27.50 on 01/01/2010; $30.00 on 01/01/2011 and thereafter. Basic Permit Fee $6,500



Facility Category



Title V



Nonattainment Area Added Fee $3,500



Synthetic Minor Small Transportation General $1,500 $250 $0 50% of the otherwise applicable fee



A facility, other than a Title V facility, which has been in compliance is eligible for a 25 percent discount from the annual permit fees as described in Paragraph (a) of Rule .0205 of this Section. Annual permit fees for Title V facilities shall be adjusted for inflation as described in Rule .0204 of this Section. Annual permit fees for Title V facilities consist of the sum of the applicable fee elements. (b) In addition to the annual permit fee, a permit applicant shall pay a non-refundable permit application fee as follows:



PERMIT APPLICATION FEES (FEES FOR CALENDAR YEAR 1994)



New or Modification



New or Significant Modification $7200 Minor Modification $700



Facility Category



Title V Title V (PSD or NSR/NAA) Title V (PSD and NSR/NAA) Synthetic Minor Small Transportation General



$10900 21200 400 50 400 50% of the otherwise applicable fee



Ownership Change $50 50 50 50 25 50 25



Permit application fees for Title V facilities shall be adjusted for inflation as described in Rule .0204 of this Section. (c) If a facility, other than a general facility, belongs to more than one facility category, the fees shall be those of the applicable category with the highest fees. If a permit application belongs to more than one type of application, the fee shall be that of the applicable permit application type with the highest fee. (d) The tonnage factor fee shall be applicable only to Title V facilities. It shall be computed by multiplying the tonnage factor indicated in the table in Paragraph (a) of this Rule by the facility's combined total actual emissions of all regulated air pollutants, rounded to the nearest ton, contained in the latest emissions inventory that has been completed by the Division. The calculation shall not include:



(1) (2) (3) (4) carbon monoxide; any pollutant that is regulated solely because it is a Class I or II substance listed under Section 602 of the federal Clean Air Act (ozone depletors); any pollutant that is regulated solely because it is subject to a regulation or standard under Section 112(r) of the federal Clean Air Act (accidental releases); and the amount of actual emissions of each pollutant that exceeds 4,000 tons per year.





Even though a pollutant may be classified in more than one pollutant category, the amount of pollutant emitted shall be counted only once for tonnage factor fee purposes and in a pollutant category chosen by the permittee. If a facility has more than one permit, the tonnage factor fee for the facility's combined total actual emissions as described in this Paragraph shall be paid only on the permit whose anniversary date first occurs on or after July 1. (e) The nonattainment area added fee shall be applicable only to Title V facilities required to comply with 15A NCAC 02D .0531, 15A NCAC 02D .0900 (Volatile Organic Compounds), or 15A NCAC 02D .1400 (Nitrogen Oxides) and either:



(1) (2)



are in a area designated in 40 CFR 81.334 as nonattainment, or are covered by a nonattainment or maintenance State Implementation Plan submitted for approval or approved as part of 40 CFR Part 52, Subpart II.



(f) A Title V (PSD or NSR/NAA) facility is a facility whose application is subject to review under 15A NCAC 02D .0530 (Prevention of Significant Deterioration) or 15A NCAC 02D .0531 (Sources in Nonattainment Areas). (g) A Title V (PSD and NSR/NAA) facility is a facility whose application is subject to review under 15A NCAC 02D .0530 (Prevention of Significant Deterioration) and 15A NCAC 02D .0531 (Sources in Nonattainment Areas). (h) Minor modification permit applications that are group processed require the payment of only one permit application fee per facility included in the group. (i) No permit application fee is required for renewal of an existing permit, for changes to an unexpired permit when the only reason for the changes is initiated by the Director or the Commission, for a name change with no ownership change, for a change under Rule .0523 (Changes Not Requiring Permit Revisions) of this Subchapter, or for a construction date change, a test date change, a reporting procedure change, or a similar change. (j) The permit application fee paid for modifications under 15A NCAC 02Q .0400, Acid Rain Procedures, shall be the fee for the same modification if it were under 15A NCAC 02D .0500, Title V Procedures. (k) An applicant who files permit applications pursuant to Rule .0504 of this Subchapter shall pay an application fee as would be determined by the application fee for the permit required under Section .0500 of this Subchapter; this fee will cover both applications provided that the second application covers only what is covered under the first application. If permit terms or conditions in an existing or future permit issued under Section .0500 of this Subchapter will be established or modified by an application for a modification and if these terms or conditions are enforceable by the Division only, then the applicant shall pay the fee under the column entitled "02Q .0300 Only or Minor Modification" in the table in Paragraph (b) of this Rule.



History Note:



Authority G.S. 143-215.3(a)(1),(1a),(1b),(1d); 150B-21.6; Temporary Rule Eff. March 8, 1994 for a period of 180 days or until the permanent rule is effective, whichever is sooner. Eff. July 1, 1994; Amended Eff. March 1, 2008; April 1, 2004; April 1, 2001; July 1, 1996.






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