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Fee Schedules

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Schedule Number Schedule Title Efective Date Document
1 ELECTRIC MOTOR HORSEPOWER 1/1/2018 PDF
2 FUEL BURNING EQUIPMENT 1/1/2018 PDF
3 ELECTRICAL ENERGY 1/1/2018 PDF
4 STATIONARY CONTAINER 1/1/2018 PDF
5 GASOLINE DISPENSING EQUIPMENT 1/1/2018 PDF
6 GEOTHERMAL 1/1/2018 PDF
7 INCINERATORS 1/1/2018 PDF
8 APPLICATION OF MATERIAL CONTAINING ORGANIC SOLVENTS 1/1/2018 PDF
9 MISCELLANEOUS 1/1/2018 PDF
10 CREMATORIES AND PATHOLOGICAL INCINERATORS 1/1/2018 PDF
11 MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILLS 1/1/2018 PDF

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SCHEDULE 1 - ELECTRIC MOTOR HORSEPOWER SCHEDULE

Any equipment which may cause the emission of air contaminants where an electric motor is used as the power supply shall be assessed a permit fee based on the total rated motor horsepower of all electric motors included in any article, machine equipment or other contrivance.  Beginning in the year 2005, this permit fee shall increase at the rate of fourteen percent (14%). Beginning January 1, 2006, this permit fee will be adjusted annually by multiplying the base permit fee for the previous year by the average percentage rate for the month of August of the previous year (rounded to the nearest half dollar) which is derived by a fraction, the numerator of which is the Revised Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers as published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics for All Consumers for the Rural Service Area #7 statistical area (All Items, Base 1982-84 = 100), (the "CPI"), and the denominator of which is the CPI for the same calendar month of the prior year.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event shall the permit fee be decreased and in no event shall any increase exceed 4% per annum, without formal action by the Air Pollution Control District Board. Permit fees shall be paid in accordance with the following schedule: 

HORSEPOWER FEE Year 2017 Year 2018
Up to and including 25 $264.50 $269.50
Greater than 25 but less than 50 $441.50 $450.00
50 or greater but less than 100 $875.50 $892.00
100 or greater but less than 200 $1,316.50 $1,341.50
200 or greater but less than 400 $1,750.50 $1,784.00
400 or greater but less than 800 $2,631.50 $2,681.50
800 or greater but less than 1,600 $3,507.00 $3,573.50
1,600 or greater $4,381.00 $4,464.00

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SCHEDULE 2 - FUEL BURNING EQUIPMENT SCHEDULE

Any equipment which may cause the emission of air contaminants in which fuel is burned shall be assessed a permit fee based upon the design fuel consumption of the equipment expressed in British Thermal Units (BTU) per hour, the gross heating value of the fuel.  Beginning in the year 2005, this permit fee shall increase at the rate of fourteen percent (14%). Beginning January 1, 2006, this permit fee will be adjusted annually by multiplying the base permit fee for the previous year by the average percentage rate for the month of August of the previous year (rounded to the nearest half dollar) which is derived by a fraction, the numerator of which is the Revised Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers as published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics for All Consumers for the Rural Service Area #7 statistical area (All Items, Base 1982-84 = 100), (the "CPI"), and the denominator of which is the CPI for the same calendar month of the prior year.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event shall the permit fee be decreased and in no event shall any increase exceed 4% per annum, without formal action by the Air Pollution Control District Board.  Permit fees shall be paid in accordance with the following schedule:

1000 BRITISH THERMAL UNITS PER HOUR Year 2017 Year 2018
Up to and including 150 $264.50 $269.50
Greater than 150 but less than 400 $441.50 $450.50
400 or greater but less than 650 $875.50 $892.00
650 or greater but less than 1,500 $1,316.50 $1,341.50
1,500 or greater but less than 2,500 $1,750.50 $1,784.00
2,500 or greater but less than 5,000 $2,631.50 $2,681.50
5,000 or greater but less than 15,000 $3,507.00 $3,573.50
15,000 or greater $4,381.00 $4,464.00

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SCHEDULE 3 - ELECTRICAL ENERGY SCHEDULE

Any equipment which may cause the emission of air contaminants and which uses electrical energy, with the exception of electric motors covered in Schedule 1, shall be assessed a permit fee based on the total kilovolt ampere (KVA) ratings.  Beginning in the year 2005, this permit fee shall increase at the rate of fourteen percent (14%).  Beginning January 1, 2006, this permit fee will be adjusted annually by multiplying the base permit fee for the previous year by the average percentage rate for the month of August of the previous year (rounded to the nearest half dollar) which is derived by a fraction, the numerator of which is the Revised Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers as published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics for All Consumers for the Rural Service Area #7 statistical area (All Items, Base 1982-84 = 100), (the "CPI"), and the denominator of which is the CPI for the same calendar month of the prior year.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event shall the permit fee be decreased and in no event shall any increase exceed 4% per annum, without formal action by the Air Pollution Control District Board. This permit fee shall be paid in accordance with the following schedule:

KILOVOLT AMPERES Year 2017 Year 2018
Up to and including 45 $264.50 $269.50
45 or greater but less than 145 $441.50 $450.00
145 or greater but less than 450 $875.50 $892.00
450 or greater but less than 1,450 $1,316.50 $1,341.50
1,450 or greater but less than 4,500 $1,750.50 $1,784.00
4,500 or greater but less than 14,500 $2,631.50 $2,681.50
14,500 or greater $3,507.00 $3,573.00

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SCHEDULE 4 - STATIONARY CONTAINER SCHEDULE

Any stationary tank, reservoir, or other container, with the exception of stationary storage tanks covered by Schedule 5 herein, shall be assessed a permit fee.  Beginning in the year 2005, this permit fee shall increase at the rate of fourteen percent (14%). Beginning January 1, 2006, this permit fee will be adjusted annually by multiplying the base permit fee for the previous year by the average percentage rate for the month of August of the previous year (rounded to the nearest half dollar) which is derived by a fraction, the numerator of which is the Revised Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers as published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics for All Consumers for the Rural Service Area #7 statistical area (All Items, Base 1982-84 = 100), (the "CPI"), and the denominator of which is the CPI for the same calendar month of the prior year.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event shall the permit fee be decreased and in no event shall any increase exceed 4% per annum, without formal action by the Air Pollution Control District Board. This permit fee shall be based on the following schedule of capacities in gallons or cubic equivalent:

GALLONS FEE Year 2016 Year 2017
Up to and including 5,000 $177.00 $180.50
Greater than 5,000 but less than 20,000 $306.00 $312.00
20,000 or greater but less than 50,000 $655.00 $667.50
50,000 or greater but less than 100,000 $1,316.50 $1,341.50
100,000 or greater but less than 500,000 $1,750.50 $1,784.00
500,000 or greater but less than 1,000,000 $2,631.50 $2,681.50
1,000,000 or greater $3,507.00 $3,573.00

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SCHEDULE 5 - GASOLINE DISPENSING EQUIPMENT

Any gasoline equipment, except bulk terminals which are subject to Schedule 4, at a single retail location, including stationary gasoline storage tanks, dispensers, and vapor recovery systems where required, shall be assessed a permit fee. Beginning in the year 2005, this permit fee shall increase at the rate of fourteen percent (14%). Beginning January 1, 2006, this permit fee will be adjusted annually by multiplying the base permit fee for the previous year by the average percentage rate for the month of August of the previous year (rounded to the nearest half dollar) which is derived by a fraction, the numerator of which is the Revised Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers as published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics for All Consumers for the Rural Service Area #7 statistical area (All Items, Base 1982-84 = 100), (the "CPI"), and the denominator of which is the CPI for the same calendar month of the prior year.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event shall the permit fee be decreased and in no event shall any increase exceed 4% per annum, without formal action by the Air Pollution Control District Board.  This permit fee shall be paid according to the following schedule:

Year 2017 Year 2018
$388.00 plus $395.50 plus
$76.00 per nozzle $77.50 per nozzle

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SCHEDULE 6 - GEOTHERMAL SCHEDULE

Beginning in the year 2005, permit fees pursuant to this schedule shall increase at the rate of fourteen percent (14%). Beginning January 1, 2006, this permit fee will be adjusted annually by multiplying the base permit fee for the previous year by the average percentage rate for the month of August of the previous year (rounded to the nearest half dollar) which is derived by a fraction, the numerator of which is the Revised Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers as published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics for All Consumers for the Rural Service Area #7 statistical area (All Items, Base 1982-84 = 100), (the "CPI"), and the denominator of which is the CPI for the same calendar month of the prior year.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event shall the permit fee be decreased and in no event shall any increase exceed 4% per annum, without formal action by the Air Pollution Control District Board. Permit fees shall be paid in accordance with the following schedule:

Year 2017 Year 2018
Geothermal Exploratory or Test Wells (per well) $219.50 $223.50

For exploratory or other geothermal wells, not drilled or operating in connection with a utilization project, a separate permit shall be required for each well.  Such wells may be tested or operated during the year drilled under an Authority to Construct permit. A Permit to Operate shall be obtained for each subsequent year that the well is maintained (i.e. not properly abandoned pursuant to the Division of Oil and Gas requirements). A geothermal well with activity in excess of ninety days per year shall be considered a production facility and pay fees based on that schedule.

Geothermal Resource Production/Utilization Facility
Year 2017 Year 2018
$609.50 per MW $621.00 per MW
for the first year for the first year
$304.50 per MW $310.00 per MW
for each subsequent year for each subsequent year

Where the facility will generate electricity, the net maximum permitted megawatt production shall be used.  Where direct heat utilization, mineral, or other resource production is involved, the Air Pollution Control Officer shall determine a megawatt equivalency based upon comparable geothermal fluid production.

Where different portions of a geothermal project (such as well field, brine handling, and electricity generation, for example), are permitted separately to different operators, the total fee shall not exceed that cited above.  The Air Pollution Control Officer, after consultation with the affected permittees, shall apportion the fee among the separate operators considering the following factors:  estimated actual and potential emissions, estimated hazard of emissions, and extent of inspection and monitoring required.

An applicant or permittee for a permit assigned such apportioned fee may request a hearing pursuant to the Hearing Board Procedures of the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District.  The Hearing Board may reapportion the fee among the affected permittees, but not increase or decrease the total fee.

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SCHEDULE 7 - INCINERATORS

Beginning in the year 2005, this permit fee shall increase at the rate of fourteen percent (14%).  Beginning January 1, 2006, this permit fee will be adjusted annually by multiplying the base permit fee for the previous year by the average percentage rate for the month of August of the previous year (rounded to the nearest half dollar) which is derived by a fraction, the numerator of which is the Revised Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers as published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics for All Consumers for the Rural Service Area #7 statistical area (All Items, Base 1982-84 = 100), (the "CPI"), and the denominator of which is the CPI for the same calendar month of the prior year.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event shall the permit fee be decreased and in no event shall any increase exceed 4% per annum, without formal action by the Air Pollution Control District Board. Permit fees shall be paid in accordance with the following schedule:

Year 2017 Year 2018
Incinerators used a maximum of four hours per day (per square foot*) $182.50 $186.00
Other incinerators (per square foot*) $305.00 $311.00

* Based on maximum horizontal cross sectional area of largest combustion chamber.

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SCHEDULE 8 - APPLICATION OF MATERIAL CONTAINING ORGANIC SOLVENTS

This schedule includes the application of coatings, adhesives, and other material containing volatile organic compounds.  Beginning in the year 2005, this permit fee shall increase at the rate of fourteen percent (14%).  Beginning January 1, 2006, this permit fee will be adjusted annually by multiplying the base permit fee for the previous year by the average percentage rate for the month of August of the previous year (rounded to the nearest half dollar) which is derived by a fraction, the numerator of which is the Revised Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers as published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics for All Consumers for the Rural Service Area #7 statistical area (All Items, Base 1982-84 = 100), (the "CPI"), and the denominator of which is the CPI for the same calendar month of the prior year.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event shall the permit fee be decreased and in no event shall any increase exceed 4% per annum, without formal action by the Air Pollution Control District Board.  Permit fees shall be paid in accordance with the following schedule:

A. INDUSTRIAL MATERIAL APPLICATIONS AND MANUFACTURING

Includes application stations for coatings such as paint spraying and dip tanks, printing, adhesives and manufacturing products with materials which contain volatile organic compounds etc., where no more than on material is applied at any given time.

Year 2017 Year 2018
A.1 Each surface coating application station without control equipment and not covered by other fee schedules $650.00 $662.50
A.2 Each fiberglass, plastic or foam product application station $ 1,149.00 $ 1,171.00
A.3 Each surface coating application station requiring control equipment $1,742.00 $1,775.00

B. AUTOMOTIVE PAINTING

Year 2017 Year 2018
B.1 Each facility applying 5 gallons or less of coating materials (as applied or sprayed) per day $391.50 $399.00
B.2 Each facility applying more than 5 gallons of coating material (as applied or sprayed) per day $709.00 $722.50

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SCHEDULE 9 - MISCELLANEOUS SCHEDULE

Any article, machine, equipment or other contrivance which may cause the issuance of air contaminants as defined in Rule 101 of these Rules and Regulations, which is not included in the preceding schedules, shall be assessed a permit fee of $186.00 for the year 2018.  Beginning January 1, 2006, this permit fee will be adjusted annually by multiplying the base permit fee for the previous year by the average percentage rate for the month of August of the previous year (rounded to the nearest half dollar) which is derived by a fraction, the numerator of which is the Revised Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers as published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics for All Consumers for the Rural Service Area #7 statistical area (All Items, Base 1982-84 = 100), (the "CPI"), and the denominator of which is the CPI for the same calendar month of the prior year.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event shall the permit fee be decreased and in no event shall any increase exceed 4% per annum, without formal action by the Air Pollution Control District Board..

If the Air Pollution Control Officer determines that the actual costs to the District for inspection, monitoring, evaluation, and administration incurred by a project are substantially different than those paid by the project, the Air Pollution Control Officer may, after documentation of such costs, establish a revised fee for the project.  Such determination may be appealed to the Hearing Board in accordance with the Hearing Board Procedures of the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District.

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SCHEDULE 10-CREMATORIES AND PATHOLOGICAL INCINERATORS

Any crematory and pathological incinerator which may cause the emission of air contaminants in which fuel is burned shall be assessed a permit fee based upon the design fuel consumption of the equipment expressed in British Thermal Units (BTU) per hour, the gross heating value of the fuel. Beginning in year 2005, this permit fee shall increase at the rate of fourteen percent (14%) . Beginning January 1, 2006, this permit fee will be adjusted annually by multiplying the base permit fee for the previous year by the average percentage rate for the month of August of the previous year (rounded to the nearest half dollar) which is derived by a fraction, the numerator of which is the Revised Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers as published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics for All Consumers for the Rural Service Area #7 statistical area (All Items, Base 1982-84 = 100), (the "CPI"), and the denominator of which is the CPI for the same calendar month of the prior year.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event shall the permit fee be decreased and in no event shall any increase exceed 4% per annum, without formal action by the Air Pollution Control District Board.  Permit fees shall be paid in accordance with the following schedule:

1000 BRITISH THERMAL UNITS PER HOUR Year 2017 Year 2018
Up to and including 150 $264.50 $269.50
Greater than 150 but less than 400 $441.50 $450.00
400 or greater but less than 650 $875.50 $892.00
650 or greater but less than 1,500 $1,316.50 $1,341.50
1,500 or greater but less than 2,500. $1,750.50 $1,784.00
2,500 or greater but less than 5,000. $2,631.50 $2,681.50
5,000 or greater but less than 15,000 $3,507.00 $3,573.50
15,000 or greater $4,381.00 $4,464.00

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SCHEDULE 11 - MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILLS

Each affected facility shall be assessed a permit fee based upon the permitted footprint size of the facility as specified by the governing Local Enforcement Agency.  Beginning January 1, 2007, this permit fee will be adjusted annually by multiplying the base permit fee for the previous year by the average percentage rate for the month of August of the previous year (rounded to the nearest half dollar) which is derived by a fraction, the numerator of which is the Revised Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers as published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics for All Consumers for the Rural Service Area #7 statistical area (All Items, Base 1982-84 = 100), (the "CPI"), and the denominator of which is the CPI for the same calendar month of the prior year.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event shall the permit fee be decreased and in no event shall any increase exceed 4% per annum, without formal action by the Air Pollution Control District Board.  In determining this fee, the following schedule shall be utilized:

ACRES FEE
Up to and Including 5 $849.50
Greater than 5 but less Than 10 $921.00
10 or Greater but Less Than 15 $992.00
15 or Greater but Less Than 20 $1,065.00
20 or Greater but Less Than 25 $1,136.50
25 or Greater but Less Than 30 $1,208.50
30o r Greater but Less Than 35 $1,280.50
35 or Greater but Less Than 40 $1,353.00
40 or Greater but Less Than 45 $1,423.50
45 or Greater but Less Than 50 $1,496.50
50 or Greater but Less Than 55 $1,567.00
55 or Greater but Less Than 60 $1,628.50
60 or Greater but Less Than 65 $1,712.50
65 or Greater but Less Than 70 $1,784.00
70 or Greater but Less Than 75 $1,856.00
75 or Greater but Less Than 80 $2,010.50
80 or Greater but Less Than 85 $2,165.50
85or Greater but Less Than 90 $2,320.00
90 or Greater but Less Than 95 $2,475.00
95 or Greater but Less Than 100 $2,629.00

For facilities 100 acres or greater, the fee shall be increased at $154.50 in increments for each additional five (5) acre increase beyond that provided above.
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