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1855 Placer Street
Redding, CA 96001
Phone: (530) 225-5674
within Shasta County:
   (800) 528-2850
Fax: (530) 225-5237

Office Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday through Friday

Fee Schedule

Fees charged by the AQMD for various permits and applications vary with the type of project. Listed below are some of its fees. Applicants are encouraged to contact the AQMD to verify or obtain current information on the latest fee charges that may apply to a particular project.

Fees: Rule 2:11 (Click text for .pdf of Rule 2:11)

1. General Permit Information:

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

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

All applicants for an Authority to Construct shall pay to the AQMD an amount equal to that specified in Rule 2:11.a.(3)(e) for each hour of staff time expended in excess of two (2) hours to cover the costs of all aspects of the preparation and issuance of the Authority to Construct. Any applicant who has an Authority to Construct application pending before the Air Pollution Control Officer (APCO) on the date of this rule adoption shall pay the aforementioned fee beginning as of the date of rule adoption.

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

2. Specific Permit Fees:

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

Device/Category

Air Conveyance Control Device

Cyclone Electrostatic Precipitator $376
<30,000 scfm $150 Packed Tower $376
>30,000 scfm $224 Afterburner $376
Baghouse $376 Absorption Device $300
Wet Scrubber $376 Multiclone/Fly Ash Reinject $376
Dry Scrubber $376 Thermal De NOx System $376

Asphalt Batch Plant (Maximum Design Rating)

<100 tons/hour $826 >250 - <500 tons/hour $1,126
>100 - <250 tons/hour $976 >500 tons/hour $1,276

Fuel Combustion Devices (Boilers, etc.; 106 BTU/hour, Maximum Design Rating)

15 or less $150 >45 - <60 $750 >100 - <250 $1,276
>15 - <30 $224 >60 - <75 $1,000 >250 - <500 $1,426
>30 - <45 $500 >75 - <100 $1,126 More than 500 $1,576

Kilns (106 BTU/hour, Maximum Design Rating)

100 or less $676 >200 - > 500 $1,126
>100 - <200 $826 More than 500 $1,276

Dryers

Plywood Veneer $250  
All Others $150  

Gasoline Marketing - (Retail/Wholesale; gallons per year)

50,000 gal/yr or fewer $30 $27
>50,000 - <100,000 gal/yr $60 $54
>100,000 - <500,000 gal/yr $112 $101
>500,000 - <1,000,000 gal/yr $131 $118
>1,000,000 - <1,500,000 gal/yr $150 $135
More than 1,500,000 gal/yr $169 $152
Gasoline marketing facilities required to install Phase II Vapor Recovery controls at the dispenser shall be assessed an annual permit fee based upon the number of gasoline dispensing nozzles (per nozzle). $20 $18

Incinerators/Remelt Furnaces (Pathological, Cremation Retorts, Burnout Ovens, etc.)
Maximum Horizontal Cross Sectional Area Ft.2 of Primary Combustion Chamber

50 or less $150
>50 - <100 $224
More than 100 $300

Industrial/Commercial Surface Coating Operations (gallons per year)

1,000 gal/yr or fewer $150
More than 1,000 gal/yr $224

Volatile Organic Compound Substance Use (gallons per year)

1500 gal/yr or fewer $300
More than 1500 gal/yr $450

Fiberglass Resin Usage (tons per year)

50 tons/year or fewer $300
More than 50 tons/year $450

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

100,000 tons/year or fewer $376
>100,000 - <500,000 tons/year $526
More than 500,000 tons/year $676

Miscellaneous

Minimum Charge
(5 tons/year or fewer emitted)
$150
Other (E = tons/year emitted) $30(E)
Cement Batch Plant 376
Charcoal/Carbon Manufacturing Furnace $626
Air Exhausts/Vents $224
Asphalt Storage Facility $224

Insignificant Source/Emission

Inventory Tracking Fee $20

3. General Rules Applicable to Permit Fee Schedules

  1. The permit fee of a multi-component system shall be the sum of those fee schedules for each individual device in the multi-component system.
  2. If more than one fee schedule is applicable to an individual device, the schedule with the higher fee shall be used exclusively.
  3. If the APCO ascertains that tests will be required that are not routinely performed, then he is authorized to charge additional fees not to exceed the estimated cost of making such test, provided that:
    • The applicant shall be advised of such additional permit fee prior to the making of such test, and
    • The applicant shall be given the option to have such test made by an independent laboratory approved by the APCO at the applicant's cost.

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

  4. For devices that the APCO ascertains are inherently seasonally operational due to location or nature of raw materials processed (as defined in Rule 2:1, Section 223), the permit fee shall be seventy-five percent (75%) of the regular fee. (Amended 7-22-86)
  5. Any person who requests that the AQMD undertake or perform any of the following activities shall pay for the full cost of such activity as incurred by the AQMD. Such costs shall include staff time, materials, mileage, etc. Staff time shall be charged at a rate of $37.50 per hour.
    • Source testing
    • Ambient monitoring
    • Source specific modeling
    • Ambient modeling
    • Air quality impact analysis
    • Technical evaluations and/or pre-permit
    • Any other activity not routinely performed by the AQMD.

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

  6. Any new, existing, or modified stationary facility that, after construction or modification, emits any pollutant shall be required to test such facility of emissions according to the following schedule.
    Emissions (tons/year) Test Schedule
    Less than 25 tons/yr. Voluntary, or at request of District for enforcement purposes
    25 or more, but less than 50 Once every 3 years
    50 or more, but less than 100 Once every 2 years
    100 or more Once every year

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

    Should the facility choose to contract with an approved firm or submit its own test data, the AQMD will assess a fee of $250 to cover its costs for observation and compliance analysis of such tests. Any facility that chooses to submit emission data from continuous monitors in lieu of testing shall pay a fee of $500 to cover the costs of compliance analysis.

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

    1. High Volume Particulate Test
    (non-combustion sources)
    $350
    2. Low-Volume Particulate Test
    (combustion/non-combustion sources)
    2,000
    3. Low-Volume SO2 Test 1,000
    4. Combustion Source Orsat Test 75
    5. Combustion Source TRS Test 1,000
    6. Particle/Sizing Analysis 1,000
    7. NOx or CO Test 200
  7. A fee shall be paid for services rendered by the AQMD for photocopies and transcription of tapes to reimburse the AQMD for actual costs incurred. (Amended 7-28-87)
  8. All fees collected pursuant to Rule 2:11 and 4:4 will be deposited in the AQMD fund and shall be used solely to defray the expenses in administering the services required in the operation of the AQMD .(Amended 7-29-87)
  9. If payment of any required fee as stated in Rule 2:1 or 4:4 is not received within thirty (30) days of notice of assessment by the APCO, the fee shall be increased by one-half the amount due. The owner or operator shall thereupon be notified by mail of the increased fee.

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

  1. Purpose

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

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

  2. Transfer of Fees Collected

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

  3. Administrative Costs

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

  4. Definitions: For the purpose of this rule:
    • Major non-vehicular source: Any plant, building, structure, stationary facility or group of facilities under the same ownership that in the base calendar year emitted to the atmosphere oxides of nitrogen or oxides of sulfur, expressed as nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide respectively, in an amount equal to or exceeding 500 tons.
    • Base year emissions (BYE): The calendar year accumulative emissions of oxides of nitrogen and oxides of sulfur that have been listed in an emission inventory used by the Air Resources Board to calculate fees for a particular year.
    • CARB assessment: The assessed value for the AQMD in Section 90621 of the California Administrative Code, or any subsequent Section applicable in future fiscal years.
  5. Fee Schedule

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

    Fee Rate = CARB Assessment divided by the Total Major Source Emissions of NOx and SOx (Tons/Year)

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

5. Fees for CARB Implementation of the California Clean Air Act

  1. Purpose

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

    This Act authorized the CARB to require local air pollution control districts to impose additional permit fees on major non-vehicular sources that emit 500 tons per year or more of non-attainment pollutants, or their precursors, to partially fund the Board's California Clean Air Act Program. The fees collected shall be in addition to permit and other fees already authorized to be collected from such sources.

  2. Transfer of Fees Collected

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

  3. Administrative Costs

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

  4. Definitions: For the purpose of this rule:
    • Major non-vehicular source: Any plant, building, structure, stationary facility or group of facilities under the same ownership, which in the base calendar year, emitted to the atmosphere any non-attainment pollutant or precursors in an amount equal to or exceeding 500 tons.
    • Base year emissions (BYE): The calendar year accumulative emissions of non-attainment pollutants or their precursors that have been listed in an emission inventory used by the CARB to calculate fees for a particular year.
    • CARB assessment: The assessed value for the AQMD in Section 90800 of the California Administrative Code or any subsequent Section applicable in future fiscal years.
    • Non-attainment pollutant: Any substance for which an area is designated in Sections 60200-60209 as not having attained a State ambient air quality standard listed in Section 70200,Title 17, Health and Safety Code.
    • Non-attainment precursor: Any substance that reacts in the atmosphere to contribute to the production of a non-attainment pollutant or pollutants in an area designated in Sections 60200-60209 as not having attained a State ambient air quality standard listed in Section 70200, Title 17, California Code of Regulations.

      Rule 2:11

    • Non-attainment pollutants and precursors shall be defined as follows for the purposes of this Rule:
      Substance (As listed in Section 70200, Title 17, CCR) Non-attainment Pollutant/Precursor
      Ozone Reactive Organic Gases
      Oxides of Nitrogen
      Sulfur Dioxide Oxides of Sulfur
      Sulfates Oxides of Sulfur
      Nitrogen Dioxide Oxides of Nitrogen
      Carbon Monoxide Carbon Monoxide
      Suspended Particulate Matter (PM10) Suspended Particulate Matter (PM10)
      Oxides of Nitrogen
      Oxides of Sulfur
      Visibility Reducing Particles Suspended Particulate Matter (PM10)
      Oxides of Nitrogen
      Oxides of Sulfur
      Hydrogen Sulfide Hydrogen Sulfide
      Lead Lead
  5. Fee Schedule

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

    Fee Rate = CARB Assessment divided by the Total Major Source Emissions of NOx and SOx (Tons/Year)

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

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