Effective July 1, 2012, many sources with permits under the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board Regulations are required to pay permit application, annual maintenance and annual emissions fees.
The permit application fees (9VAC5-80-2250 et seq.) apply to permit applications submitted after July 1, 2012. A fee form has been added and should be completed with your application. Fees are updated each January 1st to reflect the changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI); the 2014 air permit program fees have been published and the 2014 fee form is now available. Implementation guidance on permit application fees has also been developed and should be helpful in determining what fee you should pay. Please note that a permit application will not be processed until the appropriate fee has been received. Sources seeking an administrative amendment or sources that are classified as “true minor” are not required to pay an application fee. Please contact your Regional Air Permit Manager if you have specific questions about your permit application fee.
Sources that are applicable to the Title V permitting program and sources that are classified as Synthetic Minor with limits equal to or greater than 80% of the Title V permitting thresholds (SM-80 sources) will be receiving an invoice from DEQ during the month of August with a charge for an annual maintenance fee. Sources that are normally charged emissions fees will see the maintenance fee as a line item on their invoice. Maintenance fees (9VAC5-80-2310 et seq.) are based on your Title V permitting status for the previous year (2013). Like permit application fees, these fees change each year based on CPI. Some sources will be charged for a maintenance fee without being charged an emissions fee. The following maintenance fees will be charged in 2014:
|Title V Complex Major Source*
|Title V Major Source**
|Title V Source By Rule
|Synthetic Minor 80% Source (SM-80)
|*A Title V major source subject to seven or more subparts in 40 CFR Parts 60, 61, and 63.
|** A Title V major source subject to less than seven subparts in 40 CFR Parts 60, 61 and 63.
Please contact your Regional Air Compliance Manager if you have specific questions about how your source is classified.
Title V emission fees (9VAC5-80-310 et seq.) are charged to Title V sources and some synthetic minor operating permit sources based on their actual emissions for the previous year, as reported by the source and confirmed by DEQ. These fees are charged on a $ per ton basis, up to 4000 tons per year for any one pollutant, and are adjusted annually for CPI. The fee for 2014 is $59.78 per ton. For general questions on emissions fees, please contact Tom Ballou by e-mail or at (804) 698-4406.