§ 92a.26. Application fees.
(a) The application fee is payable to the Clean Water Fund according to the fee schedule set forth in this section. All flows listed in this section are annual average design flows.
(b) Applications fees for individual NPDES permits for discharges of treated sewage are:
SRSTP $100 for new; $100 for reissuance Small flow treatment facility $250 for new; $250 for reissuance Minor facility 50,000 GPD $500 for new; $250 for reissuance Minor facility = 50,000 GPD 1 MGD $1,000 for new; $500 for reissuance Minor facility with CSO $1,500 for new; $750 for reissuance Major facility = 1 MGD 5 MGD $2,500 for new; $1,250 for reissuance Major facility = 5 MGD $5,000 for new; $2,500 for reissuance Major facility with CSO $10,000 for new; $5,000 for reissuance
(c) Applications fees for individual NPDES permits for discharges of industrial waste are:
Minor facility not covered by an ELG $1,000 for new; $500 for reissuance Minor facility covered by an ELG $3,000 for new; $1,500 for reissuance Major facility 250 MGD $10,000 for new; $5,000 for reissuance Major facility = 250 MGD $50,000 for new; $25,000 for reissuance Mining activity $1,000 for new; $500 for reissuance Stormwater $2,000 for new; $1,000 for reissuance
(d) Application fees for individual NPDES permits for other facilities or activities are:
CAFO $1,500 for new; $750 for reissuance CAAP $1,500 for new; $750 for reissuance MS4 $5,000 for new; $2,500 for reissuance
(e) Application fees for transfers of individual permits are:
SRSTP $50 Small flow treatment facility $100 Other domestic wastewater $200 Industrial waste $500
(f) Application fees for amendments to individual permits are:
Amendment initiated by Department No charge Minor amendment $200 Major amendment Same as reissuance permit fee
(g) NOI fees for coverage under a general permit under § 92a.23 (relating to NOI for coverage under an NPDES general permit) will be established in the general permit. NOI fees may not exceed $2,500, except as provided in Chapter 102 (relating to erosion and sediment control). An eligible person shall submit to the Department the applicable NOI fee before the Department approves coverage under the general permit for that person.
(h) The Department will review the adequacy of the fees established in this section at least once every 3 years and provide a written report to the EQB. The report will identify any disparity between the amount of program income generated by the fees and the costs to administer these programs, and contain recommendations to increase fees to eliminate the disparity, including recommendations for regulatory amendments to increase program fees.
(i) Any Federal or State agency or independent State commission that provides funding to the Department for the implementation of the NPDES program through terms and conditions of a mutual agreement may be exempt from the fees in this section.
This section cited in 25 Pa. Code § 92a.21 (relating to application for a permit); and 25 Pa. Code § 92a.75 (relating to reissuance of expiring permits).
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