§ 92a.62. Annual fees.
(a) Permittees shall pay an annual fee to the Clean Water Fund. The annual fee must be for the amount indicated in the following schedule and is due on each anniversary of the effective date of the permit. The flows listed in this section are annual average design flows.
(b) Annual fees for individual NPDES permits for discharges of treated sewage are:
SRSTP $0 Small flow treatment facility $0 Minor facility 50,000 GPD $250 Minor facility = 50,000 GPD 1 MGD $500 Minor facility with CSO $750 Major facility = 1 MGD 5 MGD $1,250 Major facility = 5 MGD $2,500 Major facility with CSO $5,000
(c) Annual fees for individual NPDES permits for discharges of industrial waste are:
Minor facility not covered by an ELG $500 Minor facility covered by an ELG $1,500 Major facility 250 MGD $5,000 Major facility = 250 MGD $25,000 Mining activity $0 Stormwater $1,000
(d) Annual fees for individual NPDES permits for other facilities or activities are:
CAFO $0 CAAP $0 MS4 $500
(e) 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.
(f) 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.
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