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9VAC5-80-310

Article 2
Permit Program Emissions Fees for Stationary Sources

9VAC5-80-310. Applicability.

A. Except as provided in subsection C of this section, the provisions of this article apply to the following stationary sources:

1. Any major source.

2. Any source, including an area source, subject to a standard, limitation, or other requirement under § 111 of the federal Clean Air Act.

3. Any source, including an area source, subject to a standard, limitation, or other requirement under § 112 of the federal Clean Air Act.

4. Any affected source.

5. Any other source subject to the permit requirements of Article 1 (9VAC5-80-50 et seq.) or Article 3 (9VAC5-80-360 et seq.) of this chapter part.

6. Any source that would be subject to the permit requirements of Article 1 (9VAC5-80-50 et seq.) of this chapter part in the absence of a permit issued under 9VAC5-80-40 Article 5 (9VAC5-80-800 et seq.) of this part.

B. The provisions of this article apply throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

C. The provisions of this article shall not apply to the following:

1. All sources and source categories that would be subject to this article solely because they are subject to the provisions of 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart AAA (standards of performance for new residential wood heaters), as prescribed in Article 5 (9VAC5-50-400 et seq.) of 9VAC5 Chapter 50 9VAC5-50 (New and Modified Stationary Sources).

2. All sources and source categories that would be subject to this article solely because they are subject to the provisions of 40 CFR 61.145 (national emission standard for hazardous air pollutants for asbestos, standard for demolition and renovation), Subpart M, as prescribed in Article 1 (9VAC5-60-60 et seq.) of 9VAC5 Chapter 60 9VAC5-60 (Hazardous Air Pollutant Sources).

3. Any source issued a permit under the new source review program that began initial operation during the calendar year preceding the year in which the annual permit program emissions fee is assessed.

4. That portion of emissions in excess of 4,000 tons per year of any regulated air pollutant emitted by any source otherwise subject to an annual permit program emissions fee.

5. During the years 1995 through 1999 inclusive, any affected source under § 404 of the federal Clean Air Act (phase I sulfur dioxide requirements).

6. 5. Any emissions unit within a stationary source subject to this article that is identified as being an insignificant activity in Article 4 (9VAC5-80-710 et seq.) of this chapter part.

7. 6. All sources and source categories that would be subject to this article solely because they are subject to regulations or requirements under § 112(r) of the federal Clean Air Act.

8. 7. Any source deferred by the provisions of subsection D of this section provided the source is not part of a major source.

D. Sources shall be deferred from initial applicability as follows.

1. Area sources subject to this article under subdivision A 2 or A 3 of this section shall be deferred from the obligation to pay fees under this article except as follows.

a. In cases for which EPA has promulgated a standard under § 111 or § 112 of the federal Clean Air Act and has declared that the facility or source category covered by the standard is subject to the Title V program, the facility or source category shall be subject to this article.

b. In cases for which EPA has promulgated a standard under § 111 or § 112 of the federal Clean Air Act after July 21, 1992, and has failed to declare whether the facility or source category covered by the standard is subject to the Title V program, the facility or source category shall be subject to this article.

2. The following sources shall not be deferred from the obligation to pay fees under this article:

a. Major sources.

b. Solid waste incineration units subject to the provisions of 9VAC5 Chapter 40 (9VAC5-40-10 et seq.) 9VAC5-40 (Existing Stationary Sources) and 9VAC5 Chapter 50 (9VAC5-50-10 et seq.) 9VAC5-50 (New and Modified Stationary Sources) as adopted pursuant to § 129(e) of the federal Clean Air Act.

3. Any source deferred under subdivision 1 of this subsection may apply for a permit under Article 1 (9VAC5-80-50 et seq.) or Article 3 (9VAC5-80-360 et seq.) of 9VAC5 Chapter 80 this part. If the source applies for a permit, the source shall be subject to this article and shall pay fees accordingly.

E. Particulate matter emissions shall be used to determine the applicability of this article to major sources or to determine actual emissions only if particulate matter (PM10) emissions cannot be quantified in a manner acceptable to the board.

9VAC5-80-320

9VAC5-80-320. Definitions.

A. For the purpose of applying this article in the context of the Regulations for the Control and Abatement of Air Pollution and subsequent amendments or any orders issued by the board related uses, the words or phrases terms shall have the meanings given them in subsection C of this section.

B. All As used in this article, all words and phrases terms not defined in subsection C of this section shall have the meanings given them in 9VAC5 Chapter 10 (9VAC5-10-10 et seq.) 9VAC5-80-5 or 9VAC5-10 (General Definitions), unless otherwise required by context.

C. Terms defined.

"Actual emissions" means the actual rate of emissions in tons per year of any regulated air pollutant emitted from a source subject to this article over the preceding calendar year. Actual emissions may be calculated according to any method acceptable to the department provided such calculation takes into account the source's actual operating hours, production rates, in-place control equipment, and types of materials processed, stored, or combusted during the preceding calendar year. Any regulated pollutant which could be classed in more than one category shall be classed in only one category.

"Affected source" means a source that includes one or more affected units.

"Affected unit" means a unit that is subject to any federal acid rain emissions reduction requirement or acid rain emissions limitation under 40 CFR Parts 72, 73, 75, 77 or 78.

"Area source" means any stationary source that is not a major source. For purposes of this section, the phrase "area source" shall not include motor vehicles or nonroad vehicles.

"Hazardous air pollutant" means any air pollutant listed in § 112(b) of the federal Clean Air Act, as amended by 40 CFR 63.60.

"Major source" means:

a. For hazardous air pollutants other than radionuclides, any stationary source that emits or has the potential to emit, in the aggregate, 10 tons per year or more of any hazardous air pollutant or 25 tons per year or more of any combination of hazardous air pollutants. Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, emissions from any oil or gas exploration or production well (with its associated equipment) and emissions from any pipeline compressor or pump station shall not be aggregated with emissions from other similar units, whether or not such units are in a contiguous area or under common control, to determine whether such units or stations are major sources.

b. For air pollutants other than hazardous air pollutants, any stationary source that directly emits or has the potential to emit 100 tons per year or more of any air pollutant (including any major source of fugitive emissions of any such pollutant). The fugitive emissions of a stationary source shall not be considered in determining whether it is a major stationary source, unless the source belongs to one of the following categories of stationary source:

(1) Coal cleaning plants (with thermal dryers);

(2) Kraft pulp mills;

(3) Portland cement plants;

(4) Primary zinc smelters;

(5) Iron and steel mills;

(6) Primary aluminum ore reduction plants;

(7) Primary copper smelters;

(8) Municipal incinerators capable of charging more than 250 tons of refuse per day;

(9) Hydrofluoric, sulfuric, or nitric acid plants;

(10) Petroleum refineries;

(11) Lime plants;

(12) Phosphate rock processing plants;

(13) Coke oven batteries;

(14) Sulfur recovery plants;

(15) Carbon black plants (furnace process);

(16) Primary lead smelters;

(17) Fuel conversion plant;

(18) Sintering plants;

(19) Secondary metal production plants;

(20) Chemical process plants;

(21) Fossil-fuel boilers (or combination thereof) totaling more than 250 million British thermal units per hour heat input;

(22) Petroleum storage and transfer units with a total storage capacity exceeding 300,000 barrels;

(23) Taconite ore processing plants;

(24) Glass fiber processing plants;

(25) Charcoal production plants;

(26) Fossil-fuel-fired steam electric plants of more than 250 million British thermal units per hour heat input; or

(27) Any other stationary source category regulated under § 111 or § 112 of the federal Clean Air Act for which the administrator has made an affirmative decision under § 302(j) of the federal Clean Air Act.

c. For ozone nonattainment areas, any stationary source with the potential to emit 100 tons per year or more of volatile organic compounds or nitrogen oxides in areas classified as "marginal" or "moderate," 50 tons per year or more in areas classified as "serious," 25 tons per year or more in areas classified as "severe," and 10 tons per year or more in areas classified as "extreme"; except that the references in this definition to 100, 50, 25, and 10 tons per year of nitrogen oxides shall not apply with respect to any source for which the administrator has made a finding that requirements under § 182(f) of the federal Clean Air Act (NOx requirements for ozone nonattainment areas) do not apply.

d. For attainment areas in ozone transport regions, any stationary source with the potential to emit 50 tons per year or more of volatile organic compounds.

"Permit program costs" means all reasonable (direct and indirect) costs required to develop, administer, and enforce the permit program; and to develop and administer the Small Business Technical and Environmental Compliance Assistance Program established pursuant to the provisions of § 10.1-1323 of the Code of Virginia.

"Potential to emit" means the maximum capacity of a stationary source to emit any air pollutant under its physical and operational design. Any physical or operational limitation on the capacity of a source to emit an air pollutant, including air pollution control equipment and restrictions on hours of operation or on the type or amount of material combusted, stored, or processed, shall be treated as part of its design if the limitation is state and federally enforceable.

"Regulated air pollutant" means any of the following:

a. Nitrogen oxides or any volatile organic compound;.

b. Any pollutant for which an ambient air quality standard has been promulgated except carbon monoxide;.

c. Any pollutant subject to any standard promulgated under § 111 of the federal Clean Air Act;.

d. Any pollutant subject to a standard promulgated under § 112 (hazardous air pollutants) or other requirements established under § 112 of the federal Clean Air Act, particularly §§ 112(b), 112(d), 112(g)(2), 112(j), and 112(r); except that any pollutant that is a regulated pollutant solely because it is subject to a standard or regulation under § 112(r) of the federal Clean Air Act shall be exempt from this article.

"Research and development facility" means all the following as applied to any stationary source:

a. The primary purpose of the source is the conduct of either (i) research and development into new products or processes or into new uses for existing products or processes or (ii) basic research to provide for education or the general advancement of technology or knowledge;

b. The source is operated under the close supervision of technically trained personnel; and

c. The source is not engaged in the manufacture of products in any manner inconsistent with clause a (i) or (ii) of this definition.

An analytical laboratory that primarily supports a research and development facility is considered to be part of that facility.

"Stationary source" means any building, structure, facility or installation which emits or may emit any regulated air pollutant. A stationary source shall include all of the pollutant-emitting activities which belong to the same industrial grouping, are located on one or more contiguous or adjacent properties, and are under the control of the same persons (or persons under common control). Pollutant-emitting activities shall be considered as part of the same industrial grouping if they belong to the same "major group" (i.e., if they have the same two-digit code) as described in the Standard Industrial Classification Manual (see 9VAC5-20-21). Any research and development facility shall be considered a separate stationary source from the manufacturing or other facility with which it is co-located.

9VAC5-80-330

9VAC5-80-330. General.

A. The owner of any source subject to this article shall pay an annual permit program emissions fee.

B. Permit program emissions fees collected pursuant to this article for sources subject to Article 1 (9VAC5-80-50 et seq.) or Article 3 (9VAC5-80-360 et seq.) of this chapter part shall not be used for any purpose other than as provided in Title V of the federal Clean Air Act and associated regulations and policies.

C. The owner shall be exempt from paying the annual permit program emissions fee for any year during which the total actual emissions are less than 10 tons or less.

9VAC5-80-340

9VAC5-80-340. Annual permit program emissions fee calculation.

A. The annual permit program emissions fee shall not exceed the base year amount as specified in § 10.1-1322 B of the Virginia Air Pollution Control Law and shall be of $31.22 per ton of emissions, as provided in subsection B of Item 365 of the 2012 Appropriation Act adjusted annually by the Consumer Price Index as provided in § 10.1-1322 B of the Virginia Air Pollution Control Law Title V of the federal Clean Air Act and associated regulations and policies.

1. The annual permit program emissions fee shall be increased (consistent with the need to cover reasonable costs) each year by the percentage, if any, by which the Consumer Price Index for the most recent calendar year ending before the beginning of such year exceeds the Consumer Price Index for the calendar year 1989. The Consumer Price Index for any calendar year is the average of the Consumer Price Index for all urban all-urban consumers published by the U.S. Department of Labor, as of the close of the 12-month period ending on August 31 of each calendar year.

2. The revision of the Consumer Price Index which is most consistent with the Consumer Price Index for the calendar year 1989 shall be used.

B. The annual permit program emissions fee described in subsection A of this section and the amount billed to the owner as provided in subsection A of 9VAC5-80-350 for a given year shall be calculated in accordance with the following formulae:

B =

(A)(F)

F =

X(1 + ∆CPI)

∆CPI =

CPI - 122.15

122.15

where:

B = the amount billed to the owner during the year after the year in which the actual emissions occurred, expressed in dollars

A = actual emissions covered by permit fees, expressed in tons

F = the maximum adjusted fee per ton for the calendar year in which the actual emissions occurred, expressed in dollars per ton

X = 25 31.22, expressed in dollars per ton

∆CPI = the difference between the CPI and 122.15 (the average of the Consumer Price Index for all-urban consumers for the 12-month period ending on August 31, 1989).

CPI = the average of the Consumer Price Index for all-urban consumers for the 12-month period ending on August 31 of the year in which the emissions actually occurred, expressed as a percentage

C. The actual emissions covered by the permit program emissions fees for the preceding year shall be calculated by the owner and submitted to the department by April 15 of each year. The calculations and final amount of emissions are subject to verification and final determination by the department.

D. If the assessment of the annual permit program emissions fee calculated in accordance with subsections A, B, and C of this section results in a total amount of fee revenue in excess of the amount necessary to fund the permit program costs, a lesser annual permit program emissions fee shall may instead be calculated and assessed according to the formula specified in subsection E of this section. Any adjustments made to the annual permit program emissions fee shall be within the constraints of 40 CFR 70.9 and § 10.1-1322 of the Virginia Air Pollution Control Law.

E. The lesser annual permit program emissions fee shall be calculated according to the following formula: the lesser annual permit program emissions fee is equal to the estimated permit program costs divided by the estimated actual emissions = lesser annual permit program fee. The estimated permit program costs and estimated actual emissions shall be determined from the data specified in subdivisions 1 and 2 of this subsection, incorporating any anticipated adjustments to the data.

1. The current permit program costs shall be determined from the most recent available annual expenditure record of the amount spent by the department on permit program costs.

2. The current actual emissions shall be determined from the most recent available annual emissions inventory of the actual emissions for each regulated pollutant subject to fees from all sources subject to the annual permit program emissions fee.

9VAC5-80-350

9VAC5-80-350. Annual permit program emissions fee payment.

A. Upon determining that the owner owes an annual permit program emissions fee, the department shall mail a bill for the fee to that owner no later than August 1, or in the case of the initial bill no later than 60 days after federal program approval, unless the governor determines that fees are needed earlier for Virginia to maintain primacy over the program, as provided in § 10.1322 B of the State Virginia Air Pollution Control Law.

B. Within 30 days following the date of the postmark on the bill, the owner shall respond in one of the following ways:

1. The owner shall may pay the fee in full.

2. The owner may elect to pay the fee in equal quarterly payments and shall pay one quarter of the fee. The first payment shall be accompanied by a written statement that the second quarter of the fee shall be paid no later than December 1 of the year of the issuance of the bill, the third quarter of the fee shall be paid no later than March 1 of the year following the issuance of the bill, and the fourth quarter of the fee shall be paid no later than June 1 of the year following the issuance of the bill. If an owner fails to pay a quarterly payment by the deadline, the department may, in addition to other remedies available under the law, issue to the owner a notice of failure to pay. The notice shall will require payment of the entire remainder of the annual fee payment within 30 days of the date of the notice, or inform the owner that he shall be the owner is ineligible to opt for the quarterly payment schedule established in this subdivision until eligibility is reinstated by written notice from the department, or both.

3. The owner may file a request that the fee amount be revised if he the owner can document that the emissions estimate on which the fee was based is in error. This request shall include appropriate source identification data, the revised emissions estimate, the revised fee amount, adequate supporting documentation, and other information as the board department may require. The owner shall file the request with the appropriate regional office in a form acceptable to the board department. If the department approves the request, the revised fee amount shall be paid in one of two ways:

a. In full within 30 days of the date of approval; or

b. In quarterly payments, with the first payment being paid within 30 days of the date of approval and the other payments being paid according to the schedule set out in subdivision 2 of this subsection.

C. The annual permit program emissions fee shall be paid by check, draft, or money order made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia and mailed to the address specified by the department.

9VAC5-80-2250

Article 10
Permit Application Fees for Stationary Sources

9VAC5-80-2250. Applicability.

A. Except as provided in subsection C of this section, the provisions of this article apply to permit applications as follows:

1. For permit Permit applications subject to review under the provisions of Article 1 (9VAC5-80-50 et seq.) or Article 3 (9VAC5-80-360 et seq.) of this part.

2. Permit applications subject to review under the provisions of Article 5 (9VAC5-80-800 et seq.) of this part.

3. Permit applications subject to review under the provisions of Article 6 (9VAC5-80-1100 et seq.) of this part, the provisions of this article shall apply to any of the following:.

a. Permit applications for the construction of a major stationary source at an undeveloped site.

b. Permit applications for the construction of a major source, as defined in 40 CFR 63.2 at an undeveloped site.

c. Applications for coverage of a major stationary source (or portion thereof) or a major source (or portion thereof) under a general permit issued for a stationary source category, if the source is to be located at an undeveloped site.

d. Permit applications for the reactivation of any major source or major stationary source that was shut down in accordance with 9VAC5-20-220.

2. For permit 4. Permit applications subject to review under the provisions of Article 7 (9VAC5-80-1400 et seq.) of this part, the provisions of this article apply to permit applications for the construction of a major source at an undeveloped site.

3. For permit 5. Permit applications subject to review under the provisions of Article 8 (9VAC5-80-1700 (9VAC5-80-1605 et seq.) or Article 9 (9VAC5-80-2000 et seq.) of this part, the provisions of this article apply to any of the following:.

a. Permit applications for the construction of a major stationary source at an undeveloped site.

b. Permit applications for the reactivation of any major stationary source that was shut down in accordance with 9VAC5-80-1930 or 9VAC5-20-220.

6. Permit applications subject to review under the provisions of 9VAC5-85 (Permits for Stationary Sources of Pollutants Subject to Regulation).

B. The provisions of this article apply throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

C. The provisions of this article shall not apply to the following:

1. Applications for permits for reconstruction of all or part of any stationary source, providing that the application is not otherwise subject to permit application fees pursuant to the provisions of subsection A of this section.

2. 1. Applications that are deemed complete received by the appropriate regional office prior to July 1, 2004 July 1, 2012, except that applications that are received prior to July 1, 2012, and are amended on or after July 1, 2012, may be subject to the permit application fee due as if the application was received on or after July 1, 2012, less any permit application fee amount paid for that application prior to July 1, 2012. The provisions of 9VAC5-80-2290 apply to amended permit applications.

2. Applications for an administrative permit amendment or an administrative permit modification to an existing permit.

3. Applications for permits or changes to permits for a true minor source.

D. The department shall make any final determinations required by this article, including, but not limited to:

1. The applicability of this article;

2. Any applicability determinations required pursuant to Articles 1 (9VAC5-80-50 et seq.), 3 (9VAC5-80-360 et seq.), 5 (9VAC5-80-800 et seq.), 6 (9VAC5-80-1100 et seq.), 7 (9VAC5-80-1400 et seq.), 8 (9VAC5-80-1700 (9VAC5-80-1605 et seq.) and 9 (9VAC5-80-2000 et seq.) of this part and pursuant to 9VAC5-85 (Permits for Stationary Sources of Pollutants Subject to Regulation) that affect the applicability of this article; and

3. The amount of permit application fees owed.; and

4. The applicability of words or terms to a particular stationary source or permit application.

9VAC5-80-2260

9VAC5-80-2260. Definitions.

A. For the purpose of applying this article in the context of the Regulations for the Control and Abatement of Air Pollution and subsequent amendments or any orders issued by the board related uses, the words or phrases terms shall have the meaning meanings given them in subsection D of this section.

B. All As used in this article, all words and phrases terms not defined in subsection D of this section shall have the meaning meanings given them in Article 6 (9VAC5-80-1110 C) Article 7 (9VAC5-80-1410 C) Article 8 (9VAC5-80-1710 C) or Article 9 (9VAC5-80-2010 C) of this part 9VAC5-80-60 C, 9VAC5-80-370, 9VAC5-80-810 C, 9VAC5-80-1110 C, 9VAC5-80-1410 C, 9VAC5-80-1615 C, 9VAC5-80-2010 C, 9VAC5-85-30 C, 9VAC5-85-50 C, or 9VAC5-85-70 C, as may apply, unless otherwise required by context.

C. All words and phrases terms not defined in subsection D of this section and not defined in applicable subsections of Article 6 (9VAC5-80-1110 C), Article 7 (9VAC5-80-1410 C), Article 8 (9VAC5-80-1710 C) or Article 9 (9VAC5-80-2010 C) of this part as provided in subsection B of this section shall have the meaning meanings given them in 9VAC5 Chapter 10 9VAC5-80-5 or 9VAC5-10 (General Definitions), unless otherwise required by context.

D. Terms defined.

"Complete" means, in reference to an application for a permit, that the application contains all of the information necessary for processing the application. Designating an application complete for the purposes of permit processing does not preclude the board from requesting or accepting any additional information.

"Reactivation" means beginning operation of an emissions unit that has been shut down.

"Undeveloped site" means any site or facility at which no emissions units are located.

"Major new source review permit" or "major NSR permit" means a permit that is issued under the major new source review (major NSR) program or a permit that is issued pursuant to the minor new source review (minor NSR) program in which one or more of the provisions have been combined from a permit issued under the major NSR program. A major NSR permit may contain provisions that are subject to the requirements of the minor NSR program.

"Major new source review (major NSR) program" means a preconstruction review and permit program (i) for new major stationary sources or major modifications (physical changes or changes in the method of operation); (ii) established to implement the requirements of §§ 112, 165, and 173 of the federal Clean Air Act and associated regulations; and (iii) codified in Article 7 (9VAC5-80-1400 et seq.), Article 8 (9VAC5-80-1605 et seq.), and Article 9 (9VAC5-80-2000 et seq.) of this part and Part III (9VAC5-85-40 et seq.) of 9VAC5-85 (Permits for Stationary Sources of Pollutants Subject to Regulation).

"Minor new source review permit" or "minor NSR permit" means a permit that is issued pursuant to the minor new source review (minor NSR) program in which none of the provisions have been combined from a major NSR permit.

"Permit amendment" means (i) a change to a permit that was issued pursuant to Article 5 (9VAC5-80-800 et seq.), Article 6 (9VAC5-80-1100 et seq.), Article 7 (9VAC5-80-1400 et seq.), Article 8 (9VAC5-80-1605 et seq.), or Article 9 (9VAC5-80-2000 et seq.) of this part; (ii) an administrative change to a permit issued pursuant to Article 1 (9VAC5-80-50 et seq.) or Article 3 (9VAC5-80-360 et seq.) of this part; or (iii) a change to a permit issued pursuant to Part III (9VAC5-85-40 et seq.) or Part IV (9VAC5-85-60 et seq.) of 9VAC5-85 (Permits for Stationary Sources of Pollutants Subject to Regulation).

"Permit modification" means a change, other than an administrative permit amendment, to a permit that was issued pursuant to Article 1 (9VAC5-80-50 et seq.) or Article 3 (9VAC5-80-360 et seq.) of this part or pursuant to Part II (9VAC5-85-20 et seq.) of 9VAC5-85 (Permits for Stationary Sources of Pollutants Subject to Regulation).

"State major permit" means a minor NSR permit that is issued for a stationary source having the potential to emit 100 tons per year or more of any air pollutant, considering the state enforceable and federally enforceable permit limits in that permit.

"State operating permit" means a permit issued pursuant to Article 5 (9VAC5-80-800 et seq.) of this part or Part IV (9VAC5-85-60 et seq.) of 9VAC5-85 (Permits for Stationary Sources of Pollutants Subject to Regulation).

"Synthetic minor permit" means a permit that is issued under the provisions of Article 5 (9VAC5-80-800 et seq.) or Article 6 (9VAC5-80-1100 et seq.) of this part or Part IV (9VAC5-85-60 et seq.) of 9VAC5-85 (Permits for Stationary Sources of Pollutants Subject to Regulation) for a stationary source that would otherwise be subject to permit requirements under Article 1 (9VAC5-80-50 et seq.) or Article 3 (9VAC5-80-360 et seq.) of this part or Part II (9VAC5-85-20 et seq.) of 9VAC5-85 (Permits for Stationary Sources of Pollutants Subject to Regulation) except for state enforceable and federally enforceable permit limits in that permit.

"Title V permit" means a federal operating permit issued pursuant to Article 1 (9VAC5-80-50 et seq.) or Article 3 (9VAC5-80-360 et seq.) of this part or Part II (9VAC5-85-20 et seq.) of 9VAC5-85 (Permits for Stationary Sources of Pollutants Subject to Regulation).

"Title V general permit" means a general permit issued pursuant to the provisions of 9VAC5-80-120.

"True minor source" means a stationary source that would not be subject to permit requirements under Article 1 (9VAC5-80-50 et seq.) or Article 3 (9VAC5-80-360 et seq.) of this part or Part II (9VAC5-85-20 et seq.) of 9VAC5-85 (Permits for Stationary Sources of Pollutants Subject to Regulation) even without considering any state enforceable or federally enforceable permit limitations.

9VAC5-80-2270

9VAC5-80-2270. General.

A. Any person submitting a permit application subject to this article shall pay a permit application fee in the amount determined in accordance with 9VAC5-80-2280.

B. Permit application fees collected pursuant to this article for sources subject to Article 1 (9VAC5-80-50 et seq.) or Article 3 (9VAC5-80-360 et seq.) of this part or subject to Part II (9VAC5-85-20 et seq.) of 9VAC5-85 (Permits for Stationary Sources of Pollutants Subject to Regulation) shall not be used for any purpose other than as provided in Title V of the federal Clean Air Act and associated regulations and policies.

9VAC5-80-2280

9VAC5-80-2280. Permit application fee calculation.

A. The amount of the permit application fee shall be the sum of the following, as applicable:

1. Permit applications subject to review pursuant to the provisions of Article 9 (9VAC5-80-2000 et seq.) of this part shall be subject to a permit application fee of $20,000.

2. Permit applications subject to review pursuant to the provisions of Article 8 (9VAC5-80-1700 et seq.) of this part shall be subject to a permit application fee of $30,000.

3. Permit applications subject to review pursuant to the provisions of Article 7 (9VAC5-80-1400 et seq.) of this part shall be subject to a permit application fee of $15,000.

4. Permit applications subject to the provisions of Article 6 (9VAC5-80-1100 et seq.) of this part (other than applications for coverage under general permits issued under 9VAC5-80-1250) shall be subject to a permit application fee of $5,300.

5. Applications for coverage under a general permit pursuant to the provisions of Article 6 (9VAC5-80-1250) of this part shall be subject to a permit application fee of $300.

B. The total amount of the fee for a single permit application shall not exceed $30,000.

Each permit application subject to this article shall be subject to a permit application fee. The amount of the application fee shall be calculated as follows:

1. The amount of the permit application fee shall be the largest applicable base permit application fee amount from Table 8-10A, adjusted annually by the change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as specified in subdivision 2 of this subsection.

TABLE 8-10A

BASE PERMIT APPLICATION FEES FOR STATIONARY SOURCES

Application for:

Base Permit Application Fee Amount

Sources subject to Title V permitting requirements:

Major NSR permit

$30,000

Major NSR permit amendment (except administrative)

$7,000

State major permit

$15,000

Minor NSR permit (that is not also a state major permit)

$1,500

Minor NSR permit amendment (except administrative)

$750

Title V permit

$20,000

Title V permit renewal

$10,000

Title V permit modification (except administrative)

$3,500

State operating permit

$7,000

State operating permit amendment (except administrative)

$3,500

Title V General Permit

$500

Sources subject to the requirements of a synthetic minor permit:

Minor NSR permit

$500

Minor NSR permit amendment (except administrative)

$250

State operating permit

$1,500

State operating permit amendment (except administrative)

$800

2. The annual adjustment of the permit application fees shall be based upon the annually adjusted permit application fee amounts for the preceding calendar year and the change in the CPI value published by the U.S. Department of Labor for all-urban consumers over the 12-month period ending on August 30 of the calendar year preceding the calendar year in which the application is first received by the appropriate regional office of the department.

a. The CPI for all-urban consumers published by the U.S. Department of Labor may be obtained online from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' website at http://data.bls.gov/cgi‑bin/surveymost?cu.

b. There is no CPI adjustment for applications received prior to January 1, 2013.

3. The amount of the annually CPI-adjusted permit application fee shall be rounded down to the nearest whole dollar.

9VAC5-80-2290

9VAC5-80-2290. Permit application fee payment.

A. The permit application fee required by this article is due on the date that the permit application is received by the appropriate regional office of the department. The permit application fee is nonrefundable. Incomplete payment shall be deemed as nonpayment.

B. The permit application shall not be considered complete until a permit application fee for the proper amount is received. Review of the application will not proceed past an initial applicability determination until a permit application fee for the proper amount is received.

C. The permit application fee shall be paid by check, draft, or postal money order made payable to the "Treasurer of Virginia" and shall be sent mailed to the Department of Environmental Quality, Receipts Control, P.O. Box 10150, Richmond, Virginia 23240 address specified by the department. When the department is able to accept electronic payments, payments may be submitted electronically.

D. The permit application should be mailed to the appropriate regional office of the department.

9VAC5-80-2300

9VAC5-80-2300. Annual permit program fee credit. (Repealed.)

The amount of the permit application fee paid by the owner shall be credited towards the amount of annual permit program fees owed pursuant to Article 2 (9VAC5-80-310 et seq.) of this part as follows:

1. The amount of the credit applied shall not exceed the amount of annual permit program fees owed during the first two years of the source's operation.

2. The credit shall be applied as follows:

a. A portion of the permit application fee shall be credited toward the annual permit program fee owed for the first year of operation, up to the full amount of the permit application fee or up to the full amount of the annual permit program fee owed, whichever is less.

b. Any remainder of credit for the permit application fee shall be applied to the annual permit program fee owed for the second year of operation, up to the amount of those annual permit program fees. Any amount of the permit application fee remaining after applying credit for the first two years of operation shall not be carried forward as credit for annual permit program fees for a third year of operation or any later year.

c. In the event that the proper credit for the permit application fee is not reflected in the annual permit program fee billed to the owner, the owner shall request that the bill for the annual permit program fee amount be revised in accordance with 9VAC5-80-350 B 3. Failure to request such a revision shall not be grounds for applying remaining credit to annual permit program fees owed for the third year of operation or any later year.

9VAC5-80-2310

Article 11

Annual Permit Maintenance Fees for Stationary Sources

9VAC5-80-2310. Applicability.

A. Except as provided in subsection C of this section, the provisions of this article apply to any stationary source that has begun normal operation and:

1. The stationary source is subject to the provisions of a permit issued pursuant to Article 1 (9VAC5-80-50 et seq.) or Article 3 (9VAC5-80-360 et seq.) of this part or pursuant to Part II (9VAC5-85-20 et seq.) of 9VAC5-85 (Permits for Stationary Sources of Pollutants Subject to Regulation);

2. The stationary source is subject to the permit requirements of Article 1 (9VAC5-80-50 et seq.) or Article 3 (9VAC5-80-360 et seq.) of this part or Part II (9VAC5-85-20 et seq.) of 9VAC5-85 (Permits for Stationary Sources of Pollutants Subject to Regulation), and is operating under an application shield under the provisions of 9VAC5-80-80 F or 9VAC5-80-430 F; or

3. The stationary source would be subject to the permit requirements of Article 1 (9VAC5-80-50 et seq.) or Article 3 (9VAC5-80-360 et seq.) of this part or Part II (9VAC5-85-40 et seq.) of 9VAC5-85 (Permits for Stationary Sources of Pollutants Subject to Regulation) in the absence of a permit issued under Article 5 (9VAC5-80-800 et seq.) or Article 6 (9VAC5-80-1100 et seq.) of this part or Part IV (9VAC5-85-60 et seq.) of 9VAC5-85 (Permits for Stationary Sources of Pollutants Subject to Regulation).

B. The provisions of this article apply throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

C. The provisions of this article shall not apply to the following:

1. Any stationary source that began normal operation during the calendar year for which the annual permit maintenance fee is assessed.

2. Any synthetic minor source that is not a synthetic minor 80% source and is not otherwise subject to the permit requirements of Article 1 (9VAC5-80-50 et seq.) or Article 3 (9VAC5-80-360 et seq.) of this part or Part II (9VAC5-85-20 et seq.) of 9VAC5-85 (Permits for Stationary Sources of Pollutants Subject to Regulation).

D. The department shall make any final determinations required by this article, including but not limited to:

1. The applicability of this article;

2. The amount of permit maintenance fees owed; and

3. The applicability of terms to a particular stationary source or permit.

9VAC5-80-2320

9VAC5-80-2320. Definitions.

A. For the purpose of applying this article in the context of the Regulations for the Control and Abatement of Air Pollution and related uses, the words or terms shall have the meanings given them in subsection D of this section.

B. As used in this article, all words and terms not defined in subsection D of this section shall have the meanings given them in 9VAC5-80-60 C, 9VAC5-80-370, 9VAC5-80-810 C, 9VAC5-80-1110 C, 9VAC5-80-1410 C, 9VAC5-80-1615 C, 9VAC5-80-2010 C, 9VAC5-85-30 C, 9VAC5-85-50 C, or 9VAC5-85-70 C as may apply, unless otherwise required by context.

C. All words and terms not defined in subsection D of this section and not defined as provided in subsection B of this section shall have the meanings given them in 9VAC5-80-5 or 9VAC5-10 (General Definitions), unless otherwise required by context.

D. Terms defined.

"Area source" means any stationary source that is not a major source. For purposes of this article, the phrase "area source" shall not include motor vehicles or nonroad vehicles.

"Normal operation" means, for the purposes of this article, any operation of a stationary source or part of a stationary source after the testing and shakedown operations following the construction of the stationary source or following the first phase of the phased construction of a stationary source.

"Synthetic minor source" means a stationary source whose potential to emit is constrained by state enforceable and federally enforceable limits, so as to place that stationary source below the threshold at which it would be subject to permit or other requirements governing major stationary sources in regulations of the board or in the federal Clean Air Act and associated regulations.

"Synthetic minor 80% source" or "SM-80 source" means a synthetic minor source that emits or has the potential to emit a regulated pollutant at or above 80% of the major source threshold for that pollutant.

"Title V complex major source" means, for the purposes of this article, a major source that is subject to a total of seven or more subparts in 40 CFR Parts 60, 61, and 63 that contain standards applicable to that stationary source.

"Title V major source" means, for the purposes of this article, a major source that is subject to a total of less than seven subparts in 40 CFR Parts 60, 61, and 63 that contain standards applicable to that stationary source.

"Title V source by rule" means for the purposes of this article, an area source that is subject to permitting requirements under Article 1 (9VAC5-80-50 et seq.) or Article 3 (9VAC5-80-360 et seq.) of this part because it is subject to a standard, limitation, emission guideline, or other requirement under § 111 or 112 of the federal Clean Air Act.

9VAC5-80-2330

9VAC5-80-2330. General.

A. The owner of any stationary source subject to this article shall pay an annual permit maintenance fee.

B. Annual permit maintenance fees collected pursuant to this article for sources subject to Article 1 (9VAC5-80-50 et seq.) or Article 3 (9VAC5-80-360 et seq.) of this part or subject to Part II (9VAC5-85-20 et seq.) of 9VAC5-85 (Permits for Stationary Sources of Pollutants Subject to Regulation) shall not be used for any purpose other than as provided in Title V of the federal Clean Air Act and associated regulations and policies.

9VAC5-80-2340

9VAC5-80-2340. Annual permit maintenance fee calculation.

A. Each stationary source subject to this article shall be assessed an annual permit maintenance fee.

B. The amount of the permit maintenance fee shall be calculated as follows:

1. The amount of the annual permit maintenance fee shall be the largest applicable base permit maintenance fee amount from Table 8-11A, adjusted annually by the change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as specified in subdivision 2 of this subsection.

TABLE 8-11A

BASE PERMIT MAINTENANCE FEES FOR STATIONARY SOURCES

Stationary Source Type

Base Permit Maintenance Fee
Amount

Title V Complex Major Source

$10,000

Title V Major Source

  $3,500

Title V Source By Rule

  $1,500

Synthetic Minor 80% Source

  $1,000

2. The annual adjustment of the permit maintenance fees shall be based upon the annual permit maintenance fee amount for the preceding calendar year and the change in the CPI value published by the U.S. Department of Labor for all-urban consumers over the 12-month period ending on August 30 of the calendar year preceding the calendar year in which the permit maintenance fee is assessed.

a. The CPI for all-urban consumers published by the U.S. Department of Labor may be obtained online from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' website at http://data.bls.gov/cgi‑bin/surveymost?cu.

b. No CPI adjustment shall be made for annual permit maintenance fees assessed in calendar year 2012.

3. The amount of the annual permit maintenance fee shall be rounded down to the nearest whole dollar.

9VAC5-80-2350

9VAC5-80-2350. Annual permit maintenance fee payment.

A. Upon determining that the owner of a stationary source owes an annual permit maintenance fee, the department will mail a bill for the fee to that owner no later than August 1.

B. Within 30 days following the date of the postmark on the bill, the owner shall respond in one of the following ways:

1. The owner may pay the fee in full.

2. The owner may request that the fee amount be revised if the owner can document that the status of the permits on which the fee was based is in error.  This request shall include appropriate source identification data, copies of all valid air permits, the revised fee amount, adequate supporting documentation, and other information as the department may require. The owner shall file the request with the appropriate regional office in a form acceptable to the department.  If the department approves the request, the revised fee amount shall be paid in full within 30 days of the date of approval.

C. The annual permit maintenance fee shall be paid by check, draft, or money order made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia and mailed to the address specified by the department.