CLEAN AIR AGENCY
Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 70.94.141(1).
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amend Regulation I, Section 5.07 (Annual Registration Fees).
Hearing Location(s): Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, 1904 3rd Avenue, Suite 105, Seattle, WA 98101, on May 24, 2012, at 8:45 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: May 24, 2012.
Submit Written Comments to: Rob Switalski, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, 1904 3rd Avenue, Suite 105, Seattle, WA 98101, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (206) 343-7522, by May 23, 2011 .
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact agency
receptionist, (206) 689-4010, by May 17, 2012, TTY (800) 833-6388 or (800) 833-6385 (braille).
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Increase registration fees and emission fees to reflect an increase in program costs, which are attributable to cost-of-living increases and inflationary impacts. Also, this proposal would eliminate the late provision for invoices not paid within forty-five days.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: To ensure that revenues from registration program fees support the annual budget for the program in FY 13.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 70.94 RCW.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 70.94.141.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Steve Van Slyke, 1904 3rd Avenue, Suite 105, Seattle, WA 98101, (206) 689-4052; Implementation and Enforcement: Laurie Halvorson, 1904 3rd Avenue, Suite 105, Seattle, WA 98101, (206) 689-4030.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This agency is not subject to the small business economic impact provision of the Administrative Procedure Act.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to local air agencies, per RCW 70.94.141.
April 17, 2012
Executive DirectorAMENDATORY SECTION
REGULATION I, SECTION 5.07 ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEES
(a) The Agency shall assess annual fees as set forth in Section 5.07(c) of this regulation for services provided in administering the registration program. Fees received under the registration program shall not exceed the cost of administering the program, which shall be defined as initial registration and annual or other periodic reports from the source owner providing information directly related to air pollution registration, on-site inspections necessary to verify compliance with registration requirements, data storage and retrieval systems necessary for support of the registration program, emission inventory reports and emission reduction credits computed from information provided by sources pursuant to registration program requirements, staff review, including engineering analysis for accuracy and currentness, of information provided by sources pursuant to registration program requirements, clerical and other office support provided in direct furtherance of the registration program, and administrative support provided in directly carrying out the registration program. Payment of these fees by the owner or operator of a source shall maintain its active registration status (even if it is not actively operating).
(b) Upon assessment by the Agency, registration fees are
due and payable within 45 days of the date of the invoice.
They shall be deemed delinquent if not fully paid within 45
days of the date of the invoice ((
and shall be subject to an
additional delinquent fee equal to 25% of the original fee,
not to exceed $1,000)). Persons knowingly under-reporting
emissions or other information used to set fees, or persons
required to pay emission or permit fees who are more than 90
days late with such payments may be subject to a penalty equal
to 3 times the amount of the original fee owed (in addition to
other penalties provided by chapter 70.94 RCW).
(c) Except as specified in Section 5.07 (d) and (e) of
this regulation, registered sources shall be assessed a fee of
1,000)), plus the following fees:
(1) Sources subject to a federal emission standard as
specified in Section 5.03 (a)(1) of this regulation shall be
assessed $2,100 ((
1,750)) per subpart of 40 CFR Parts 60-63;
(2) Sources subject to a federally enforceable emission
limitation as specified in Section 5.03 (a)(2) or meeting the
emission thresholds specified in Section 5.03 (a)(3) of this
regulation shall be assessed $2,300 ((
(3) Sources subject to the emission reporting
requirements under Section 5.05(b) of this regulation shall be
assessed $30 ((
25)) for each ton of CO and $60 (( 50)) for each
ton of NOX, PM10, SOX, HAP, and VOC, based on the emissions
reported during the previous calendar year;
(4) Sources with more than one coffee roaster installed
on-site that are approved under a Notice of Construction Order
of Approval shall be assessed $2,300 ((
(5) Sources of commercial composting with raw materials
from off-site and with an installed processing capacity of
<100,000 tons per year shall be assessed $5,750 ((
(6) Sources of commercial composting with raw materials
from off-site and with an installed processing capacity of
>100,000 tons per year shall be assessed $23,000 ((
(d) Gasoline dispensing facilities shall be assessed the following fees based on their gasoline throughput during the previous calendar year (as certified at the time of payment):
(1) More than 6,000,000 gallons . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,085 ((
(2) 3,600,001 to 6,000,000 gallons . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,030 ((
(3) 1,200,001 to 3,600,000 gallons . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,350 ((
(4) 840,001 to 1,200,000 gallons . . . . . . . . . . . . $675 ((
(5) 200,001 to 840,000 gallons . . . . . . . . . . . . $340 ((
(e) The following registered sources shall be assessed an
annual registration fee of $140 ((
120)), provided that they
meet no other criteria listed in Section 5.03(a) of this
(1) Sources with spray-coating operations subject to Section 9.16 of this regulation that use no more than 4,000 gallons per year of total coatings and solvents;
(2) Gasoline dispensing facilities subject to Section 2.07 of Regulation II with gasoline annual throughput during the previous calendar year (as certified at the time of payment) of no more than 200,000 gallons;
(3) Motor vehicle and mobile equipment coating operations subject to Section 3.04 of Regulation II;
(4) Unvented dry cleaners using perchloroethylene; and
(5) Batch coffee roasters subject to notification under Section 6.03 (b)(11) of this regulation.