WSR 04-12-123

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed June 2, 2004, 11:37 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: May 17, 2004.

Purpose: The purpose of this rule is to revise the fee schedule for the Office of Drinking Water to raise water system plan review fees and drinking water operator certification fees by the fiscal growth factor for FY 2004 of 3.20%.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-290-990 and 246-292-160.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.70.250 and 70.119.160.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-06-046 on March 1, 2004.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

May 27, 2004

M. C. Selecky

Secretary

OTS-6891.4


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 03-13-028, filed 6/10/03, effective 7/11/03)

WAC 246-290-990   Water system evaluation and project review and approval fees.   (1) The fees for the review and approval of water system plans, project reports, construction documents, existing systems, and related evaluations required under chapters 246-290, 246-291, 246-293, 246-294, and 246-295 WAC ((shall be as follows)) are:

(a) Water system plans required under WAC 246-290-100, 246-290-105, 246-291-140, 246-293-220, and 246-293-230((, and 246-294-060)).


覧覧覧覧覧覧覧 Group A 覧覧覧覧覧覧
Project Type Group B <100

Services

100 to 500

Services

501 to 999

Services

1,000 to

9,999

Services

10,000

or more

Services

Water system plan (New and Updated) $((130)) 134 $((461)) 475 $((1,131)) 1,167 $((2,138)) 2,206 $((3,473)) 3,584 $((5,141)) 5,305
Minor water system plan alteration $30 $((109)) 112 $((276)) 284 $((531)) 547 $((862)) 889 $((1,265)) 1,305

(b) Satellite management agency (SMA) plans for Group A and Group B water systems required under WAC 246-295-040.


覧覧 Total Active or Approved Services 覧覧
Project Type

<100

Services

100 to 500

Services

501 to 999

Services

1,000 to

9,999

Services

10,000

or more

Services

SMA plan for ownership (New and Updated) $((461)) 475 $((1,131)) 1,167 $((2,138)) 2,206 $((3,473)) 3,584 $((5,141)) 5,305
SMA approval amendment $((96)) 99 per hour or appropriate fee from category above, whichever is less
SMA plan for operation only (New and Updated) $((1,131)) 1,167 $((1,131)) 1,167 $((1,131)) 1,167 $((1,131)) 1,167 $((1,131)) 1,167

Note: SMAs owning water systems and submitting planning documents to the department for review shall be charged only the SMA fee.


(c) New plan elements required under WAC 246-290-100, 246-290-105, 246-290-125, 246-290-132, 246-290-135, 246-290-691, and 246-291-140 including:

(i) Conservation; and

(ii) Wellhead protection, shall be reviewed separately by the department and the fee assessed shall reflect the time spent for this review and shall be calculated based on ((ninety-six)) ninety-nine dollars per hour. After the initial submittal, updated information shall be reviewed as part of the updated water system plan and the review fee shall be included in the applicable updated plan review fee listed under (a) or (b) of this subsection.

(d) Project reports required under WAC 246-290-110 and design reports required under WAC 246-291-120.


覧覧覧覧覧覧覧 Group A 覧覧覧覧覧覧
Project Type Group B <100

Services

100 to 500

Services

501 to 999

Services

1,000 to

9,999

Services

10,000

or more

Services

All types of filtration or other complex treatment processes $((327)) 337 $((666)) 687 $((1,034)) 1,067 $((1,499)) 1,546 $((2,066)) 2,132 $((2,740)) 2,827
Chemical addition only, such as ion exchange, hypochlorination, or fluoridation $((96))

99

$((193)) 199 $((327))

337

$((493)) 508 $((697)) 719 $((933))

962

Complete water system (an additional fee shall be assessed for review of treatment facility, if any) $((193)) 199 $((461)) 475 $((730)) 753 $((1,066)) 1,100 $((1,467)) 1,513 $((1,933)) 1,994
System modifications requiring a detailed evaluation to determine whether the system, as modified, will comply with regulations (an additional fee shall be assessed for review of treatment facility, if any) $((130)) 134 $((327)) 337 $((531)) 547 $((799)) 824 $((1,131)) 1,167 $((1,525)) 1,573

Note: In accordance with WAC 246-290-125, project reports are not required for minor projects that are described in sufficient detail in an approved water system plan, and have been reviewed as part of the process for approving the water system plan.

(e) Special reports or plans required under WAC 246-290-230, 246-290-235, 246-290-250, 246-290-470, 246-290-636, 246-290-640, 246-290-654, 246-290-676, 246-291-230 including:

(i) Corrosion control recommendation report;

(ii) Corrosion control study;

(iii) Plan to cover uncovered reservoirs;

(iv) Predesign study;

(v) Uncovered reservoir plan of operation;

(vi) Tracer study plan;

(vii) Surface water or GWI treatment facility operations plan;

(viii) Filtration pilot study; or

(ix) GWI determination reports, shall be reviewed by the department and the fee assessed shall reflect the time spent for this review and shall be calculated based on ((ninety-six)) ninety-nine dollars per hour.

(f) Construction documents required under WAC 246-290-120 and design reports required under WAC 246-291-120.


覧覧覧覧覧覧覧 Group A 覧覧覧覧覧覧
Project Type Group B <100

Services

100 to 500

Services

501 to 999

Services

1,000 to

9,999

Services

10,000

or more

Services

All types of filtration or other complex treatment processes $((327)) 337 $((666)) 687 $((1,034)) 1,067 $((1,499)) 1,546 $((2,066)) 2,132 $((2,740)) 2,827
Chemical addition only, such as ion exchange, hypochlorination, or fluoridation $((96))

99

$((193)) 199 $((327))

337

$((493)) 508 $((697)) 719 $((933))

962

Complete new water system except treatment (an additional fee shall be assessed for review of treatment facility, if any) $((264)) 272 $((594)) 613 $((862))

889

$((1,200)) 1,238 $((1,603)) 1,654 $((2,066)) 2,132
New source only (an additional fee shall be assessed for review of treatment facility, if any) $((193)) 199

((359)) 370

$((493))

508

$((666)) 687 $((862)) 889 $((1,099)) 1,134
One or more of the following submitted as a package and not requiring a detailed evaluation as determined by the department: Water line installation, booster pump station, modifications to source pumping, piping-valving, controls or storage reservoir (an additional fee shall be assessed for review of treatment facility, if any) $((130)) 134 $((227)) 234 $((359))

370

$((531)) 547 $((730)) 753 $((964))

994

Documents submitted for projects such as water line installation, booster pump stations, modifications to source pumping, piping/valving, controls or storage reservoirs as determined by the department where such projects:
Comply with design standards established by the department;
Are prepared by a professional engineer in accordance with WAC 246-290-040; and
Do not require a detailed evaluation by the department. $((61))

62

$((112)) 115 $((187))

192

$((264)) 272 $((366)) 377 $((481))

496


(g) Existing system approval required under WAC 246-290-140 and 246-291-130. For the purpose of this subsection the department shall determine whether a system is expanding or nonexpanding.


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Project Type

Group B

<100

Services

100 to 500

Services

501 to 999

Services

1,000 to

9,999

Services

10,000

or more

Services

NONEXPANDING system not requiring a detailed evaluation by the department $((252)) 260 $((506))

522

$((761))

785

$((1,016)) 1,048 $((1,271)) 1,311 $((1,525))

1,573

NONEXPANDING system requiring a detailed evaluation as determined by the department $((379)) 391 $((761))

785

$((1,153)) 1,189 $((1,525)) 1,573 $((1,907)) 1,968

((2,289)) $2,362

EXPANDING system not requiring a detailed evaluation by the department $((506)) 522 $((1,016)) 1,048 $((1,525)) 1,573 $((2,034)) 2,099 $((2,545)) 2,626 $((3,053))

3,150

EXPANDING system requiring a detailed evaluation as determined by the department $((634)) 654 $((1,271)) 1,311 $((1,907)) 1,968 $((2,545)) 2,626 $((3,180)) 3,281 $((3,817))

3,939


(h) Monitoring waivers requested under WAC 246-290-300.

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Project Type Group B <100

Services

100 to 500

Services

501 to 999

Services

1,000 to

9,999

Services

10,000

or more

Services

Inorganic chemical monitoring waiver Not

applicable

$((84)) 86

per

source

$((116)) 119

per

source

$((146)) 150 per

source

$((177)) 182 per

source

$((208)) 214 per

source

Organic chemical monitoring waiver Not

applicable

$((152)) 156

per

source

$((213)) 219

per

source

$((277)) 285

per

source

$((338)) 348

per

source

$((400)) 412

per

source

Use waiver Not

applicable

$((182)) 187

per

source

$((245)) 252

per

source

$((314)) 324

per

source

$((369)) 380

per

source

$((431)) 444

per

source

Area wide waiver renewal Not

applicable

$((182)) 187

per

source

$((226)) 233

per

source

$((270)) 278

per

source

$((314)) 324

per

source

$((346)) 357

per

source

Inorganic chemical monitoring waiver renewal Not

applicable

$((46)) 47

per

source

$((59)) 60

per

source

$((71)) 73

per

source

$((84)) 86

per

source

$((96)) 99

per

source

Organic chemical monitoring waiver renewal Not

applicable

$((90)) 92

per

source

$((127)) 131

per

source

$((166)) 171

per

source

$((202)) 208

per

source

$((239)) 246

per

source

Use waiver renewal Not

applicable

$((127)) 131

per

source

$((171)) 176

per

source

$((213)) 219

per

source

$((257)) 265

per

source

$((301)) 310

per

source

Coliform monitoring waiver including departmental inspection requested by purveyor Not

applicable

$((389)) 401 $((481)) 496 $((612)) 631 $((779)) 803 Not

applicable

Coliform monitoring waiver with third-party inspection report Not

applicable

$((121)) 124 $((121)) 124 $((121)) 124 $((121)) 124 Not

applicable


(i) Other evaluations and approvals. As applicable, these fees will be charged in addition to the basic fees assessed under (a) through (h) of this subsection.


覧覧覧覧覧覧覧 Group A覧覧覧覧覧覧覧
Project Type Group B <100

Services

100 to 500

Services

501 to 999

Services

1,000 to

9,999

Services

10,000

or more

Services

Well-site evaluation and approval including the site inspection and hydrogeologic information review. $((193))

199

$((290))

299

$((342))

352

$((424))

437

$((531))

547

$((666)) 687
Regulatory monitoring plan1
No plan

required

$((187))

192

$((252))

260

$((316))

326

$((379))

391

$((442))

456

Unfiltered system annual comprehensive report Not

applicable

$((379))

391

$((634))

654

$((889))

917

$((1,143)) 1,179 $((1,397)) 1,441
1 A comprehensive document containing coliform, inorganic chemical and organic chemical monitoring plans in accordance with WAC 246-290-300.
Water system compliance report $((109))

112

$((109))

112

$((109))

112

$((109))

112

$((109))

112

$((109)) 112

(2) To determine the appropriate fee for a noncommunity system, calculate the service equivalent by taking the average population served each day of operation and dividing by twenty-five for a transient noncommunity (TNC) system and two and one-half for nontransient noncommunity (NTNC) system. Use the number of service equivalents to find out what Group A size category to look under and submit the appropriate fee. (All noncommunity systems are Group A systems as described in WAC 246-290-020.)

(3) Additional review and approval fees may be assessed as follows:

(a) The basic fee covers an evaluation, or the review of an initial submittal and one resubmittal if required. If additional resubmittals are required, an additional twenty-five percent of the original fee will be assessed for each additional resubmittal. For water system plan and SMA plan preparation the basic fee also covers a preplanning conference. When the department is asked to participate in other meetings involving the plan such as community meetings, public hearings, or meetings with elected officials, the department is authorized to charge additional fees at the rate of ((ninety-six)) ninety-nine dollars per hour;

(b) Fees for department project approval based on local technical review will be determined on a case-by-case basis as outlined in the applicable memorandum of understanding between the department and the respective local agency;

(c) Fees for services which the department determines are not described under subsection (1) of this section, will be calculated based on a rate of ((ninety-six)) ninety-nine dollars per hour.

Examples of these services include, but are not limited to:

(i) Review and inspection of water reuse projects;

(ii) Collection of water quality samples requested by purveyor;

(iii) Review of alternate technologies requested by purveyor, manufacturer or authorized representative;

(iv) Sanitary surveys, including the time spent as part of the annual on-site inspections for systems under WAC 246-290-690(3) that is in addition to the time necessary to assess watershed control and disinfection treatment;

(v) Well field designations; or

(vi) Transfers of ownership under WAC 246-290-035 or 246-294-060.

(d) Additional fees assessed by the department shall be billed to the purveyor using an itemized invoice.

(4) If the legislature revises the water system operating permit fee under RCW 70.119A.110 to incorporate into it one or more fees for service currently assessed separately under this section, and the purveyor has paid that consolidated fee, the department shall not assess or collect a separate fee under this section for any such service.

(5) All fees required under this section except as noted in subsection (3) of this section, shall be submitted prior to the department's approval. Payment of fees shall be in the form of a check or money order made payable to: The Department of Health, P.O. Box 1099, Olympia, Washington 98507-1099((, or such successor organization or address as designated by the department)). Payment of a fee shall not guarantee approval of the submitted document or evaluation request.

(6) Purveyors unable to determine the appropriate fee payment to submit should contact the department.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, 43.20B.020, and 70.119.160. 03-13-028, ァ 246-290-990, filed 6/10/03, effective 7/11/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250 and 70.119.160. 02-01-065, ァ 246-290-990, filed 12/14/01, effective 1/14/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 00-02-015, ァ 246-290-990, filed 12/27/99, effective 1/27/00; 99-12-022, ァ 246-290-990, filed 5/24/99, effective 6/24/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20B.020. 98-11-068, ァ 246-290-990, filed 5/19/98, effective 6/19/98; 97-12-032, ァ 246-290-990, filed 5/30/97, effective 6/30/97; 95-20-079, ァ 246-290-990, filed 10/4/95, effective 11/4/95; 93-01-006 (Order 315), ァ 246-290-990, filed 12/3/92, effective 1/3/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as ァ 246-290-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20A.055. 87-14-066 (Order 2493), ァ 440-44-048, filed 7/1/87; 83-14-038 (Order 1980), ァ 440-44-048, filed 6/30/83.]

OTS-6890.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 03-13-028, filed 6/10/03, effective 7/11/03)

WAC 246-292-160   Water works certification fees.   (1) Operator fees:

(a) Applicable fees are listed in Table 2 of this section;


Table 2
WATER WORKS OPERATOR FEES

OPERATOR

CLASSIFICATION

APPLICATION

FEE

REAPPLICATION

FEE

ANNUAL

RENEWAL

FEE

LATE

FEE

WTPO $((66.00)) 68.00 $((32.00)) 33.00 $((32.00*)) 33.00* $27.00**
WDM $((66.00)) 68.00 $((32.00)) 33.00 $((32.00*)) 33.00* $27.00**
WDS $((66.00)) 68.00 $((32.00)) 33.00 $((32.00*)) 33.00* $27.00**
CCS $((39.00)) 40.00 $((32.00)) 33.00 $((32.00*)) 33.00* $27.00**
BAT $((39.00)) 40.00 $((32.00)) 33.00 $((32.00)) 33.00 $27.00
BTO $((39.00)) 40.00 $((32.00)) 33.00 $((32.00)) 33.00 $27.00

* The annual renewal fee for a WTPO,WDM,WDS and CCS certification ((shall be thirty-two)) is thirty-three dollars regardless of the number of classifications held.
** The annual late fee for a WTPO, WDM, WDS, and CCS certification ((shall be)) is twenty-seven dollars regardless of the number of classifications held.


(b) A late fee shall be assessed to operators failing to submit the required fee within the time period specified on the renewal form; and

(c) The fee for application for reciprocity is one hundred ((thirty-four)) thirty-eight dollars per classification.

(2) Group A system fees:

(a) Applicable fees are listed as indicated in

Table 3 of this section.

Table 3
ANNUAL SYSTEM CERTIFICATION FEES

SYSTEM SIZE*

(Number of Equivalent Services)

SYSTEM FEE
Less than 601 Services $ ((100.00)) 103.00
601 through 6,000 Services $ ((304.00)) 313.00
6,001 through 20,000 Services $ ((405.00)) 417.00
More than 20,000 Services $ ((610.00)) 629.00

* Systems designated by the department as approved satellite management agencies (SMAs) shall pay a fee based on total services in all systems owned by the SMA.

(b) Group A system fees shall be paid in conjunction with the system's annual operating permit fee required in chapter 246-294 WAC.

(c) A late fee shall be assessed against any system for failing to submit the applicable fee to the department within the designated time period. The late fee shall be based on the water system's classification and shall be an additional ten percent of the applicable system fee or twenty-seven dollars, whichever is greater.

(d) The system fee for issuance of a temporary certification shall be ((sixty-six)) sixty-eight dollars for each temporary position.

(3) Fees are nonrefundable and transfers of fees are not allowable.

(4) Payment of fees required under this chapter shall be in the form of a check or money order made payable to the department of health and shall be mailed to Department of Health, P.O. Box 1099, Olympia, Washington 98507-1099((, or such successor organization or address as designated by the department)).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, 43.20B.020, and 70.119.160. 03-13-028, ァ 246-292-160, filed 6/10/03, effective 7/11/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250 and 70.119.160. 02-01-065, ァ 246-292-160, filed 12/14/01, effective 1/14/02. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.119 RCW and Safe Drinking Water Act, Public Law 104-182; 64 F.R. 5916 - 5921. 01-02-070, ァ 246-292-160, filed 12/29/00, effective 1/29/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 00-02-015, ァ 246-292-160, filed 12/27/99, effective 1/27/00; 99-12-022, ァ 246-292-160, filed 5/24/99, effective 6/24/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20B.020. 98-12-015, ァ 246-292-160, filed 5/22/98, effective 6/22/98. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.119 RCW. 94-04-004, ァ 246-292-160, filed 1/20/94, effective 2/20/94.]

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