WSR 07-09-090

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed April 18, 2007, 10:27 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Office of drinking water fees, WAC 246-290-990 Water system evaluation and project review and approval fees.

Hearing Location(s): Department of Health, Point Plaza East, Conference Room 152, 310 Israel Road S.E., Tumwater, WA 98504, on June 11, 2007, at 1:00 p.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: June 26, 2007.

Submit Written Comments to: Theresa Phillips, Office of Drinking Water, P.O. Box 47822, Olympia, WA 98504-7822, web site http://www3.doh.wa.gov/policyreview/, fax (360) 236-3147, by June 11, 2007.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Theresa Phillips by June 4, 2007, TTY (800) 833-6388 or 711.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Fees support public health activities in the office of drinking water and need to be adjusted to compensate for the inflationary costs of administering the program. This proposal will increase fees by the 2007 fiscal growth factor cap of 3.38% as set under RCW 43.135.055 by the state expenditure limit committee.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Fee adjustments are necessary to guarantee sufficient revenue to fulfill the department's public health protection obligations.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.70.250 and 43.20B.020.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 43.70.250 and 43.20B.020.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Washington state department of health, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Theresa Phillips, P.O. Box 47822, Olympia, WA 98504-7822, (360) 236-3147.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Under RCW 19.85.025(3), rules that set or adjust fees pursuant to legislative standards are exempt from the requirements of the Regulatory Fairness Act.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Under RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(vi), rules that set or adjust fees pursuant to legislative standards are exempt from the requirements of RCW 34.05.328.

April 16, 2007

Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

OTS-9534.3


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-02-025B, filed 12/22/06, effective 1/22/07)

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 are:

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


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) $((134)) 138 $((475)) 491 $((1,167)) 1,206 $((2,206)) 2,280 $((3,584)) 3,705 $((5,305)) 5,484
Minor water system plan alteration $((30)) 31 $((112)) 115 $((284)) 293 $((547)) 565 $((889)) 919 $((1,305)) 1,349

(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) $((475)) 491 $((1,167)) 1,206 $((2,206)) 2,280 $((3,584)) 3,705 $((5,305)) 5,484
SMA approval amendment $((99)) 102 per hour or appropriate fee from category above, whichever is less
SMA plan for operation only (New and Updated) $((1,167)) 1,206 $((1,167)) 1,206 $((1,167)) 1,206 $((1,167)) 1,206 $((1,167)) 1,206

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) Water use efficiency; 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-nine)) one hundred two 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 $((337)) 348 $((687)) 710 $((1,067)) 1,103 $((1,546)) 1,598 $((2,132)) 2,204 $((2,827)) 2,922
Chemical addition only, such as ion exchange, hypochlorination, or fluoridation $((99))

102

$((199))

205

$((337))

348

$((508))

525

$((719))

743

$((962))

994

Complete water system (an additional fee shall be assessed for review of treatment facility, if any) $((199))

205

$((475))

491

$((753))

778

$((1,100))

1,137

$((1,513))

1,564

$((1,994))

2,061

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) $((134))

138

$((337))

348

$((547))

565

$((824))

851

$((1,167))

1,206

$((1,573))

1,626


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-nine)) one hundred two 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 $((337))

348

$((687))

710

$((1,067))

1,103

$((1,546))

1,598

$((2,132))

2,204

$((2,827))

2,922

Chemical addition only, such as ion exchange, hypochlorination, or fluoridation $((99))

102

$((199))

205

$((337))

348

$((508))

525

$((719))

743

$((962))

994

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

281

$((613))

633

$((889))

919

$((1,238))

1,279

$((1,654))

1,709

$((2,132))

2,204

New source only (an additional fee shall be assessed for review of treatment facility, if any) $((199))

205

((370))

$382

$((508))

525

$((687))

710

$((889))

919

$((1,134))

1,172

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) $((134))

138

$((234))

241

$((370))

382

$((547))

565

$((753))

778

$((994))

1,027

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. $((62))

64

$((115))

118

$((192))

198

$((272))

281

$((377))

389

$((496))

512


(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.


覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧 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

NONEXPANDING system not requiring a detailed evaluation by the department $((260))268 $((522))

539

$((785))

811

$((1,048))

1,083

$((1,311))

1,355

$((1,573))

1,626

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

404

$((785))

811

$((1,189))

1,229

$((1,573))

1,626

$((1,968))

2,034

$((2,362)) 2,441

EXPANDING system not requiring a detailed evaluation by the department $((522))

539

$((1,048))

1,083

$((1,573))

1,626

$((2,099))

2,169

$((2,626))

2,714

$((3,150))

3,256

EXPANDING system requiring a detailed evaluation as determined by the department $((654))

676

$((1,311))

1,352

$((1,968))

2,034

$((2,626))

2,714

$((3,281))

3.391

$((3,939))

4,072


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

覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧 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

Inorganic chemical monitoring waiver Not

applicable

$((86)) 88

per

source

$((119)) 123

per

source

$((150)) 155 per

source

$((182)) 188 per

source

$((214)) 221 per

source

Organic chemical monitoring waiver Not

applicable

$((156)) 161

per

source

$((219)) 226

per

source

$((285)) 294

per

source

$((348)) 359

per

source

$((412)) 425

per

source

Use waiver Not

applicable

$((187)) 193

per

source

$((252)) 260

per

source

$((324)) 334

per

source

$((380)) 392

per

source

$((444)) 459

per

source

Area wide waiver renewal Not

applicable

$((187)) 193

per

source

$((233)) 240

per

source

$((278)) 287

per

source

$((324)) 334

per

source

$((357)) 369

per

source

Inorganic chemical monitoring waiver renewal Not

applicable

$((47)) 48

per

source

$((60)) 62

per

source

$((73)) 75

per

source

$((86)) 88

per

source

$((99)) 102

per

source

Organic chemical monitoring waiver renewal Not

applicable

$((92)) 95

per

source

$((131)) 135

per

source

$((171)) 176

per

source

$((208)) 215

per

source

$((246)) 254

per

source

Use waiver renewal Not

applicable

$((131)) 135

per

source

$((176)) 181

per

source

$((219)) 226

per

source

$((265)) 273

per

source

$((310)) 320

per

source

Coliform monitoring waiver including departmental inspection requested by purveyor Not

applicable

$((401))

414

$((496))

512

$((631))

652

$((803))

830

Not

applicable

Coliform monitoring waiver with third-party inspection report Not

applicable

$((124))

128

$((124))

128

$((124))

128

$((124))

128

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. $((199))

205

$((299))

309

$((352))

363

$((437))

451

$((547))

565

$((687))

710

Regulatory monitoring plan1
No plan

required

$((192))

198

$((260))

268

$((326))

337

$((391))

404

$((456))

471

Unfiltered system annual comprehensive report Not

applicable

$((391))

404

$((654))

676

$((917))

947

$((1,179))

1,218

$((1,441))

1,489

1 A comprehensive document containing coliform, inorganic chemical and organic chemical monitoring plans in accordance with WAC 246-290-300.
Water system compliance report $((112))

115

$((112))

115

$((112))

115

$((112))

115

$((112))

115

$((112))

115


(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-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 may be assessed for services which the department determines are not described under subsection (1) of this section, will be calculated based on a rate of ((ninety-nine)) one hundred two 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. 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 70.119A.180. 07-02-025B, ァ 246-290-990, filed 12/22/06, effective 1/22/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250 and 70.119.160. 04-12-123, ァ 246-290-990, filed 6/2/04, effective 7/3/04. 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.]

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