18 AAC 80.1910 - Fees

(a) The owner of a public water system, or an individual seeking approval under (7) or (8) of this subsection, shall pay a fee to the department as follows:
(1) for each onsite inspection of a public water system by the department under AS 46.03.020(6), 496.03.860, or this chapter, unless a more specific fee for a visit, inspection, or examination is provided in this section: $64 per hour;
(2) for each sanitary survey conducted by the department under AS 46.03.020(6) or 18 AAC 80.430 for a water system that
(A) uses a groundwater source, for
(i) the first source: $398; and
(ii) each additional source: $117;
(B) uses a surface water source or a GWUDISW source, for
(i) the first source: $585; and
(ii) each additional source: $117;
(C) uses a combination of sources, for
(i) one surface water source and one groundwater source: $585; and
(ii) each additional surface water or groundwater source: $117;
(D) is a consecutive public water system: $257; or
(E) is a water hauler: $205;
(3) for each initial review and approval of a complete surface water treatment rule filtration avoidance criteria determination under 18 AAC 80.620: $1,697;
(4) for each annual onsite inspection and report under 18 AAC 80.620(3) of a public water system seeking to maintain filtration avoidance, for
(A) inspecting the first source: $626; and
(B) inspecting each additional source: $117;
(5) for each determination of whether a system is served by groundwater or GWUDISW,
(A) if the department does a field assessment under 18 AAC 80.605(c) (3): $720;
(B) if the department reviews, under 18 AAC 80.605(c) (3), a field assessment performed by an individual authorized to perform sanitary surveys under 18 AAC 80.435: $100; and
(C) if the department requests and reviews a water quality assessment provided by the owner under 18 AAC 80.605(c) (4): $720;
(6) for each monitoring waiver application for contaminants listed in 40 C.F.R 141.61(c), adopted by reference in 18 AAC 80.010(a),
(A) for a new waiver, for processing the application: $99;
(B) for a new waiver, in addition to the processing fee required in (A) of this paragraph, one of the following fees for reviewing the application:
(i) if a synthetic organic chemical is not used or has not been used in the waiver review area: $257;
(ii) if a synthetic organic chemical is used or has been used in the waiver review area: $708;
(C) for renewal of an existing waiver, for processing the application: $99;
(D) for renewal of an existing waiver, in addition to the processing fee required in (C) of this paragraph, if a substantial change in the waiver review area has occurred since the existing waiver was issued, one of the following fees for reviewing the application:
(i) if a synthetic organic chemical is not used or has not been used in the waiver review area: $257;
(ii) if a synthetic organic chemical is used or has been used in the waiver review area: $708;
(7) for each initial application for approval under 18 AAC 80.435 of a sanitary survey inspector: $293;
(8) for each application for biennial renewal of an approval under (7) of this subsection: $204;
(9) for each review by the department of documentation submitted for a designation of optimal corrosion control treatment under 40 C.F.R. 141.82(d), adopted by reference in 18 AAC 80.010(a): $842;
(10) for each review of an application for approval of an innovative technology or device under 18 AAC 80.225: $796;
(11) for each request for a waiver of the minimum separation distance required under 18 AAC 80.020,
(A) other than a waiver described in (B) of this paragraph: $585;
(B) for a waiver of the separation distance between a water line and a sewer line: $585 for each 1,000 consecutive linear feet of water pipe or part of that length;
(12) for each review of a request for an extension of time under the construction and operation certificate provided for in 18 AAC 80.210: $193;
(13) for each comprehensive performance evaluation conducted by the department under 18 AAC 80.705(b) (1): $64 per hour.
(b) The owner of a public water system shall pay a fee to the department when engineering plans are submitted for approval under 18 AAC 80.200 - 18 AAC 80.220, as follows:
(1) for a community water system or non-transient non-community water system
(A) that uses a groundwater source without treatment and serves
(i) 25 - 150 individuals: $971;
(ii) 151 - 1,000 individuals: $1,837;
(iii) more than 1,000 individuals: $3,627; or
(B) that uses a water source with a treatment technique requirement and serves
(i) 25 - 150 individuals: $1,404;
(ii) 151 - 1,000 individuals: $2,258;
(iii) more than 1,000 individuals: $4,224;
(2) for a transient non-community water system for which engineering plans are required under 18 AAC 80.200(b), and that uses a
(A) groundwater source without treatment: $491; or
(B) water source with treatment: $797;
(3) if surface water or GWUDISW is a source for the system, and in addition to any fee required under (1) or (2) of this subsection: $468;
(4) repealed 2/11/2017.
(c) A person seeking department approval of a modification or revision to a public water system that has been approved under 18 AAC 80.200 - 18 AAC 80.220 shall pay a fee to the department for the plan review based on the percentage increase in the design parameters over the previously established parameters for which approval was granted. The department will require an hourly fee of $64 for a plan review under this section if assessment of an hourly fee results in a total fee that is less than the fee that would be applicable under (1) - (3) of this subsection. If the increase in parameters is
(1) no more than 20 percent, the fee is 20 percent of the fee applicable to the pre-modification parameters under (b)(1) or (2) of this section;
(2) over 20 percent but no more than 50 percent, the fee is the equivalent percentage of the fee applicable to the pre-modification parameters under (b)(1) or (2) of this section;
(3) more than 50 percent, the fee is 100 percent of the fee applicable to the pre-modification parameters under (b)(1) or (2) of this section.
(d) The owner of a public water system shall pay a fee to the department for applying for approval to replace a distribution main, extend a distribution main, replace a source water transmission line, or extend a source water transmission line, as follows:
(1) for 1,000 feet or less: $386;
(2) for greater than 1,000 feet: $386, plus $117 for each 1,000-foot increment or part of that increment over the first 1,000 feet.
(e) A person applying for a variance, an exemption, a variance extension, or an exemption extension shall pay the applicable fee to the department, as follows:
(1) for a variance: $878;
(2) to extend a variance: $585;
(3) for an exemption: $878;
(4) to extend an exemption: $585.
(f) An owner of a public water system shall reimburse the department for expenses incurred by the department, as follows:
(1) if an owner applies for a variance under 18 AAC 80.370, a variance under 18 AAC 80.371, or an exemption under 18 AAC 80.375,
(A) the cost to publish the public notice; and
(B) an hourly fee of $64 to prepare the public notice and to prepare for and conduct a public hearing;
(2) if the department issues, under 18 AAC 80.1035, a required public notice on behalf of an owner: the cost to publish the public notice;
(3) if, to secure compliance by a public water system with this chapter, the department reasonably incurs any direct cost, not including travel, for inspecting, investigating, monitoring, sampling, testing, or analyzing any part of that public water system: the department's direct costs, not including travel expenses, and not to exceed $5,000; if activities subject to a fee under this paragraph include one or more inspections, the fee under this paragraph is in addition to the hourly fee under (a)(1) of this section, and applies to direct costs not already covered under (a)(1) of this section.
(g) A fee required under this section for an application or request must be submitted with the application or request for which it is required. A fee is not refundable if the department denies the application or request. If, after an application or request has been denied, the applicant submits a new application or request for the same purpose, the required fee must accompany the new application or request. If a fee required under (a), (c), or (f) of this section is to reimburse the department for time spent or expense incurred, the department will invoice the owner of the affected public water system. An invoice for reimbursement is payable upon receipt.
(h) A person who disputes the determination or computation of a fee under this section may request a fee review under 18 AAC 15.190.

Notes

18 AAC 80.1910
Eff. 10/1/99, Register 151; am 3/25/2001, Register 157; am 9/28/2001, Register 159; am 7/11/2002, Register 163; am 1/11/2004, Register 169; am 5/2/2004, Register 170; am 1/11/2006, Register 177; am 4/24/2009, Register 190; am 7/25/2010, Register 195; am 2/11/2017, Register 221, April 2017

Authority:AS 44.46.025

AS 46.03.020

AS 46.03.050

AS 46.03.710

AS 46.03.720

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